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Maternal Hypertension Later In Life
Is there anything done as a child that can cause them to have pulmonary hypertension later in life?
Unsure: There are certainly medical conditions that can lead to pulmonary hypertension later in life. If you are referring to possibly exposures, then it depends on the substance, but unlikely. I apologize as i'm not sure how best to answer your question, but there are few things a parent/person could potentially do to cause pulmonary hypertension. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How does childhood obesity affect the chances of someone developing hypertension later on in life?
Causes of hypertension in teenagers, when life style changes have not made a difference and kidneys are normal?
Mostly diet: Usually a diet high in salt is the most common, but other causes exist. Though uncontrolled stress and anxiety can be to blame, your doctor should evaluate you for other metabolic conditions that may cause hypertension. Some may include hyperthyroidism, hypercortisol states like cushing's, hyperaldosteronism, or even pheochromocytoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ve been on medication for the past 5 years for hypertension. What are the likely implications for my sex life?
Depends: On both the medications that you are taking, as many blood pressure medications can alter your ability to achieve an erection and orgasm. But poor controlled hypertension can lead to blood vessel compromise that also can affect your ability to achieve and maintain and erection. It takes a bit of balancing in regards to medication choice and blood pressure regulation. ...Read more
Hypertension: Yes. It can be. Essential hypertension is the most common form of high blood pressure. It means there is not a secondary cause for the hypertension. It is usually very treatable but like any other chronic condition can be life-threatening if ignored or not treated appropriately. ...Read more
Pulmonary HTN: It truly depends on the cause of pulmonary htn. If it is idiopathic (no clear cause) they should be referred to a pulmonologist (or cardiologist) that is comfortable treating it. The treatments are somewhat new and not all specialists are comfortable treating it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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