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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
Many problems: Consistent elevated blood pressures above 140 or 90 mmhg can lead to blood vessel damage, atherosclerosis and blockages. Over time, high blood pressure can cause heart attacks, angina, strokes, heart failure (CHF) and kidney failure. Diet (weight loss and low salt), less alcohol, and more exercise can reduce bp. Drug treatment is safe and effective, though some people need more than one drug. ...Read more
Hypertension: Please rephrase the question, can't understand it as written. ...Read more
Cause 2nd HTN?: 21 M from Punjab asks what is 2nd HTN. It is high blood pressure due to a known cause. The most common cause is eating more salt than your body can get rid of without increasing your BP. So first step in my practice is to do the DASH eating plan for 2 weeks. If BP gets a lot better continue. If not look for other causes (Over 100). I specialize in all hypertension so can consult me for help. ...Read more
Many things: If HTN is mild it is likely primary htn, but in anyone that age with marked elevation (stage 2) I would consider secondary causes of HTN to include renovascular causes, coarctation of the aorta, catecholamine or glucocorticoid excess. Careful review of meds and otc / illicits and ocp. ...Read more
IDDM & HTN: Type 1 IDDM is ketosis-prone, occurs typically in younger persons, and is thought to be caused by either viral or autoimmune attack of pancreatic islet cells, featuring insulin deficiency. Type 2 IDDM differs. Pancreatic islet cells produce insulin in elevated amounts but tissues are insulin resistant. Obesity is typical. HTN derives from microvascular dz, high vasc resistance, salt retention. ...Read more
Lots of causes: There many causes for this common condition, that may lead to glaucoma. That is why it is a good to see a professional to get your eye pressure checked. Some of the risks for this are: near sightedness, family history, age over 40, history of diabetes, use of steroid medication, history of eye trauma or surgery, anything going on the eye that restricts flow of the eye fluids, and afroamericans. ...Read more