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What is the significance of labile hypertension?

What is the significance of labile hypertension?

Tough to treat: Labile hypertension would loosely be defined as blood pressure which is highly variable, going very high very quickly and down with the same speed. This can be dangerous because if a blood pressure is used to treat the peaks of blood pressure, the valleys can become to deep and cause symptomatic low bp. Working closely with a doctor (primary and or cardiologist) is key in such cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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What is the best way to treat labile hypertension?

Visits and meds: The best way is to get properly diagnosed and treated, including the proper titration and medication alterations until you are controlled. Stress reduction, decreasing salt intake, proper dieting and weight control, and avoiding high caffeine products will help too. Do not to illegal drugs or smoke, and quit if you do. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there such a condition known as labile hypertension and if there is what causes it?

Is there such a condition known as labile hypertension and if there is what causes it?

Yes.: Labile, the opposite of stable, means your BP is not elevated at all times, rather rises in response to situations or different conditions, such as "white coat hypertension". Previously thought to be less serious, it is now treated as aggressively as full time hypertension. It can be caused by surges of adrenaline, which can be caused by low blood sugar. Get tested for Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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How does labile hypertension affect dental surgery?

Makes it more risky: Labile hypertension is blood pressure that fluctuates abruptly and repeatedly, often causing symptoms such as headache or ringing in the ears. People with labile hypertension often react to emotional stress with an increase in blood pressure. Your blood pressure can shoot up during dental surgery and trigger a stroke. You may need anti anxiety medication before dental work. ...Read more

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Odd Blood Pressures, 167/145, 171/150, then drops to 90/50. What type of medication? Emerg Room Dr said it was Labile Hypertension/headaches when High

Merits an evaluation: Two of the pressures mentioned are clearly very high; the 3rd pressure is quite low. It merits a careful visit to ones doctor to attempt to clarify the reason for the marked fluctuation. A thorough history and exam with blood and urine testing should determine the cause of the marked pressure variations. ...Read more

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I have insomnia n labile hypertension. on carvedilol n amlodipine. taking Lexapro (escitalopram) at nite. shud I take it in morning. I have an overactive mind n dep?

I have insomnia n labile hypertension.  on carvedilol n amlodipine. taking Lexapro (escitalopram) at nite. shud I take it in morning. I have an overactive mind n dep?

Symptom duration: How long have you had these symptoms? Has your insomnia increased or decreased on Lexapro (escitalopram)? Also, Lexapro (escitalopram) can interact with many medications. Do you take any other medications? I suggest speaking with your doctor. If Lexapro (escitalopram) has been good for you, there may be some adjustments your doctor could recommend. Please speak first with your doctor about changing the timing of any of your medications. ...Read more

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Does significant labile or episodic hypertension in which blood pressure spikes in response to relatively minor stresses pose health risks?

Does significant labile or episodic hypertension in which blood pressure spikes in response to relatively minor stresses pose health risks?

Yes: The risks of HTN are multiple and can lead to headaches, cardiovascular disease(including heart attacks), stroke, and so on. The best course of treatment is periodic blood pressure checks by your primary care physician! there is an entity called white coat hypertension but that diagnosis should come from a physician (or the associated nurse practitioner or physician assistant). ...Read more

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Is there an effective drug of choice for hypertension that is labile and stress related? ACE inhibitors and ARBs don't stop the spikes.

Is there an effective drug of choice for hypertension that is labile and stress related?  ACE inhibitors and ARBs don't stop the spikes.

Labile Bp: The life style approaches would be. 1. Try classic transcendental meditation. Works great for some. Get loseit and track salt sodium intake for a week or fitness pal and do both Na and K. If Na>1,500 mg/ d or K <4,700 mg /d get DASH EATIMG PLAN. POCKET BOOKS, DASH DIET VGOR HTN. Do chap9 exactly for 2 weeks. Get back with me then. ...Read more

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Can kids have hypertension?

Blood pressure: Children can have hypertension. It needs to be worked up for reversible causes and treated. ...Read more

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Labile (Definition)

Other descriptions include: subject to abrupt change, or unpredictable & changeable. It is often used in reference to a "labile affect" -- which is a mood which varies broadly & abruptly. You hear "labile hypertension"--which is blood pressure that bounces above & below what would be considered normal or benign. Such a BP must be charted throughout the day to determine ...Read more