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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Will quinapril for hypertension also help with weight loss?

Will quinapril for hypertension also help with weight loss?

Quinapril: No quinapril will not result in weight loss unless you go out of your way to control your diet. I suggest you go online to "NuVal" and learn what food items are best for you. ...Read more

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I need help controlling diabetes and hypertension ?

I need help controlling diabetes and hypertension ?

Diabetes: controlling diabetes is a very difficult challenge and requires life long dedication and diligence...if you are having trouble perhaps seeing an endocrinologist would help ...Read more

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Can exercise help gestational diabetes?

Can exercise help gestational diabetes?

Yes: Activity such as walking, or moderate exercise after meals can help lower sugars a bit, but women still need to follow the diet, check sugars, and possibly take meds. Don't think that "more exercise" (such as a marathon) is a substitute for the diet/medication treatment. While it was done, and we don't know exactly how much exercise is "safe", i'm not confident that a marathon is the best idea. ...Read more

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What should be the daily carbohydrate intake for someone with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes?

What should be the daily carbohydrate intake for someone with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes?

That's a hard one: If you are looking for a carved in stone #, i won't give you one. It depends on your current weight, the weight you've gained so far in your pregnancy, the severity of your diabetes etc. Your best bet would be to talk it over with your nutritionist, who should help you make out a plan and suggest a menu or two that you may follow. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with gestational diabetes?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with gestational diabetes?

Pregnancy diabetes: Abnormal maternal glucose regulation occurs in 3-10% of pregnancies. In 2-4% of pregnancies it is severe enough to be considered diabetes. Only 1.5-2% of white women develop gestational diabetes mellitus, whereas native americans from the southwestern United States may have rates as high as 15%. In hispanic, black, and asian populations, the incidence is 5-8%. This is pretty common. ...Read more

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How do you manage care of a type 2 diabetic with hypertension and peripheral neuropathy?

How do you manage care of a type 2 diabetic with hypertension and peripheral neuropathy?

Educate yourself: Cut down on the sugar and salt. Cut down on the crabs (rice potatoes, bread) as they get converted to sugar. You may want to use alternative sweeteners. See a nutritionist. Make a change in your lifestyle now as many of the complications of diabetes are preventable. There are various causes of peripheral neuropathy. Have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Best medicine for type 2 diabetes along with hypertension?

Best medicine for type 2 diabetes along with hypertension?

Depends: Depends on the severity of diabetes. If ur blood sugar is relatively well controlled with appropriate diet (less carbohydrates like sugar and starch, more vegetables, etc.), & moderate daily exercise, ur diabetes might be controlled with a med like metformin alone. If not, you may need other oral or injectable meds. Blood pressure will need an ace-inhibitor but depends on kidney function. See doc. ...Read more

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What are some diet recommendations for someone with gestational diabetes?

What are some diet recommendations for someone with gestational diabetes?

Small portions: You need to have an honest, realistic assessment of your calorie needs per day which is generally too much. It is based on your prepregnancy height and weight. You need to eat unprocessed food. Make your food yourself. You need to eat a tremendous amount of vegetables of all sorts. The bulk of your plate should be filled with vegetables. Eat a lot of fish for your protein source. ...Read more

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Could pulmonary hypertension get better with exercise?

Could pulmonary hypertension get better with exercise?

Caution: If you have pulmonary hypertension, you might pass out with exercise. Exercise alone is not likely to improve pulmonary hypertension unless it is due to conditions such as obesity, arterial hypertension, or sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Dmii, proteinuria reduced with lisinopril but still present after 4mos. Is this diabetic nephropathy & can pcp handle or do I need specialist?

Dmii, proteinuria reduced with lisinopril but still present after 4mos. Is this diabetic nephropathy & can pcp handle or do I need specialist?

Most likely: Common things are common. Fits diabetic nephropathy. I am a nephrologist so I am biased toward having you see someone like me. We can ensure that any other possible causes of kidney damage have been considered and we can assist your primary care doctor in caring for you using the latest recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of kidney disease. ...Read more

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How can I cope with gestational diabetes?

How can I cope with gestational diabetes?

Lo carb, no sugar: Gestational diabetes is the result of excessive sugar and carbohydrate intake which causes high blood sugar levels, which then make your Insulin levels rise. Plus the hormone changes in preg make prob worse. . Over time the chronically high Insulin levels lead to Insulin resistance and you will need to make higher and higher levels of insulin. A lo carb, no sugar diet is effective for many women. ...Read more

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Is meloxicam safe to take in patients with diabetes and hypertension blood pressure? Someone please help me....

Is meloxicam safe to take in patients with diabetes and hypertension blood pressure? Someone please help me....

Possible: Meloxicam is a non steroid anti-inflammatory medication. It can cause increased blood pressure. Long term use can cause kidney dysfucntion, including kidney failure. Please discuss with your doctor about your concern. ...Read more

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What foods help with hypertension?

What foods help with hypertension?

Potassium is one: Look up the dash diet. One of the components is foods high in potassium. ...Read more

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How to have controlled diabetes and hypertension.?

How to have controlled diabetes and hypertension.?

A Comprehensive Plan: Controlling Diabetes and hypertension can be challenging. Usually multiple doctor visits with sugar and blood pressure logs are necessary to achieve desired goals. A special diet and regular exercise are important. Medications are almost always necessary, and there are diabetes education resources available at the local clinic to educate on lifestyle changes necessary to take care of yourself. ...Read more

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With gestational diabetes why do I have to see a perinatologist?

With gestational diabetes why do I have to see a perinatologist?

Comfort of your OB: Many obs simply do not feel comfortable treating persons with gestational diabetes due to the potential for complications. It depends greatly on their expertise with this condition and their comfort level. However, some obs do treat gestational diabetes and it would be up to you and your OB to decide what is the best care for and your unborn child. ...Read more

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Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Kidney and growth: While growth hormone will not improve kidney disease and is a diabetogenic medication, we use it in children who have poor growth due to renal failure. It helps to promote longitudinal growth in such patients who would otherwise be small. The use of hgh in children with growth failure secondary to kidney failure is fda approved. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Gestational Hypertension (Definition)

BP at 140/90 at 20 wks pregnancy with no other signs of kidney involvement. Benign condition if nothing else happens, but can worsen to serious condition of pre-eclampsia in many cases. Needs to be ...Read more