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Sir i am suffering from chronical liver disease and portal hypertension ,but in blood report show the ALK 151 ..tell me what happen?

Sir i am suffering from chronical liver disease and portal hypertension ,but in blood report show the ALK 151 ..tell me what happen?

Cirrhosis : Portal hypertension is due primary to cirrhosis of the liver - a progressive scarring that eventually (years) leads to liver failure. The most common cause of this worldwide is hepatitis C. Blood tests regarding the liver, such as ALK (presumably alkaline phosphatase) may be normal. Best to be followed by a liver specialist in the field of gastroenterology. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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 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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Would an aspirin regimine for a woman with heart disease and high blood pressure a good idea?

Would an aspirin regimine for a woman with heart disease and high blood pressure a good idea?

Yes: Aspirin reduces the risk of stroke and heart attacks in patients that already have coronary artery in a daily dose of 81mg/day if no contraindications for it. As a primary prevention the data is controversial and equivocal. ...Read more

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Is high blood pressure a disease in america?

Is high blood pressure a disease in america?

World-wide: A world-wide problem, mostly seen in developed countries. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic high blood pressure?

What sort of disease is chronic high blood pressure?

Insidious: Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may produce no symptoms until a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, dementia, peripheral arterial disease, or kidney failure appear. Lifestyle and pharmacologic therapies are very effective in controlling the BP and the commensurate reduction in risk. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What diseases cause inflamed liver and high blood pressure in a 22 year old man?

What diseases cause inflamed liver and high blood pressure in a 22 year old man?

Alcohol: Excess alcohol will cause both. So will obesity. Viral infections should be excluded. So should sarcoidosis. I'm sure there are other things that some else here will think of. ...Read more

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Does having high blood pressure make you more prone to degenerative disc disease?

Does having high blood pressure make you more prone to degenerative disc disease?

NO: Hypertension (high blood pressure) has many deleterious effects, mainly on the heart and blood vessels, and thus can also affect the brain and spinal cord, but does not have a role in causing disc disease or other spine degenerative disease. ...Read more

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What disease causes a woman miscarries due to high blood pressure?

What disease causes a woman miscarries due to high blood pressure?

Eclampsia: Severe pregnancy associated high blood pressure is called eclampsia, hypertensive disorder of pregnancy or toxemia of pregnancy. Regular medical care during pregnancy and through the delivery and post-delivery period can help prevent adverse outcomes. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause gum disease?

Does high blood pressure cause gum disease?

No: It cannot cause it; however, some high blood pressure medicine, the calcium-channel blockers like norvasc, (amlodipine) can cause your gums to swell. ...Read more

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Any suggestion to control raynauds disease when I also have high blood pressure?

Any suggestion to control  raynauds disease when I also have high blood pressure?

Work with doctor: Work with your doctor on which BP medications to use. Some such as nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker, may help with both conditions. Others such as beta blockers may help your hypertension but worsen your raynaud's. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more