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Dr. Mark Pack
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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 causes you to have hypertension that is transient?

What causes you to have hypertension that is transient?

Episodic HTN?: Can be caused by stress, diet, certain disease. Need more info.
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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?

Long list: Chronic kidney disease, renal artery stenosis, several problems of adrenal gland including excess aldosterone levels and pheochromocytoma, obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid disorders, illegal drugs use, obesity 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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Please tell me what causes essential hypertension ?

Essential Hypertensi: Essential hypertension (also called primary hypertension or idiopathic hypertension) is the form of hypertension that has no identifiable cause. It is the most common type of hypertension, affecting 95% of hypertensive patients, it tends to be familial and is likely to be the consequence of an interaction between environmental and genetic factors. ...Read more

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Are adrenal problems a common cause of hypertension?

Are adrenal problems a common cause of hypertension?

Not common but: very plausible cause of secondary hypertension. Hyperaldosteronism including Liddle syndrome and adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing's or steroid excess, and glucocorticoid resistance are all adrenal problems associated with severe hypertension. There are other tumors in the adrenal medulla such as pheochromocytoma or paragangliomas can also cause severe hypertension. ...Read more

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What causes hypertension after bilateral nephrectomy?

What causes hypertension after bilateral nephrectomy?

See below: After bilateral nephrectomy, you would need some form of dialysis or transplant, as lack of kidney function leads called CKD leads to higher blood pressure
besides salt excess, increase hormonal influences like increase angiotension and catecholamines also cause hypertension. ...Read more

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If I smoke pot will it cause hypertension momentarily?

Time to sop: you are making your own troubles
Pot is gate way to strong drugs.
please do yourself a favor sop it ...Read more

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What can cause hypertension post bilateral nephrectomy?

Excess salt + water: With no kidneys dialysis is needed and excess intake and inadequate removal of salt and water during dialysis is the major factor that causes high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Please tell me if anxiety is the cause of hypertension?

Please tell me if anxiety is the cause of hypertension?

Stress may lead to: hypertension by constricting surface blood vessels as part of the fight/flight response. If this emergency response is set off too often or stays on too long, blood pressure may become persistently elevated. Skin temperature biofeedback is an effective treatment. Check www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org for biofeedback professionals & more information. But first, check with your MD for other causes. ...Read more

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Is it true that anxiety is the main cause of hypertension?

Is it true that anxiety is the main cause of hypertension?

There are many: Causes of hypertension. Anxiety may exacerbate the condition; therefore, learning how to reduce stress and anxiety can improve control and help reduce BP along with medication. ...Read more

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Will taking ashwagandha cause problems when taking hypertension meds?

Doctor supervision!: If you take any over the counter supplements and are taking prescription medications, you should do so with your doctor's knowledge and supervision. Ashwaghanda can raise your thyroid levels, especially if you are taking thyroid medication. Some otc supplements can have devastating side effects when taken with prescription meds, so only do with your doctor's supervision! ...Read more

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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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What causes post partuim hypertension after delivery? Till when it will last ?

Blood pressure: We need to follow and see what happens to the blood pressure doesn't always go back. May need long term meds. ...Read more

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