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A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
Educate yourself: Cut down on the sugar and salt. Cut down on the crabs (rice potatoes, bread) as they get converted to sugar. You may want to use alternative sweeteners. See a nutritionist. Make a change in your lifestyle now as many of the complications of diabetes are preventable. There are various causes of peripheral neuropathy. Have it evaluated and treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypertension: Neuropathy? I am not familar with a typical neuropathy from hypertension. Was that the specific diagnosis you received. Many patients have associated hypertension and diabetes and the neuropathy is secondary to diabetes or other causes. I would be happy to receive more information to try and give you a better answer. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between idiopathic intracranial hypertension and occult optic neuropathy and are they dangerous and can you have both
My response: Your question is best addressed as follows: Idiopathic means unclear or unknown, and you likely are referring to the entity of Pseudotumor Cerebri, which can cause loss of vision if untreated. Optic neuropathy can have many different causes, but here, this is not "occult". Do you require a Concierge visit? ...Read more
Can occupational therapy or talk therapy help a person with Alzheimer/Schizophrenia, Diabetic Neuropathy, Pacemaker and Hypertension simultaneous.
Can sickle cell trait have an impact on other health conditions such as type 1 diabetes, neuropathy, high blood pressure, celiac disease, or asthma?
Can high blood pressure affect glaucoma? If so, how high would it need to be to cause optic nerve damage?
Most Rx limited help: The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord; all the nerves to the rest of the body stem from the cns, and is called peripheral nervous system; neuropathy (n) is a disorder of the peripheral nerves. Examples are diabetic neuropathy, alcohol-induced n. And carpal tunnel, a n. Of the median nerve in the wrist. Gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tegretol etc may help but no cures, yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more