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Is hypertension considered a heart disease?

Is hypertension considered a heart disease?

No: It's a risk factor for heart disease, but, untreated, it leads to hypertensive heart disease which, by definition, is a heart disease. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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How would hypertension affect heart disease?

How would hypertension affect heart disease?

Hypertension: Htn causes secondary changes in the blood vessels which are associated with heart attack. ...Read more

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Can you have heart disease just from hypertension?

Can you have heart disease just from hypertension?

Absolutely yes,: Though if you have other risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, or you are a smoker, your risk is even higher. ...Read more

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Should I be concern with leg pain with heart disease and hypertension?

Should I be concern with leg pain with heart disease and hypertension?

Yes: Cardiac and hypertension are problems that require constant monitoring. Leg pain may or not be related. See your md asap! Good luck! ...Read more

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In countries where people don't eat a lot of wheat, what is the incidence of heart disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes?

In countries where people don't eat a lot of wheat, what is the incidence of heart disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes?

?: I don't know the answer to your question, but if you substitute "meat" for "wheat", I can tell you with much literature to back me up that the incidence of those conditions is low and much lower than in the usa. Wheat, btw, by itself is not the culprit and whole grain (unprocessed) wheat is full of good fiber, relatively low in calories, and doesn't raise cholesterol. White bread is a bad example. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between snoring, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea?

Is there a correlation between snoring, heart disease, stroke, hypertension and obstructive sleep apnoea?

Sleep apnea: Snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. Osa means that the body/brain is being deprived of oxygen for at least 10 seconds at a time. This lack of oxygen is connected to stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have heart disease diabetes and hypertension and I have bird mites I am trying home remedies but still infested do I need to see a doctor?

I have heart disease diabetes and hypertension and I have bird mites I am trying home remedies but still infested do I need to see a doctor?

Skin lesion: Not sure from your question what kind of lesion you have. Is it really bird mite infestation? . If some thing not getting better with your home remedies needs preofessional help. ...Read more

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If I have high blood pressure, will I get heart disease? My doctor told me I have pre-hypertension. I know I may develop high blood pressure, but does this mean I will develop heart disease too? .

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If I have high blood pressure, will I get heart disease? My doctor told me I have pre-hypertension. I know I may develop high blood pressure, but does this mean I will develop heart disease too? .

Increases the risk: Hypertension is one of the risk factors for development of heart disease and stroke. Since you are in the pre-hypertension stage right now, it is the time to get BP within normal range. The best way to lower BP is to exercise regularly, maintain low sodium diet, and keep body weight as close to ideal weight as possible. Normal bmi (body mass index) is 18.5-24.5 (there are calculators online). ...Read more

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What would be causing sudden dizzy spells? Been thoroughly tested by doctors and have no heart disease or hypertension. Have persistent arm soreness.

What would be causing sudden dizzy spells? Been thoroughly tested by doctors and have no heart disease or hypertension. Have persistent arm soreness.

Dizzy spells: Either you are you are imagining dizzy spells or your physicians have not yet found the cause ;stay on course with them till the cause is found, explained and if needed appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What birth control will be best for me that is easy, non-messy and affordable? I'm a 47yo female diagnosis with esrd and on dialysis since 2009. Have chronic hypertension, angina, and heart disease. What birth control will be best for me that is easy, n

What birth control will be best for me that is easy, non-messy and affordable? I'm a 47yo female diagnosis with esrd and on dialysis since 2009. Have chronic hypertension, angina, and heart disease. What birth control will be best for me that is easy, n

Hello.: Hello. I can't say what would work best for you. But, how about good old fashioned condoms? They are cheap, usually not messy, can be carried easily in a wallet and there are no drug- drug interactions. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello, I've recently been experiencing right side numbness and weakness; weak hand grip and a bit of tingling. Also chest pains, I was referred to a cardiologist and awaiting tests. I'm only 18, high risk of diabetes, heart disease, & hypertension in my f

It is unlikely that: The cardiologist will be able to explain your multiple symptoms but he/she will be able to exclude a cardiac etiology for your chest pain. Then you will need to be evaluated for your other complaints. A neurologist evaluation would seem reasonable to exclude multiple sclerosis as a possibility. ...Read more

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Do you know is high blood pressure heart disease?

Do you know is high blood pressure heart disease?

Heart disease: This depends on your individual risks. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease. Diet and exercise can lower high blood pressure, but this can take awhile. Medications also work. You should talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is high blood pressure a heart disease?

Can you tell me is high blood pressure a heart disease?

Its a risk factor: Its one of the risk factors and if left untreated can cause hypertensiive heart disease. As well. ...Read more

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What medicines help heart disease and high blood pressure?

What medicines help heart disease and high blood pressure?

Meds to lower BP: Controlling BP with medications, especially beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics will help to reduce risk of heart injury, heart failure and heart pain (angina). Some of the effects of high BP on the heart can be reversed with these BP meds and optimum control of BP (110-130/60-80). Follow up with primary MD and/or specialists (cardiologist and nephrologist if kidney problems). ...Read more

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How does exercise help reduce high blood pressure and heart disease?

How does exercise help reduce high blood pressure and heart disease?

Decrease risk: Aerobic exercise will make your heart stronger. If your heart can pump blood with less effort then the force at the arteries will decrease and the arteries will relax, decreasing your bp. Control BP will decrease the risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus exercise will control your weight, help with high bad cholesterol and decrease stress in your life, all risk factors for heart disease. ...Read more

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Can there be a such thing as a person having heart disease without a high blood pressure?

Can there be a such thing as a person having heart disease without a high blood pressure?

Absolutely: Hypertension just one, albeit important, risk factor in a plethora of identifiable risk factors that can contribute to heart disease. Lower bps are better, but not absolutely protective. Diabetes, cigarette exposure, blood fat abnormalities, obesity, genetic markers, etc., are among many risk factors that place one at risk beyond high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more