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Menopause And Hypertension
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
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
I'm 43 and about a year ago i started menopause. Went from 135 to 188 pounds and now I have been diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. Any relation?
....hard to say: Although, menopause in and of itself doesn't cause high blood pressure, going through menopause or so called perimenopause may cause blood pressure instability due to unstable hormonal profile women experience during this transitional phase. In some elevated blood pressure persists in menopause, whereas others may return to normal BP readings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high blood pressure, going through menopause, and ra. Currently taking humira, (adalimumab) losartin, and jinteli. Can these meds be taken well together?
RA and HTN: The combination of Humira (adalimumab) , Losartan and Jinteli will need the monitoring of kidney, liver function, electrolytes and the blood count. These meds can be taking together. The blood pressure should be controlled with the medicine and the diet. Healthy diet, normal lipids level in the blood and regular exercises will be recommended too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been on my period for two months strait. I'm usually very regular. I'm 50, so am i going through menopause? I also check my blood pressure, and it is high. I wasn't sure if the bleeding was related to menopause or high blood pressure.
High : High blood pressure does not affect your periods. Your abnormal bleeding could be due to hormonal changes as you get closer to menopause, but i recommend seeing an ob/gyn to make sure there is nothing to worry about. As well as an examination, possible tests include hormonal blood tests to check if you are heading into menopause, a pap smear if you haven't had one in the last year, and an ultrasound scan to check for fibroids and to measure the lining of your uterus - if it's thickened you may have a polyp (a growth inside your uterus), or you may need an endometrial biopsy to check for precancerous changes in the lining of the uterus. Fibroids and polyps are both very common. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have stenosing tenosynovitis of flexor tendons in my right leg. I'm in menopause have high blood pressure, slightly raised LDL & creatinine?
What's the question?: I don't understand what you are asking. Depending on the cause, this can be treated with a variety of approaches such as rest, nonsteroidals, injections or surgery. ...Read more
Renal Failure&stroke: Problem is you usually don't notice anything. If hypertension persists untreated it can lead to renal (kidney) failure, stroke, heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, etc. At the very least, you can get your blood pressure checked in many supermarkets or pharmacies at their automated blood pressure machines. Desirable results would be less than 120/80 mm hg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Some causes of hypertension are reversible, most are not because in 95% of the cases we do not know what causes the development of high blood pressure. I suggest you read the following article: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/preventiontreatmentofhighbloodpressure/prevention-treatment-of-high-blood-pressure_ucm_002054_article.Jsp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Menopause is defined as 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