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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
There are a number: of medications to help reduce the symptoms and progression of diastolic dysfunction but this needs to be individualized for the patient. Make an appointment with your health care provider and ask for this to be addressed for you. ...Read more
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
PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is quite different from systemic hypertension which is assessed by cuff pressure in your arm. You should check with your physician to determine which you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does cost and negative side effects of prescription account for the top two reasons why many people with hypertension do not take their prescriptions?
Silent killer: One can't see it or feel it so why take a daily pill forever. ...Read more
Not necessary: but if you want a 2nd opinion, make an appointment ...Read more
After two days since I take Cozaar (losartan) for hypertension I felt depressed, can this be related?
What do you advise if I'm having hypertension and hypothyroidism..i was taking eltroxin 25mg and metolar XR 25 mg two times a day?
Go see your doctor: Eltroxin is a brand of Levothyroxin that is sold outside of US. Metolar appears to be a brand of Metoprolol sold only in India. You list yourself as from Louisville, KY which makes me worried about where you're getting your medications. Best advice is to take your meds as directed by your doctor. Check your blood pressure regularly (bring cuff into doc for calibration). Get blood tested for TSH. ...Read more
Have a haedache located in the back side of the head for the past two weeks so took hypertension drugs to control but now hypotension?
Now wait a minute: This is a little out of control: if you are 23 and have high blood pressure, this needs to be investigated. It could be your diet/salt, but it might be something else curable. But going on and off meds for hbp is not a great idea. See your primary care md & start. Isuspect neck strain as cause of headaches. Hrs, md www.Thepmc.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have done urine routine: high URO(3+) and Epithelial cell(2+). I have hypertension for 1 year. And feel dizzy sometimes. Does these two related? How
May or may not: be but the high urobilinogen content may be an interference or it may denote broken down products of bilirubin. The bilirubin buildup may denote liver disease or hemolytic anemia. Either way liver disease could cause hypertension. or hypotension. Do you take any herbal medicines? ...Read more
I have hypertension and type two diabetes, occassionally, I have modetate swelling in my feet and ankles.Whats the cause?
Nephropathy: Diabetes damages the kidneys by elevated glucose and dehydration. Then, excretion of sodium becomes impaired, and volume overload results in the swelling you describe. Diabetic vascular damage also promotes the fluid leakage and peripheral edema.See your doctor for complete evaluation and aggressive dm management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a heart catheterization approximately two years ago. I continue to struggle with diabetes and hypertension (188/115) has been normal lately. W?
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