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What is the connection between hypertension and thromboembolism?

What is the connection between hypertension and thromboembolism?

No relation: Hypertension as a rule affects the arteries not the veins...The venous system is not directly impacted by hypertension...Venous hypertension is a different disease entity. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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What is the connection between hypertension and stokes?

What is the connection between hypertension and stokes?

Strokes?: Hypertension , if it is high enough can cause a bleed into the brain ( a hemmorhagic stroke) and if is untreated for years can cause hardening of the arteries which can lead to an ischemic stroke. ...Read more

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What is the connection between hypertension and obesity?

What is the connection between hypertension and obesity?

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 more

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What is the relation between hypertension and atrial fibrilation?

Magnesium deficiency: One thing to consider is a magnesium deficiency. Taking a magnesium supplement is an easy thing to try and see if that helps. Except for people in kidney failure it is safe to take oral magnesium without medical monitoring. Magnesium plays a role in how the heart beats as well as the muscle tone of blood vessels. ...Read more

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What is the connection between leg cramps and pulmonary hypertension?

What is the connection between leg cramps and pulmonary hypertension?

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 more

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What is the connection between cancer and oxygenation?

What is the connection between cancer and oxygenation?

Be careful: If you hear this, you are probably talking to a charlatan, perhaps a peroxide advocate. Cancers develop a relatively anaerobic internal milieu by natural selection over time and this accounts for some of the real science that these folks use in support of their claims. ...Read more

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What is the difference between arterial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

What is the difference between arterial hypertension and pulmonary hypertension?

Peripheral vs Lung: Systemic arterial hypertension or just regular hypertension is elevated pressure in aorta or peripheral circulation (arms, legs). Pulmonary hypertension is elevated pressure in the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. Pulmonary hypertension usually has different causes, prognosis and much different treatment than systemic arterial hypertension. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between hypertension and cardiac output?

What is the relationship between hypertension and cardiac output?

Mathematical: The relationship can be expressed as a variant of darcy' law; flow (q) = pressure/resistance. In the human circulatory system: q = (map – rap)/tpr (map = mean aortic (or arterial) blood pressure in mmhg, RAP = mean right atrial pressure in mmhg and tpr = total peripheral resistance in dynes-sec-cm-5.) however, as map>>rap, , this can be simplified to: q~map/tpr. Map is obviously affected by htn. ...Read more

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What is the connection between diabetes and heart disease?

What is the connection between diabetes and heart disease?

Increased risk : Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease by accelerating the damage of the vessels in our body, especially the heart. It increases the hardening of our heart vessels and shrinks these vessels making it harder for the heart to get the necessary oxygen supply it needs.At least 65% of people with diabetes will die from some type of heart disease or stroke. ...Read more

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What is the connection between postpartum cardiopathy and death?

What is the connection between postpartum cardiopathy and death?

Serious and can kill: Formerly, postpartum / peripartum cardiomyopathy had a high mortality rate by pump failure or rhythm disturbance. While the cause remains unknown, only about 1 woman in 30 dies of it today, though the course can be long. ...Read more

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What is the connection between cardiomyopathy and chemotherapy?

What is the connection between cardiomyopathy and chemotherapy?

Cause and effect: Some forms of chemo therapy can cause cardiomyopathy exerting a direct toxic effect on myocardial tissue. Not all. Just a few. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between leg cramps and pulmonary hypertension?

What is the relationship between leg cramps and pulmonary hypertension?

Likely None: Probably no relationship. Pulmonary hypertension patients take diuretics (water pills) which can deplete potassium and magnesium; low levels of these can cause leg spasms/cramps. ...Read more

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What is the difference between thrombosis and atheroma and embolism?

What is the difference between thrombosis and atheroma and embolism?

Check Web MD : Thrombosis is clotted blood relating to slow flow in a vessel. The most common is deep vein thrombosis. Embolism is when a object (usually a well formed thrombus) breaks away and travels in the vasculature to a remote area. Atheroma is cholesterol plaque in the arterial wall. ...Read more

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What is the connection the link between the blood clot (thrombosis) and flying?

What is the connection the link between the blood clot (thrombosis) and flying?

Multiple.: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulabe state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it .Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...Read more

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What is the link between anxiety and hypertension?

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

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What is the relationship between cancer and oxygenation?

What is the relationship between cancer and oxygenation?

There are many: It is a very complex interaction and we learn more about these processes all of the time. It depends on which cancer type we are talking about. Malignant cells are alive and active as are all of our cells in our body. They each need oxygen delivered by blood to perform basic metabolism. Chemotherapy and radiation create oxgen radicals inside ca cells to kill them, so o2 is needed to kill them. ...Read more

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What is the difference between embolism and a stroke?

What is the difference between embolism and a stroke?

Can be the same: An embolism is a blood clot that travels and can cause a blockage of the artery. A stroke can be caused by different things, such as an embolism or artery blockage. A stroke can also be caused by hardening of the arteries with blockage, or even an artery aneurysm that bursts with bleeding. ...Read more