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What is the significance of stage 3 hypertension?

What is the significance of stage 3 hypertension?

Worse if higher: The consensus panels that assess best management of high blood pressure have traditionally "staged" blood pressure severity, with the higher numbers, the worse it is. Stage 3 (or now 2) high blood pressure conveys high risk of cardiovascular complications (heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney damage, peripheral arterial disease). Aggressive treatment is undoubtedly required. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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 stage 3 hypertension, what are the other stages of hypertension?

What is stage 3 hypertension, what are the other stages of hypertension?

Severe hypertension: Stage 3 hypertension is a blood pressure of 180-210/110-120. Medications are extremely important to prevent any cardiovascular incidents such as heart attacks and/or strokes. There are four stages of hypertension, but this is a serious condition that needs medical follow up. ...Read more

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I have stage 3 CKD and am taking medication for high cholesterol, hypertension and GERD. I am also taking oxyteracycline for rosacea. Is that safe?

I have stage 3 CKD and am taking medication for high cholesterol, hypertension and GERD. I am also taking oxyteracycline for rosacea. Is that safe?

See your GP: Your GP is best person to answer your question since we don't have Oxytetracycline here on this side of the pond. Presumably it's a member of tetracycline family for which minimal changes are needed for CrCl 50-80. Since you didn't mention your other drugs by name, check out www.drugs.com for more info. Chances are that your GP already checked everything out before prescribing all 4 drugs. Cheers! ...Read more

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I have p a hypertension I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

I have p a hypertension 
I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day 
Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

The cause of: idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension is unknown. Not sure if this is your diagnosis or if you have pulmonary hypertension due to heart or other lung disease or chronic blood clots. Narrowing and/or destruction of your small lung arteries raises pressure impairing blood flow through the lungs. The meds you are taking are typical. It will not improve with time. Work closely with your doctors:) ...Read more

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Low hb and low heamatocrit with leucs in urine for over three months , hypertension and right sided flank pain urine foams and sparkles?

Low hb and low heamatocrit with leucs in urine for over three months , hypertension and right sided flank pain urine foams and sparkles?

Need more: Information. Do you have any renal disease. What work up and treatment has been done?. Have you had any radiologic examination of urinary system? Suggest you see an Internist to review your medical history, prior treatments and all test to determine how to proceed and establish a diagnosis or you can consult us on health tap prime service ...Read more

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Three valves mild regurgitation+pulmonary HTN 42,57,with history of hypertension How long will It take become severer? What should i do? I'm female 19

Hypertension: These don't necessarily worsen if you take appropriate medications to control your hypertension as long as secondary causes of high blood pressure and pulmonary hypertension have been properly ruled out. I feel you should be under the care of a cardiologist and have an evaluation by a pulmonologist as well at your young age. ...Read more

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Is it important to repeat echo to diagnose moderate pulmonary hypertension and three mild leaking valves? Or is it not accurate?

Depends: ECHO can give information on the status of leaky valves, heart chambers and walls function. It also helps physician determine the function of right side of the heart closely linked with pulmonary artery. ECHO is least invasive test to determine and follow up the cardiac function and pulmonary hypertension. So your doctor might repeat it depending on time interval and therapy. Nothing is 100%. ...Read more

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Mom is on atenolol, clonodine, and amlodopine for hypertension. Is this too much? Three medications sounds excessive when shes also on epilepsy meds

Mom is on atenolol, clonodine, and amlodopine for hypertension. Is this too much? Three medications sounds excessive when shes also on epilepsy meds

May be fine: many people need multiple meds to control BP. If 3 meds keep her BP well controlled (100-135/50-85), then it's fine. Have her keep a BP log ...Read more

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Numbness of hands,forearm, feet and legs for a day,controlled chronic hypertension.Three months ago blurring of both eyes for 30 secs.reason ?

Numbness of hands,forearm, feet and legs for a day,controlled chronic hypertension.Three months ago blurring of both eyes for 30 secs.reason
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Neurologic/Vascular: several things can cause your symptoms, Migraine headache, Mild TIA (transient Ischemic Attack) or stroke (Cerebral vascular accident) Hi cholesterol with plaques in blood vessels. Other things can be demyelinating disorders like MS. Multiple Sclerosis.Car accidents with pinched nerves in spine can cause these symptoms,if you are having recurrences you need to see neurologist or Ophthalmologist ...Read more

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What is the significance of hypertension and what can contribute to it?

What is the significance of hypertension and what can contribute to it?

Blood pressure: Hypertension is when the blood pressure exceeds 140/90 mmhg for a significant part of the day. If untreated, these people have an increased incidence of atherosclerotic disease, heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. ...Read more

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What is the significance of essential hypertension?

What is the significance of essential hypertension?

Many organs effected: Think of high blood pressure as stressing almost every organ and vessel in the body (increases wall tension of vessels and increases plaque build-up). It is often called the "silent killer" because usually there are no symptoms but over years can result in cardiac disease, heart failure, kidney failure, decreased circulation in feet, blindness, and stroke. ...Read more

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What is the significance of labile hypertension?

What is the significance of labile hypertension?

Tough to treat: Labile hypertension would loosely be defined as blood pressure which is highly variable, going very high very quickly and down with the same speed. This can be dangerous because if a blood pressure is used to treat the peaks of blood pressure, the valleys can become to deep and cause symptomatic low bp. Working closely with a doctor (primary and or cardiologist) is key in such cases. ...Read more

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What is the significance of hypertension?

What is the significance of hypertension?

Very important!: Hypertension is major risk factor for stroke. It can also lead to kidney failure and congestive heart failure. Even severe hypertension may not cause any symptoms for years. Treatment is very effective but the challenge is to convince patients to take their medicines consistently to maintain good control and to visit their physicians to ensure that blood pressure remains at optimum levels. ...Read more

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What is the significance of primary hypertension?

What is the significance of primary hypertension?

No underlying cause: Primary hypertension, also called essential hypertension, means high blood pressure without a known underlying cause. It is diagnosed with two separate blood pressure readings above 140/90. Hypertension can cause damage to the heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes, so it should be treated appropriately by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the significance of elevated hypertension?

What is the significance of elevated hypertension?

If pregnant, lots: If a woman has a history of hypertension in the past and the blood pressure suddenly increases, she needs evaluation by a specialist in hypertension and/or maternal-fetal medicine specialist. She might be developing superimposed preeclampsia which can worsen quickly placing the woman and baby at risk. Or she might not have that but may need medication change. Only expert evaluation can tell which. ...Read more

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What is the significance of isolated hypertension?

Very significant: Hypertension - under any other name - is still hypertension - deal with it wisely. ...Read more

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What is the significance of transient hypertension?

What is the significance of transient hypertension?

May be normal: If the elevated blood pressure is truly transient, it may just be "white coat hypertension", induced by anxiety or stress. Although not entirely benign, it is certainly less serious than persistent high blood pressure. Home BP measurements with a calibrated BP device, or better, ambulatory 24 hour BP monitoring, can sort it out. Night time bps, if elevated, may convey greater risk. ...Read more

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What is the significance of electrical hypertension?

What is the significance of electrical hypertension?

U mean essential ?: I think you mean essential hypertension . This is high blood pressure that has not been explained by a secondary cause. These secondary causes may be from a blocked arteries to the kidneys or a tumor that secretes hormones that raise the blood pressure etc. As always regardless the cause the goal is good controll . Poor controll of blod pressure can cause damage to heart , brain, eyes , kidneys etc. ...Read more

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What is the significance hypertension and what are the causes of it?

What is the significance hypertension and what are the causes of it?

Hypertension: Hypertension untreated can cause heart and brain damage. Causes are numberous. Most common cause is related to lifestyle but other causes can be related to kidneys and certain hormone elevation. ...Read more

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What is the significance of diastolic hypertension?

What is the significance of diastolic hypertension?

Needs treatment: Either systolic or diastolic hypertension, or both, can lead to complications if not treated. It used to be thought that diastolic was worse than systolic but nowadays most experts feel that they are equally dangerous. Lack of treatment can result in damage to the heart, kidneys, and/or brain so get help even if you feel well. ...Read more

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