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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 3 more doctor answers
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
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 hypertensi: Complicated question, if the cause of pah is found and resolved before pulmonary elevated resistance is fixed, a cure is possible. Most often however pah is not cured, it is treated. ...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
How does childhood obesity affect the chances of someone developing hypertension later on in life?
Pulm HTN: This very much depends on why there is pulmonary hypertension in the first place. Also, what the severity of the pulmonary hypertension is and what other underlying medical problems are also present. This should be managed with a multidisciplinary approach with pediatric cardiologist; pediatric heart surgeon; primary care team; among others. ...Read more
Is severe pulmonary hypertension generally considered to be life-threatening in a 90 year old, especially if it is untreated?
Hello Dr's 3 years ago was diagnosed with liver sarcoidosis. now I have cirrhosis with portal hypertension. was is the life expectancy with this?
36yr old female with bata-thal/sickle cell with crisis, coagulation defects, protein s def, essential hypertension & others. What is my life espec!
Over 50.: Sca alone has a median survival of 48 years for females (50 % live longer). The beta thalassemia tends to produce milder disease, and survival into the 60's is not unusual. Protein s deficiency if known can be managed with anti-coagulation if appropriate. Statistics don't really say anything about you personally. There is no way to know for sure what is in store for you. ...Read more
Hypertension history. Headaches since Mon w/PN & Press throbbing w/pulse. HA Wed worst of life, splitting head, light/sound sensitive, nauseated, threw up 5X. Could dehydration or Acute HTN be cause?
Hypertension: In your age group, I am a big fan of being aggressive in looking for a cause. Especially looking for fixable cause such as fibromuscular dysplasia. But the headache is troubling. And I would go to your local emergency room for a CT of the head. The "worst headache of my life " is of concern for trouble in the head. Then sit down and discuss these symptoms with your doctor . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer