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Portal Hypertension Symptoms
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
No: Hypertension is elevated systemic blood pressure, but portal hypertension is when the pressure of the portal vein is elevated. The portal vein is a big vessel that goes from the gastrointestinal tract to the liver, the pressure in this vein can become elevated in cirrhosis( hardening of the liver), in alcoholic liver disease, in hepatitis or from other causes of cirrhosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cirrhosis: Portal hypertension can be caused by cirrhosis, clots which can develop in the portal vein and the parasite, schistosomiasis. Sometimes medications can be used to reduce portal pressure. If you think you have portal hypertension, you should see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Portal HTN is in liver from cirrhosis and other liver abnormality systemic HTN is mostly hereditary and treatments ate different ...Read more
Yes: I have not seen one but literature says that it can indeed cause portal hypertension due to the liver problem and blood return is impeded. The smaller pulmonary arteries can be deemed pulmonary hypertension unless left and right heart cath can be done to prove the pulmonary circulation is ok and only the larger artery involved, cath may be difficult due to the pressure and size of vessels. ...Read more
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What kind of blood tests confirm portal hypertension? What other tests? should I ask my doctor to conduct?
It will be helpful: An ultrasound help determine shape size and distendibility of veins, arteries organs and see pathology. So it will be helpful in the diagnoses of the portal vein pathology if present. ...Read more
Yes: They swell, distend their capsules, and that hurts. ...Read more
I have heard the tipps procedure is good for about a year, is this right? Placed for portal vein hypertension with esld.
Stenosis: The incidence of tips stenosis with uncovered stents is high and increases with time. The rate of stenosis at 6-12 months is about 75%. If stenosis occurs, dilation and insertion of additional stents can be performed. Coated stents reduce the incidence of stenosis. Your doctor will periodically monitor your tips for patency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is portal hypertension with enlargement of main portal vein with presence of perisplenic and perigastric variceals? How serious is this?
How to control/reverse liver cirrhosis & portal hypertension?
Is sr9238 compound effective in reversing fatty liver? If so, which drug contains it?
Control underlying: Depends what the underlying cause is; for fatty liver disease/nash, control Insulin resistance; for alcoholic, stop alcohol, and for hepatitis virus, treat the virus. The compound is very new and exciting, but will take years of testing before it is available for clinical use. ...Read more
Hello Dr's 3 years ago was diagnosed with liver sarcoidosis. now I have cirrhosis with portal hypertension. was is the life expectancy with this?
Im suffering from cirrhosis, portal hypertension and ascites/ can you tell me more about treatment for this?
FEW OPTIONS: Your hepatologist (liver specialist) would be the best person to decide what would be the best treatment for you. Options include: b-blocker to decrease portal pressure, diuretics (lasix/aldactone) to control ascites and in certain cases tips (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt). Best recommendation is to avoid anything that may further damage the liver. ...Read more
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