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Symptoms of hypertension?

Symptoms of hypertension?

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 more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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What can cause pots disease (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)?

What can cause pots disease (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)?

Unclear: The exact cause of pots is not known. One theory is that it occurs after a viral infection, even one that is very minor. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

What are  symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Fast heart standing: Pots means fast heart beating (tachycardia) when standing (postural) after arising (orthostatic). ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

Could anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

I think it could be: More likely that a person with orthostatic hypotension could develop anxiety in the anticipation of becoming symptomatic. ...Read more

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Does dysautonomia (MSA) always cause dizziness and orthostatic hypotension upon standing?

Does dysautonomia (MSA) always cause dizziness and orthostatic hypotension upon standing?

Not if well controld: Sorry for the misspelling up top Laura but I only had 20 letters to use so I had to make an EXECUTIVE decision to violate one of my rule on always making sure my paper had NO spelling mistakes before turning it in to my teacher! LOL. If a person with TRUE MSA were well controlled (how's that?) with fluids, compression stockings, appropriate meds, etc. then, folks can stand without being dizzy. ...Read more

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Can tremors & othostatic hypotension be related?

Can tremors & othostatic hypotension be related?

Rarely: Shy-drager syndrome is a rare disorder causes progressive damage to the autonomic nervous system which controls involuntary functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, breathing and digestion. This condition can be associated with muscle tremors, slow movement, poor coordination and speech, and incontinence, its main characteristic is severe orthostatic hypotension, high blood pressure when flat. ...Read more

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Cure for orthostatic hypertension?

Cure for orthostatic hypertension?

Cure for Orthostasis: Volume repletion. Rise from supine to standing slowly. Compression stockings. High sodium intake. Drugs such as midodrine or fludrocortisone. ...Read more

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What are symptoms ANS dysfunction/failure? Tachycardia? Dizziness?

What are symptoms ANS dysfunction/failure? Tachycardia?  Dizziness?

ANS dysfunction: Autonomic dysfucntion, or dysautonomia, often causes irregular pulse and blood pressure, sweating, digestive system symptoms, like bloating, lightheadedness with standing, and sometimes fainting. Pupillary abnormalities are also present at times in this setting. ...Read more

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Can severe anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

Can severe anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

Yes, but rare: Anxiety can have a myriad of effects, and it could cause this. Basically it is a fall in blood pressure due to positional changes, and would be more common for anxiety to raise blood pressure than reduce it, but it could be rarely implicated. It can have many causes from innocuous sources to serious medical problems. If occurs often see your md to rule out problems. ...Read more

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Can MS cause Orthostatic hypotension ?

Can MS cause Orthostatic hypotension ?

It can: Multiple sclerosis can be associated with with an autonomic dysfunction, as in abnormal function of the autonomic nervous system which controls things like our heart rates and blood pressures. Unfortunately, it isn't uncommon to see abnormal heart rate and/or blood pressure responses to normal things like sitting up from lying down or rising from seated to standing. ...Read more

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Can pulmonary hypertension cause tachycardia?

Can pulmonary hypertension cause tachycardia?

Yes: If the heart function is reduced (called heart failure) by working against the pulmonary hypertension, then one way the heart compensates to increase blood flow is by increasing the heart rate, i.e. Tachycardia. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause postural orthoststic tachycardia syndrome?

Can dehydration cause postural orthoststic tachycardia syndrome?

Dehydration effects: Dehydration can certainly cause the symptoms in your question. It depends on how severely dehydrated the person was whether or not the person will have those symptoms. ...Read more

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How is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) diagnosed?

How is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) diagnosed?

See syndrome details: Pots is defined as an increase in heart rate on sitting or standing. This is caused my autonomic dysfunction. Please see link below for more information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/postural_orthostatic_tachycardia_syndrome. ...Read more

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What is orthostatic hypertension?

Orthostasis: U mean orthostatic hypotension: is a form of hypotension in which a person's BP suddenly falls when standing up.It is defined as a fall in systolic BP of at least 20 mm hg or diastolic BP of at least 10 mm hg when a person assumes standing position. ...Read more

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Vertigo and hypertension?

Get evaluated: All cases of vertigo, especially thise of new onset and those in patients with stroke risk factors such as hypertension, should be evaluated at least once to be sure there is no vascular cause. Vascular causes of vertigo are usually associated with other symptoms such as slurred speech or clumsiness. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

What are the signs and symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

POTS: read this abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25546918 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25829642

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