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Stage 2 Hypertension
Physiogic: If you are angery or stressed. Your body release a lot of hormone like Epinephrine which cause vasoconstriction and tachycardiac resulting in elevation of the blood pressure. There are other hormones cortisol that also come into play. Stage 2 meaning BP is above 160/100. You need to see your pcp as soon as possible to manage the underlaying primary hypertension. ...Read more
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
Stage 2 HTN: 50 asks how long would pt with stage 2 HTN have till serious damage starts. Answer: Stage 2 ?160 systolic. Damage can already be detected in most with Stage 2. Trial in which one group got placebo and other got chlortalidone (SHEP study) it was clear that congestive heart failure was less likely by 3 months. So you have a little time. Stoke,Heart Attack took about 1 yr to begin to see protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are my symptoms heartattack or stroke? Have had tension in chest past 4 days, heartrate has been 100 to 129 bpm, eyesight slightly blurred, thoughts seem cloudy, blood pressure has fluxuated from normal to stage 2 hypertension. I am a 42 year old male 5f
Symptoms : Symptoms of a heart attack can include: chest pain; chest tightness or squeezing; shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. Some people dismiss the pain thinking it is indigestion. There can be pain in the top midline of the abdomen, as well as vomiting. Pain may not present in the chest but instead can be felt in the upper back, head, jaw or in the teeth. There may be a generalized feeling of unwellness and fatigue. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. Stroke symptoms can include a severe and sudden headache. There can also be nausea, vomiting & dizziness. A classic sign is numbness, weakness or inability to move one side of your body. Vision may be haywire with issues like double vision, blurred vision or seeing double. Your words could be slurred or you may have difficulty expressing yourself. Feeling confused is common. There could be loss of balance or lack of coordination. I recommend that you be seen at an emergency room immediately. ...Read more
Can stage two hypertension be controlled in a week as done my survival course to go offshore but need medical certificate as well,want it down fast?
Stage 2 hypertension: This depends upon your body and the chronicity of the hypertension. In principle, your BP can be brought lower with very low salt diet, minimal fat, minimal meat, and high intake of fruit and vegetables. And commencing medication can certainly bring BP down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have hypertension and this weekend for some reason, it's shot back up to stage 2. Is there anything in Tang that interferes with Valsartan Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?
No ....: The list of ingredients for Tang includes sugar, citric acid, vitamin C, maltodextrin, calcium phosphate, guar and xanthan gums, sodium acid pyrophosphate and some coloring. Nothing that should affect blood pressure. Blood pressure does vary normally so just keep monitoring every day or two, and keep taking your medication. If it stays above 140/90 for two weeks, contact your doctor. Good wishes ...Read more
Hypertension: what do you think (in order) are the top two reasons why people may not regularly take their medications?
Why not take BP meds: 62 asks: What are top 2 reasons people don't take their meds for HTN. 1. They don't fell ill so why take BP meds? 2. They don't believe they really have an increased BP. One way to help with this is to show the patient data as to why HTN is bad 4 U. Then show data showing that lowering BP makes one live longer and healthier. Ask them to try to buy life insurance at regular rate with their BP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My BP always between 11-12 systolic and 7-8 disto
lic.last week for two days was 13.5/94 then normal again.is this hypertension?
Recheck your values: Those numbers don't make sense to me. But to answer the gist of your question, your BP can go up and down quite a bit over the course of a day, a week or a month. It's ok to have some "high" readings. That's a normal response to stress, anger, exercise , illness. What matters... Is it a sustained elevation? According to what you reported, it is not. Just something to watch. ...Read more
Is it alright to eat two eggs each day if I have hypertension? If I have hypertension, is it safe for me to eat up to two eggs per day?
Probably not: Two of the known contributors to heart attack are hypertension and high cholesterol. One egg yolk alone is said to contain nearly 300mg of cholesterol. We typically advise people to try and stay under that amount for the whole day. To know for sure though, ask your doctor to order both a fasting lipid panel and a high sensitivity CRP blood test. This will give you the answer to your question. ...Read more
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