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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 cause hypertension?

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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Is there any causes of uncontrolled hypertension?

Is there any causes of uncontrolled hypertension?

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

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What are the causes of uncontrolled hypertension?

What are the causes of uncontrolled hypertension?

Lack of treatment: Following are the causesf uncontrolled hypertension
1not able to afford the medicine and healthcare not available, lack of insurance
2 non compliant with treatment and meds
3renal artery stenosis. ...Read more

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What are the major factors that causes hypertension.

What are the major factors that causes hypertension.

Obesity: Smoking, high salt diet, kidney disease etc.
Eat healthy, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight to minimize risk of hypertension. ...Read more

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What is the significance hypertension and what are the causes of it?

What is the significance hypertension and what are the causes of it?

Hypertension: Hypertension untreated can cause heart and brain damage. Causes are numberous. Most common cause is related to lifestyle but other causes can be related to kidneys and certain hormone elevation. ...Read more

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Could salt cause hypertension?

Could salt cause hypertension?

Heightened risk of: ...cardiovascular disease, but slashing salt isn't easy. Salt can be found commercially in many foods, even some you wouldn't expect--like bread, bagels, chicken (salt improves shelf-life), cereal. Seriously, read labels. ...Read more

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What causes severe hypertension?

What causes severe hypertension?

Many: Pts with high blood pressure should be worked up for secondary causes blockages of the renal arteries. Tumors that secrete hormones that raise the blood pressure such as adrenal adenomas congenital abnormalities such as coarctation of the aorta to name a few. ...Read more

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How does salt cause hypertension?

How does salt cause hypertension?

Variable: The kidneys control salt in the blood. If there is too much, the kidneys pass it into urine. But when salt intake levels are high, the kidneys cannot keep up and salt ends up in the blood. Salt attracts water. Salt draws more water into the blood. More water increases the volume of blood which raises blood pressure. ...Read more

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What can cause essential hypertension?

NoIdentifiableCauses: Essential hypertension is Hypertension in which there are no causes to be found.It is also called Primary or Idiopathic Hypertension
But having said that there are some common factors in some
Family History
Race It is more common in Black people
Too much salt intake in some
Smoking
Obesity
Cerain Meds like NSAid like Motrin and Naproxen Sodium,corticosteroid,Antidepressants.BCPs,decongestants, ...Read more

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Can portal hypertension cause headache?

Portal hypertension: The portal pressure usually won't cause headache but the liver disease abnormalities associated with the problem could. ...Read more

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What causes hypertension in teens 16-19?

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

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Why does too much salt cause hypertension?

Why does too much salt cause hypertension?

RETAINS WATER: Human Body is 60% water by weight.Water is both in the cells(iNTRAVASCULA)and(EXTRAVASCULAR)outside the cells.
Too much water is bad for the body as too little is
Too much Sodium causes increased water in and out of the cells and that causes increase in Blood Pressure
Most humans will simply excrete the excess Na,But20%of have genetic disposition that causes Na retention,that cause water retention ...Read more

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What is the cause of secondary hypertension?

Definitions: Idiopathic, or essential hypertension is that which occurs without outside cause, usually due to arterial or cardiac causes. Secondary means - caused by something else such as medication, kidney disease etc. ...Read more

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What causes essential hypertension in adults?

We don't know: "essential" hypertension is a fancy way for us to say that we have absolutely no clue as to why your blood pressure is high. ...Read more

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Hypertension in skinny person, what the cause?

Hypertension: An identifiable cause is not clearly found in majority of patients (about 95%) with hypertension. That's why it is called essential or primary hypertension. In the remaining minority, a cause such as renal, vascular, hormonal, etc. Is found. ...Read more

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