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Can low thyroid mask symptoms of high blood pressure caused by kidney disease? Is blood pressure of 170/150 a medical emergency?

Can low thyroid mask symptoms of high blood pressure caused by kidney disease? Is blood pressure of 170/150 a medical emergency?

BP of 170/150: Your blood pressure is significantly elevated and is, therefore, poorly controlled. Your hypothyroidism is not masking it. As a young woman, you need to speak to your physician (P) about either increasing your BP meds, from one to more agents and considering the fact that you have secondary hypertension (SH) and working up for that possibility. See you P for more help, as your P knows you best. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Not likely: Severe vitamin d deficiency may cause muscle weakness but is not likely to cause dizziness. Vitamin d may protect somewhat against high blood pressure but deficiency is not expected to cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have high blood pressure with low resting pulse?

Is it bad to have high blood pressure with low resting pulse?

How high?: Although we consider a low resting pulse to be a good thing and viewed as an indicator of good cardiovascular health, it does not offset the affects of high blood pressure. A thorough check for potential causes (secondary causes) of high blood pressure is probably a good idea. Ekg, cardiac echo, thyroid tests, kidney function. ...Read more

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Can I get too low from zestril (lisinopril) high blood pressure pills?

Can I get too low from zestril (lisinopril) high blood pressure pills?

Absolutely: Your blood pressure could potentially drop too low if the dose is to high especially in combination with other blood pressure lowering medications or if you are dehydrated. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with high blood pressure and low body temperature what to do?

Diagnosed with high blood pressure and low body temperature what to do?

Metabolic cause?: Would ensure that anemia or thyroid abnormality was not present. May need a good complete evaluation by an internal medicine physician. ...Read more

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Can low oxgen make you chills chills at 84 degrees pulmonology high blood pressure

Can low  oxgen make you chills chills at 84 degrees pulmonology high blood pressure

Uncertain: I am afraid you are going to need to resubmit your question as unfortunately, I am not able to understand what information you are seeking. Low levels of oxygen can be very dangerous to all your organs. ...Read more

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What kind is diet is recommended if one is low in iron and has high blood pressure? Taking 4mg perindopril but sometimes still quite high.

What kind is diet  is recommended if one is low in iron and has high blood pressure? Taking 4mg perindopril but sometimes still quite high.

See below: High iron foods:beef & chicken liver,,spinach,lentils,tuna,eggs,shrimp,brown rice. You can look up more on foods online.You are on an ACE inhibitor & an calcium channel blocker.It is best to keep an accurate record of your BP,e.g every 2 hrs.during the day till bedtime(you can use a wrist manometer for convenience when not home) & take it to your dr.for dose adjustment or med.changes.Good luck. ...Read more

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On bystolic (nebivolol) for high blood pressure and b/p got to 100/45. Pulse-70. Is this to low? I skipped it today and it still remained low. Do i take it today?

On bystolic (nebivolol) for high blood pressure and b/p got to 100/45. Pulse-70. Is this to low? I skipped it today and it still remained low. Do i take it today?

Low BP: If you are feeling lightheaded or dizzy then perhaps the blood pressure is too low for you. You may need a lower dose of bystolic (nebivolol) especially if your BP remains low despite skipping a dose. Keep checking your BP and heart rate twice daily and talk to your doctor whether or not you should continue bystolic (nebivolol). ...Read more

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What is high blood pressure and what is low blood pressure?

What is high blood pressure and what is low blood pressure?

Some people tolerate: "higher" #'s & others "lower" #'s. I've always thought normal was about 90-110/60-70.. Major organizations use different #'s, go to american heart association to see what they say (which i disagree with). www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

Blood pressure: High blood pressure is often idiopathic meaning we don't have a reason for it. Cardiovascular disease renal disease and some endocrine diseases can cause it. Pain anxiety and medications such as various stimulants can raise BP as well. Low BP can be idiopathic or caused by cardiovascular disease endocrine disease anemia and dehydration. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more