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What Is The Connection Between Hypertension And Thromboembolism
Common bedfellows: The exact mechanism is not fully understood, though they often go hand in hand. Abdominal adipose tissue (where most westerners put on weight) secretes substances that lead to higher levels of Insulin in the blood, and the resultant physiological changes are termed "metabolic syndrome, " in which high BP is extremely common. Sleep apnea, common in obese people, can cause very high BP levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unrelated: Pulmonary hypertension is increase in the pulmonary artery pressure, resulting in shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pain, cough, and may have ankle swelling. Cramping in leg muscles is seen with venous incompetence often associated with ankle swelling. The two different disease process can cause ankle swelling, and that may contribute to the cramping. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hypertension stages: Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) is usually classified in stages (not types), but perhaps this will answer your question. Stage 1 hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure between 140 and 159 or diastolic pressure between 90 and 99. In Stage 2 hypertension, systolic pressure is 160 or higher or diastolic pressure is 100 or higher. ...Read more
Chicken & egg: Anxiety can cause hypertension, ie, high blood pressure, and in some cases hypertension (due to other causes) can lead to anxiety too. Anxiety causes the "fight or flight response": stress hormones are released and the sympathetic nervous system is activated. These cause blood vessels to squeeze tighter & the heart beats harder, thus increasing the blood pressure within those vessels. ...Read more
If u mean in heart..: Cardiac o2 imbalance causes chest pain, stiffening of heart muscle, + ekg changes. It can occur not only from coronary blockage but also from hypertension, congenital muscle thickening, valve problems, even severe anemia. Uncontrolled hypertension puts stress on the muscle, increasing o2 demand and, over time, muscle thickening leaves the inner edge of the left ventricle short on blood supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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