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Can borderline pulmonary hypertension be reversed with weight loss?

Can borderline pulmonary hypertension be reversed with weight loss?

Yes: Depends truly upon the cause of the ph and thee are many. But ifyou are obese and have obstructive sleep apnea too, this might be the reason. Losing weight, if obese is always a good idea for life. Do it. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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 chronic traumatic encephalopathy cause tachycardia nearing 200 bpm?

Can chronic traumatic encephalopathy cause tachycardia nearing 200 bpm?

Yes: if this is producing focal seizures with autonomic symptoms. (Also bradycardia can occur) ...Read more

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Sudden weight gain, absence of period, high blood pressure. Pregnant toxemic?

Sudden weight gain, absence of period, high blood pressure. Pregnant toxemic?

Can be a start of...: Weight gain and absence of periods are signs of pregnancy. Hypertension of pregnancy is common but not necessarily toxic. Toxemia of pregnancy involves hypertention, protein in urine, leg edema, and in severe cases liver trouble, seizure etc..Which require emergency care. I would consult doc for eval as soon as feasible. Check a hpt for quick result! good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
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What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
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What causes pregnancy induced hypertension?

Still a mystery: My OB chairman told us this about a famous hospital where pioneers in pregnancy worked and studied complications like toxemia. It was called chicago lying-in hospital; it evolved into labor and delivery of the u chicago medical center. Nearby is a row of plaques of famous researchers. There is one for the person who discovers the cause of preeclampsia. After all of these years, it is still empty. ...Read more

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Does lupus nephritis always lead to hypertension hi bp?

Does lupus nephritis always lead to hypertension hi bp?

Not necessarily: The more benign forms of lupus nephritis in which there is little damage done may have little clinical impact on the patient. Most patients with lupus develop hypertension only in the context of significant kidney damage. ...Read more

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Any possibility that medication for hypertension & diabetes may incur weight gain?

Dr. Tso Chen Dr. Chen
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Any possibility that medication for hypertension & diabetes may incur weight gain?

Possible: Some diabetes medicines can cause side effect of weight gain. If the list of medicines stated in your profile is up to date, then i don't think any one of them can cause weight gain. Metformin is weight neutral. ...Read more

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Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Can obesity related pulmonary hypertension be reversed?

Most likely: There is a greater risk of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) with obesity which can then lead to pulmonary hypertension. If you lose the weight, osa will improve in a number of individuals and possibly resolving the pulmonary hypertension as well. ...Read more

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How successful is weight loss in treating Pseudotumour cerebri / IIH?

How successful is weight loss in treating Pseudotumour cerebri / IIH?

Can be successful: Weight loss, especially when someone is very much overweight, can be a miracle cure in some people. However, I have patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH; new name for pseudotumor) who are thin as rakes and they still have the problem even though they're not overweight at all. So, while it's NEVER A BAD IDEA to lose weight if over, there's no guarantee dropping kilos= cure. ...Read more

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Which of the following are auto-immune conditions? Hypothyroidism Coeliac Disease Endometriosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Which of the following are auto-immune conditions? Hypothyroidism Coeliac Disease Endometriosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Comments: We are learning that the immune system is playing a huge role in many known diseases, and Celiac is certainly auto-immune mediated, and several thyroid disorders are too. Chronic fatigue is often a manifestation of other disorders, and is not considered a separate disease per se. Am unaware of current concepts regarding endometriosis. Should ask OB-GYN specialist. ...Read more

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Are chronic hypertension patients regularly tested for kidney failure?

Are chronic hypertension patients regularly tested for kidney failure?

Kidney failure: In well controlled hypertension patients we usually watch kidney function at least once a year if not more frequently. If there is evidence of early kidney damage then that frequency might be more often. A blood test or a urine test will give us a good idea how the kidneys are functioning. ...Read more

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Does smoking causes erectile dysfunction and weight loss?

Does smoking causes erectile dysfunction and weight loss?

Smoking can cause: Many diseases because it damages the "engines" of the cell. The most sensitive tissue is the lower brain that controls erection and the weight loss is evidence of poor metabolism. ...Read more

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Could hypertension lead to pulmonary hypertension?

Could hypertension lead to pulmonary hypertension?

Yes: There are many causes of pulmonary hypertension and one specific cause is from left heart disease. If systemic high blood pressure (hypertension) remains untreated for a long time, it can cause consequences to the left ventricle of the heart and cause problems of relaxation or thickening. This in turn causes high pressure in the left side of the heart and ultimately backup of blood and Pulm Hyptn. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue, hair loss, infertility, insomnia, non threatening heart murmur?

What causes fatigue, hair loss, infertility, insomnia, non threatening heart murmur?

Practically anything: Any chronic illness would cause all of those symptoms. For example, advanced kidney disease, cirrhosis. Anemia, diabetes, thyroid deficiency, adrenal insufficiency to name a few. Any serious infection (for example sub-acute bacterial endocarditis) could also cause all of those sx. ...Read more

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Is this low blood pressure or an infection loss of energy, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea no history of high blood pressure or diabetes... Male: 53 years old

Is this low blood pressure or an infection loss of energy, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea
no history of high blood pressure or diabetes...
Male: 53 years old

Fatigue, nausea: The combination of fatigue, nausea, and loss of appetite may be related to an infection in the stomach/intestinal tract or the gallbladder. There are several other reasons for these non-specific symptoms, so it's best to see your physician for further work-up. Low blood pressure usually causes lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue. ...Read more

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55years old female with chronic renal failure suddenly develop elevated blood pressure .dyspnea.sweating.chest pain what diagnosis and home management?

Dr. Ivan Ip Dr. Ip
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55years old female with chronic renal failure suddenly develop elevated blood pressure .dyspnea.sweating.chest pain what diagnosis and home management?

Would see a doc: the differentials are large, so would definitely see a physician about it. with chronic renal failure, you can very easily develop a state of fluid overload (kidneys are needed to excrete), and the fluids can build up in your lungs, requiring interventions to balance the fluid level. Would see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Why is hypertension a factor in causing chronic renal failure?

Why is hypertension a factor in causing chronic renal failure?

Scarring: Hypertension is one of the leading causes of kidney failure.Hypertension causes scarring in the kidney which leads to decreased function. ...Read more

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Does Hiatal herenia leads to weight loss (7 kgs lost). Grade A with reflux esophgaitis.

Does Hiatal herenia leads to weight loss (7 kgs lost).  Grade A with reflux esophgaitis.

Reflux esophagitis: Is now known to be associated with biochemical problems in the control mechanisms of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. This is called dysautonomia and will undoubtedly explain your severe loss of weight. The probability is that you are deficient in vitamin B and magnesium, due to the ingestion of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Chronic High Blood Pressure (Definition)

Chronic hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition where there is more pressure, or force, within the arteries, causing the heart to pump harder to deliver adequate blood throughout the body. One has chronic hypertension when his blood pressure is higher than 140/90 most or ...Read more