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Can menopause cause hypertension and increase blood sugar level?

Can menopause cause hypertension and increase blood sugar level?

Menopause: Very insightful question. While menopause has not been known to directly cause HTN and dm, the weight gain that is associated with menopause can. The precipitous loss of hormones that occurs with menopause can have an array of systemic effects. One interesting fact not taken away from the women's health initiative despite the negative press was that hormone treated women had less diabetes. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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In peri menopause which hormone causes the anxiety and heart palps? High or low?

In peri menopause which hormone causes the anxiety and heart palps? High or low?

Palpitations: The hormones are hopping around and changing their balance. Not necessarily which one(s) but what they are doing in relation to each other and your body. ...Read more

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Are pulmonary hypertension and hypertension two different things?

Are pulmonary hypertension and hypertension two different things?

PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is quite different from systemic hypertension which is assessed by cuff pressure in your arm. You should check with your physician to determine which you have. ...Read more

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How are secondary hypertension and essential hypertension different?

How are secondary hypertension and essential hypertension different?

2nd HTN Vs Essential: Secondary hypertension is secondary to a know cause. There are hundreds. The cause of essential hypertension is unknown.There are hundreds of hypothesis as to what it is due to tho. Some facts: runs in families, tends to be sensititive to diet salt intake, the higher the BP the shorter time you live and the greater the % of life you spend with heart disease, stroke, renal failure etc. ...Read more

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Does hypertension due to preeclampsia make you forever hypertension?Is it the same hypertension and preeclampsia?Normal BP after delvery almost 2years

Does hypertension due to preeclampsia make you forever hypertension?Is it the same hypertension and preeclampsia?Normal BP after delvery almost 2years

No ,look below: 1-chronic (preexisting) hypertension : starts before 20 weeks and last up to 12 weeks post partum. 2-gestational hypertension: first detected after 20 weeks of gestation in the absence of proteinuria or other diagnostic features of preeclampsia. ...Read more

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Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Possibly: If hormones are out of whack and estrogen depleted it may help but usually there is a relative estrogen dominance even in menopause and sometimes progesterone, like Prometrium (micronized progesterone) or a bioitentical cream, may be of more benefit. ...Read more

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Mother(51yo),after menopause,has diabetes and high bp.Worried coz in situation of stress her BP is very high(170.120)how to make cardio risk lower?

Mother(51yo),after menopause,has diabetes and high bp.Worried coz in situation of stress her BP is very high(170.120)how to make cardio risk lower?

Diet, exercise: and medications to lower blood pressure, keep blood sugar within limits. Also monitor cholesterol and triglycerides which can be controlled in the same manner. ...Read more

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55years old female with chronic renal failure suddenly develop elevated blood pressure .dyspnea.sweating.chest pain what diagnosis and home management?

55years old female with chronic renal failure suddenly develop elevated blood pressure .dyspnea.sweating.chest pain what diagnosis and home management?

Would see a doc: the differentials are large, so would definitely see a physician about it. with chronic renal failure, you can very easily develop a state of fluid overload (kidneys are needed to excrete), and the fluids can build up in your lungs, requiring interventions to balance the fluid level. Would see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Are hypothyroidism and hyperlipidemia related?

Are hypothyroidism and hyperlipidemia related?

Yes: Your metabolism is slower with hypothyroidism. This will slow down your body's ability to clear or break down cholesterol effectively, leading to higher cholesterol level. ...Read more

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What can cause high BP and low pulse. Mom had BP of 180/88 and pulse of 48.She is on BP medications.

ISH: The elevation in pulse pressure in patients is primarily due to diminished arterial compliance ISH is associated with a two- to fourfold increase in the risk of myocardial infarction, left ventricular hypertrophy, renal dysfunction, stroke, and cardiovascular mortality Even in patients who also have diastolic hypertension, the cardiovascular risk correlates more closely with the systolic ...Read more

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I am experiencing weight gain (time frame: gradual onset) . The following also describe me: High blood pressure (hypertension), Obesity, and Stret...

I am experiencing  weight gain (time frame: gradual onset) . The following also describe me: High blood pressure (hypertension), Obesity, and Stret...

I am going to make: an educated guess. If the "stret..." of your question was going to turn into "stretch marks", then you are describing the condition Cushing's Syndrome--signs and symptoms due to excessive cortisol/cortisone. Have you been using steroids? Otherwise these symptoms are unusual in an 18 year old. Overactive adrenal glands/pituitary issues can also cause. See your Doctor/Endocrinologist ASAP for eval! ...Read more

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Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

PCOS: PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them ...Read more

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What supplements are best for someone with congestive heart failure and hypertension?

What supplements are best for someone with congestive heart failure and hypertension?

Need medications: Supplements are of little or no help to treat congestive heart failure and hypertension. However, there are many medications and diet interventions that are very effective in treating the symptoms and improving quality of life and survival. See your primary doctor and/or cardiologist to get on an optimum medical regimen. ...Read more

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Age 14 and her blood pressurewas 18/12,19/13 and her heart rate was 180,205,170.Doctors checked everything.Diagnosed essential hypert. And tachycardia?

Age 14 and her blood pressurewas 18/12,19/13 and her heart rate was 180,205,170.Doctors checked everything.Diagnosed essential hypert. And tachycardia?

Tachycardia: The blood pressure values are not compatible with levels we are familiar with. This patient should be under the care of a cardiologist who will identify the type of tachycardia that occurs and prescribe proper treatment. Blood pressure abnormalities must be addressed also. Certain glandular abnormalities have to be checked for. ...Read more

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Is fatigue and strechy tired feet and legs indication of elevated BP in hypertensives?

Is fatigue and strechy tired feet and legs indication of elevated BP in hypertensives?

Probably not: But they could be symptoms of circulatory problems in the legs, either in arteries or veins. If it's been a while, see your doctor, get your pressure checked, and your circulation checked. ...Read more

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What is the life expentancy for a 66 year old woman with stage 4 kidney failure and congestive heart failure and diabetes?

What is the life expentancy for a 66 year old woman with stage 4 kidney failure and congestive heart failure and diabetes?

Life expectancy: According to this website: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22442392 men and women aged 40 years had a life expectancy of 30.5 and 34.6 years at egfr ? 60 ml/min/1.73 m(2), 24.5 and 28.7 years at egfr 45-59 ml/min/1.73 m(2), 14.5 and 16.5 years at egfr 30-44 ml/min/1.73 m(2) and 10.4 and 9.1 years at egfr 15-29 ml/min/1.73 m(2), respectively. Patients with diabetes and CHF can live shorter. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more