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Low Thyroid High Blood Pressure
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
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
My right side ear and neck hurt and feel tense. I was diagnosed with High Blood pressure, but i'm only 21
what could be the reason?
Behavior at any age:: Strudy the several links in: https://doctorbeta.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6620644. I have answered many more questions on topic in Healhtap.com over time. ...Read more
I had a facial massage that includes my neck and back. Is the massage going to be bad for my high blood pressure?
Shouldn't : Be anything to be concerned about.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Relative: Low blood pressure would, i suppose, be defined by most of us as a mean pressure < 50-60mmhg (big number + 2*small number / 3 is a rough estimate) but the clinical answer is that unless you're symptomatic (dizzy, lightheaded, passing out) almost any BP is ok. High is any systolic number that is usually > 140 or bottom usually > 90. ...Read more
Depending : If people has no symptoms while his/her blood pressure is low, that might be normal for that specific person. If low blood pressure associates with symptoms, like dizziness, raising heart beat, sweating or tire, etc., then further check up by a physician is needed. It may caused by dehydration, imbalance of electrolytes, endocrinological disorders, etc. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! my creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?
My blood pressure is normal (110/70), but is it possible that I have high blood-pressure and low blood-pressure that are cancelling each other out?
Bp: when BP is measured it is a point in time. We don't report BP as an average of ups and downs without calling it an average and reporting the highs and lows. ...Read more
I take beta blockers. When i lift wheights i get high blood pressure but hr can be like normal and slow. Is it dangerous to have high BP and low hr?
No specific: Part, but commonly "pressure" is fellt in the back of the skull or on the temples, sometimes g=behind the eys: but neither low nor high BP always causes any symptom. ...Read more
OK-?: If you have high bp, you should see a dr. And get it treated. Your treatment will involve following and monitoring your blood pressure on what specific regimen your dr. Presribes for you, and should ultimately involve keeping your BP in a normal range, so it does not go low. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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