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What does it mean to have mild hypertension?

What does it mean to have mild hypertension?

See attached graphic: As your BP increases, the degree is categorized as stage 1, 2, 3. Long term the higher your pressure remains the more multi-system organ damage you cause. The graph is from american society of hypertension. Once you decide to treat your hypertension then you need to have the mindset that your goal is a normal blood pressure regardless of how many medications it takes. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Does bubbly urine always mean protein? How come my urine is bubbly but my urine is always negative? 29m, mild hypertension 5 years, uncontrolled.

Does bubbly urine always mean protein? How come my urine is bubbly but my urine is always negative? 29m, mild hypertension 5 years, uncontrolled.

Bubbly urine: Bubbly urine is not specific for any particular pathology. If you have hypertension, it needs to be controlled and you should work with your dr. To get it controlled. ...Read more

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How long and how high does hypertension have to be to damage kidneys? 29m with 5 years mild hypertension, uncontrolled.

How long and how high does hypertension have to be to damage kidneys? 29m with 5 years mild hypertension, uncontrolled.

Get checked: There is no straight-forward answer. You should have your blood pressure under control. Simple tests done by your doctor can monitor the kidneys, if an issue, a referral to a nephrologist may be in order. ...Read more

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Is o2 sat of 93 or 94 ok? 92 with mild hypertension and previous mild chf

Is o2 sat of 93 or 94 ok? 92 with mild hypertension and previous mild chf

Generally yes: Anything over 90% is considered acceptable for most people at rest. Below that level supplemental oxygen may be prescribed. If your sats drop dramatically with any exertion or during sleep, you might still need oxygen for those activities. If you are short of breath even with the 93-94% readings, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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My doctor informed me at my annual checkup that there is no benefit in treating mild hypertension unless it remains > or = to 160/100.

My doctor informed me at my annual checkup that there is no benefit in treating mild hypertension unless it remains > or = to 160/100.

Hypertension: Hypertension should be treated. If repeated readings are greater than 140/90 despite lifestyle changes such as weight loss and lowering salt intake, initiation of medication may be necessary. ...Read more

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Best med for mild hypertension (assuming lifestyle changes not effective enough) - fewest (most benign side effects)? Thoughts on chlorthalidone?

Best med for mild hypertension (assuming lifestyle changes not effective enough) - fewest (most benign side effects)? Thoughts on chlorthalidone?

Best BP medication: You should speak to your physician about the choices of anti-hypertensive medication you can be placed for it BP control. Chlorthalidone is a diuretic that lowers bp. There are other drugs that lower your BP by different methods of action. Your physician, after examining you can make the best decision as to the type of medication you need to take and explain the side effects of each drug. ...Read more

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High cortisol level in evening , high acth level131pg...Mild hypertension.., no mass in suprarenal gland , cuahing appearance..Cause?

Possible pituitary: Having a high cortisol with a high acth level is indicative of acth dependent cushings disease. This is a rare disorder due to a pituitary adenoma making too much acth. You may or may not be able to see an abnormality on ct scan or MRI of the pituitary. You should do Dexamethasone suppression testing to confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes the acth is coming from a source outside of the pituitary. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Cogdill
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Mild Elevation Of Blood Pressure (Definition)

Mild elevation of blood pressure (mild hypertension) is a symptom in which a person's systolic pressure (upper number) is 140-159, or his diastolic pressure (lower number) is 90-99. High blood pressure should be treated to avoid damage to ...Read more