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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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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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If a person has hypertension what causes increased peripheral resistance?

If a person has hypertension what causes increased peripheral resistance?

See below: Increased peripheral resisistance is due to defective relaxaion of the vasculature ie the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Is peripheral vascular disease the same thing as hypertension?

Is peripheral vascular disease the same thing as hypertension?

No: Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure. This can contribute to a different problem- peripheral vascular disease (otherwise known as pad, "hardening of the arteries, " atherosclerosis, and other names). ...Read more

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Is peripheral vascular disease also known as hypertension or just happens together?

Is peripheral vascular disease also known as hypertension or just happens together?

Not the same thing: Peripheral vascular disease is an inflammatory process whereby blockages form in the arteries throughout the body. Hypertension is chronically elevated blood pressure. Although hypertension is a risk factor for atherosclerosis, not every patient with PVD has hypertension. ...Read more

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My husband is 85 and diagnosed with essential hypertension, chronic, cheonicity; peripheral angioplasty, and is having an echocardiogram this week.

My husband is 85 and diagnosed with essential hypertension, chronic, cheonicity; peripheral angioplasty, and is having an echocardiogram this week.

Question?: Please ask us a question about the topic you are interested in. Once you do that, your question can be answered in a meaningful way. ...Read more

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Can taking drugs for peripheral neuroptahy, bph, edema, hypertenison cause tenderness in male breast of 69 year old man.

Can taking drugs for peripheral neuroptahy, bph, edema, hypertenison cause tenderness in male breast of 69 year old man.

Yes they can.: Many medications, especially the drugs for bph, can have some affects on the male hormone levels. Breast tenderness and even some breast growth is not uncommon in men taking drugs for bph, especially the 5-ari medications. While not particularly dangerous, please monitor this closely with your physician. ...Read more

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What cause hypertension?

Hypertension: There are several medical causes of hypertension such as renal artery stenosis, hyperthyroidism, but most often the cause is unknown often called essential hypertension. The most important factor is that you get and keep your blood pressure controlled. ...Read more

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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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Can hypertension be cured?

Can hypertension be cured?

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 more

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