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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Can prednisone cause high blood pressure?

Can prednisone cause high blood pressure?

It can: Prednisone is an oral corticosteroid and is associated with increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma) and generalized rise in blood pressure as well. This may, at least partially, be due to fluid retention and increased blood volume. Steroids given by other routes--inhaled/topical/injection--do not seem to have this side effect. Blood pressure should be monitored carefully when taking prednisone. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure and prednisone cause spitting up little amount of blood thats sometimes barley visible and lightheadedness?

Bronchiectasis?: The most common cause of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) is bronchiectasis. Why are you on prednisone? Asthma? You need a chest x-ray or ct scan of the chest to rule out anything worse. The light-headedness can be simply from the coughing, a strong vagal nerve stimulus, lowering both heart rate and bp. See a pulmonologist (lung specialist). ...Read more

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How can I boost my adrenaline glands while taking 5 milligrams of prednisone? I am fatigued and I have stills disease and high blood pressure.

How can I boost my adrenaline glands while taking 5 milligrams of prednisone?  I am fatigued and I have stills disease and high blood pressure.

You can't: You simply need to comply with your prednisone. Your adrenal cortices will regenerate normally when you are able to go off your medication. Loss of adrenal cortical hormones isn't the cause of your fatigue. Perhaps you will be a candidate for some other treatment for whatever form of Still's you have. ...Read more

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Received wrong meds from pharmacy refilled prescription for hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure. Opened the bottle and 1 pill was similar but much larger, marked 477, which i think is predizone. How should I approach the pharmancy?

Received wrong meds from pharmacy refilled prescription for hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure. Opened the bottle and 1 pill was similar but much larger, marked 477, which i think is predizone. How should I approach the pharmancy?

You : You need to go there and tell them exactly what you posted here on avvo.Com. This is a serious situation and needs to be investigated immediately. Your only duty here is to report the incident. You can decide to follow up with them after an investigation is complete. Also, you need to decide if you want to continue using this pharmacy in the future. ...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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more