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How do I know if I am in a hypertensive crisis?

Go to ED: If you think your are in a hypertensive crisis, go to the emergency room asap and ask them for help. ...Read more

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I read that when you are exercising your systolic blood pressure can rise to 220. Why is this not a hypertensive crisis?

I read that when you are exercising your systolic blood pressure can rise to 220. Why is this not a hypertensive crisis?

Definitions...: Definition: "a hypertensive emergency (formerly called "malignant hypertension") is hypertension (high blood pressure) with acute impairment of one or more organ systems (especially the central nervous system, cardiovascular system and/or the renal system) that can result in irreversible organ damage" clearly not the case when you exercise which is a normal reflex response to the exercising... ...Read more

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Hypertensive crisis and enlarged heart medication not helping now what?

Hypertensive crisis and enlarged heart medication not helping now what?

See below: If you are currently in hypertensive crisis based on current blood pressure checks, you need seek care immediately through er or urgent care. ...Read more

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Had a hypertensive crisis w CHF kidney u/s showed echogenic renal pyramids. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is low 20.5 aldosterone 2.4 RDW 18.1 blood in urine , ideas?

Had a hypertensive crisis w CHF kidney u/s showed echogenic renal pyramids. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is low 20.5 aldosterone 2.4 RDW 18.1 blood in urine , ideas?

Aldosterone 2.4: Your question cannot be answered properly, as you did not give enough information. You aldosterone (a) level is 2.4. It is difficult to say what that means because your a is dependent on whether you were standing, sitting, or lying down when the blood was drawn and normal values vary from lab to lab. A physician (p)ordered your test, ask the p for a more-informed answer to your question better. ...Read more

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Can isosorbide trinitrate (iv) given to pat. With hypertensive crisis and intracerebral hemorrhage?

Can isosorbide trinitrate (iv) given to pat. With hypertensive crisis and intracerebral hemorrhage?

Nitrates, Yes...: I'm not familiar with isosorbide trinitrate, but nitrates, Nitroglycerin and nitroprusside are one of many treatments used for hypertensive crises when control of blood pressure is essential. ...Read more

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How long after a CT scan with ionic contrast is a person with suspected pheochromocytoma at risk of hypertensive crisis?

How long after a CT scan with ionic contrast is a person with suspected pheochromocytoma at risk of hypertensive crisis?

Ionic, really?: Ionic intravenous contrast has been replaced by nonionic contrast. Nonionic contrast is safe to use in patients with or suspected of having pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma. The risk of hypertensive crisis due to ionic contrast should not last longer a few hours, but i could not find a reference to confirm this. ...Read more

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Herbal teas, foods o medicines bad for people with hypertension. Is hbp 169/97 with headache and nausea considered a hypertensive crisis?yes, no? why?

Herbal teas, foods o medicines bad for people with hypertension. Is hbp 169/97 with headache and nausea considered a hypertensive crisis?yes, no? why?

Here's a link...: Hypertensive crisis is often under consideration when systolic blood pressure >180, and/or diastolic >110. You have however appropriate concerns, & may benefit by reading more at: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Hypertensive-Crisis_UCM_301782_Article.jsp ...Read more

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What is the latest and best anti hypertensive medication treatment. ?

Anti hypertensive: There is no answer to this question; there are numerous classes of agents each with particular desirable and undesired attributes ...Read more

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What is best treatment for severe proxysmal hypertension not helped by hypertensive meds?

What is best treatment for severe proxysmal hypertension not helped by hypertensive meds?

Paroxysmal Htn : Avoid salt. Some people are salt sensitive and avoiding salt is as potent as taking meds (in some patients). The way to diagnose HTN is by BP diary. Check BP first thing in morning (sitting down , both feet on ground). Do it for 7-10 day. If average is >135/85 (both or either number) see you doctor. The correct number depends on your medical profile. ...Read more