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Nocturnal Hypertension Causes
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
Hypertension can be secondary due to conditions in cardiovascular system like coarctation of aorta, adrenals or kidneys and renovascular (from renal artery stenosis)
or it may be primary also called essential which may be due to genetic predisposition and made worse by life style like obesity, high salt intake, lack of exercise and smoking. ...Read more
Hypertension has no definate etiology but there are several risk factors that can lead a person to become hypertensive. There 2 types of hypertension 1. Primary which has no etiology except Family Hx. Metabolic Syndrome, ObesitySmoking, Drinking, Inactivity.
Secondary causes which include, Renal diseases like renal artery stenosis, Pheochromocytoma, Hyperthyroidism, certain medication. ...Read more
Though the exact causes of hypertension are usually unknown, here are several factors that have been highly associated with the condition.
obesity or being overweight
being obese/overweight as a child
lack of physical activity
high levels of salt intake (sodium sensitivity).
Insufficient calcium, potassium, and magnesium consumption
kidney dz. ...Read more
Anemia HTN: Yes Mostly systolic due to increased heart rate and ejection. However much more likely that HTN has damaged your kidneys. Your Kidneys produce a hormone that keeps your red blood cell count normal. When the kidneys fail this hormone may go down and result in anemia. So need more information. I specialize I this and am available got second opinion. ...Read more
Uncontrolled hyperte: The most common cause is non compliance with prescribed treatment due to side effects, not able to afford meds and just ignoring the condition as it has no symptoms in most cases. Other causes are renal artery stenosis, hyperaldosteronism. Excessive salt intake, nonsteroidal drug use and other over the counter drugs, obstructive sleep apnea and chronic kidney disease. ...Read more
Yes: High blood pressure can virtually always be controlled with a combination of medicine and lifestyle. When your doctor and you find that you are unable to control your blood pressure after a reasonable trial period (6 months or so), referral to a hypertension expert is appropriate. There are a large number of tests that can be performed, and having someone well versed in the evaluation is best. ...Read more
Many: Most likely is "white coat" or "labile" hypertension caused by the psychological stress of anxiety. Thus it depends on the circumstances. There are medicaton, hormonal and structural causes as well, plus binge alcohol use. Best to see your doctor and get a home BP cuff or an ambulatory b monitor to sort it out. ...Read more