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On high blood pressure, are there other foods that can cause blood pressure spikes like starches or grains?

On high blood pressure, are there other foods that can cause blood pressure spikes like starches or grains?

Salt: Salt does cause fluid retention and therefore increases blood pressure. Very low blood sugar can cause release of adrenaline which raises blood pressure, other than that, I do not know of any interaction with particular foods. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Which types of foods (besides salty ones) cause high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Besides sodium, a low potassium diet, drinking lots of cola drinks, high licqorice containg foods smoking all these come into play besides others. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low potassium, high blood pressure and palpitations?

What are the causes of low potassium, high blood pressure and palpitations?

Suspect hyperaldo: High blood pressure with low blood potassium levels brings the potential diagnosis of elevated aldosterone level (hyperaldosteronism) as a possibility. There may be other reasons- for example if you are taking a BP medication that may cause low potassium levels but your BP is still elevated. This finding requires a proper medical evaluation and lab analysis. ...Read more

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In case of high blood pressure which food can eat?

In case of high blood pressure  which food can eat?

Restrict salt intake: The DASH diet recommend low salt (sodium restricted to 2000 mg/day) or approx 2 teaspoons of salt or less /day. Please be mindful of foods with hidden salt in them - cold cuts, cheese for instance. Avoid canned foods - typically preserved with salt or brine. A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables is ideal - ...Read more

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Blood pressure is low, 82/60, what are some causes of low blood pressure?

Blood pressure is low, 82/60, what are some causes of low blood pressure?

Low Blood Pressure: Low blood pressure (BP) may be normal for an individual who is thin, has a very low salt intake, inadequate fluid intake, developed an irregular heart rhythm or other heart problem. Athletes often have low heart rates and low BP due to their extreme fitness. Dysautonomia (dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system) can cause low BP - treated with support hose, postural maneuvers and medicines. ...Read more

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What in the diet can cause high blood preasure?

What in the diet can cause high blood preasure?

High salt: Foods with high salt content either in can foods, in some f rozen foods can cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What food causes high blood pressure?

What food causes high blood pressure?

Many: A better answer is what foods can reverse high blood pressure. This includes the dash diet: fruits: 4-5 servings/day vegetables: 4-5 servings/day whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day meat (lean): 2 servings/day lower dietary sodium intake low fat (<6% of daily calories) low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day) low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day). ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of high blood pressure?

Primary or secondary: Blood pressure can be categorized as primary or secondary. Most high blood pressure is primary or "essential" hypertension. The mechanism of essential hypertension is poorly understood. Approximately 15% of hypertension is secondary to another illness such as endocrine tumor, renal tumor, or renal artery stenosis. Secondary hypertension is more common if the hypertension is severe. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause high red blood cells and high risk of stroke?

Is there anything that can cause high red blood cells and high risk of stroke?

Polycythemia vera: Primary conditions are those that increase the replication of red blood cells in the bone marrow, these are known as polycythemias or myeloproliferative disorders. Many secondary conditions exist that can cause high red blod cells as well: including; cancer, altitude, and hypoxic disease to name a few... ...Read more

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What are the effects of high blood sugar?

What are the effects of high blood sugar?

Several: Hi. The principle effects of hyperglycemia are dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Ketoacidosis is NOT an attendant phenomenon unless a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency is present. Hyperglycemia does not beget ketoacodosis - a sufficient degree of insulin deficiency does. If high enough or comorbid illnesses are present, hospitalization may be necessary; usually not, however. ...Read more

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Top food to eat with high blood sugar and high blood pressure?

Top food to eat with high blood sugar and high blood pressure?

Food and HTN and DM: Avoid sugar; avoid bread; avoid refined carbs; avoid pasta, avoid pizza; avoid saturated fats; eat egg white, broiled or poached fish, complex veggies, complex fruit, whole grain, low salt, low cholesterol; nuts are excellent; beans are excellent; ...Read more

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What kind of food can lower high blood pressure?

What kind of food can lower high blood pressure?

Food for HTN: Great question: optimal diet is DASH Diet: low salt, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, 8 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily, pomegranates, tomato, kiwi, spinach, kale, whole grains and low animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of very lean meat, fish, poultry only). Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters fluid per day. Minimize caffeine. Look up DASH Diet. ...Read more

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Can high sugar in the blood cause rheumatism?

Can high sugar in the blood cause rheumatism?

Indirectly: Diabetes is associated with increased risk for tendinitis in the hands and also shoulder issues among other arthritic problems. It is not associated with generalized aching (rheumatism). ...Read more

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What are possible causes of low blood pressure based on the factors that maintain normal blood pressure?

What are possible causes of low blood pressure based on the factors that maintain normal blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: The body regulates blood pressure to prevent too much drop. This regulation and counter measures may be inadequate in certain conditions such as severe infections/inflammations, dehydration or blood loss, severe heart disease, neurologic disease, toxicity, etc. ...Read more

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Possible causes of low blood pressure based on the factors that maintain normal blood pressure?

Possible causes of low blood pressure based on the factors that maintain normal blood pressure?

See below: The causes of acutely low blood pressure and chronically low pressure are different. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-blood-pressure/ds00590/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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What can cause similar symptoms to low blood sugar other than low blood sugar?

What can cause similar symptoms to low blood sugar other than low blood sugar?

Anything: Since hypoglycemia is usually associated with anxiety, any disorder that has an anxiety component would cause similar symptoms. For example, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder,Anxious Depression, etc. ...Read more

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Do some or all of the high blood pressure medicines cause renal impairment?

Do some or all of the high blood pressure medicines cause renal impairment?

HBP and renal failur: High blood pressure itself can cause renal failure, but some meds used to treat hypertension can also have effects on the kidneys. These include diuretics, ace inhibitors, and arb's. The changes in renal function can be due to lowering the blood pressure or due to the meds themselves. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more