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What is the significance of transient hypertension?

What is the significance of transient hypertension?

None: Everyone has transient hypertension and it's not a disease. Our normal physiology is to increase BP in response to stress, discomfort, excitement, activity, anger, fever, etc. The disease we call "hypertension" is diagnosed when resting BP (or "basal" bp) remains elevated for no reason. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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 meaning of transient hypertension?

What is the meaning of transient hypertension?

Blood pressure : It is a high blood pressure event which resolves back to normotension, we all occassionally will have something that will cause it, like perhaps running into a grizzly bear on a hike..... If it happens a lot, chances are you need treatment for hypertension or anxiety. ...Read more

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Can a simple but dislike of another person lead to temporary stage 2 hypertension?

Can a simple but dislike of another person lead to temporary 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

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Will a meal high in salt induce transient hypertension? If so, for how long?

Yes: It depends on the size of the sodium load and your body's sensitivity to it. It may be several hours to several days. ...Read more

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What causes white coat hypertension? Is it a temporary surge of adrenaline if normal otherwise?

What causes white coat hypertension? Is it a temporary surge of adrenaline if normal otherwise?

It depends: Many factors play in to it but my best guess is that one's fight or flight response is activated based on the potential threat of what the "authority" might say or do. People are understandably feeling vulnerable when they see a physician and it is most common for patients not to be aware of this vulnerability and the feelings associated with same. ...Read more

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What are the causes of atrial fibrillation and can it be transient. I am a 60 yr old male with treated hypertension and elevated cholesterol.?

What are the causes of atrial fibrillation and can it be transient. I am a 60 yr old male with treated hypertension and elevated cholesterol.?

We don't really know: Af can be due to normal wear and tear as occurs in HTN and the aging process. Aging causes insertion of non-conducting tissue (scar) between normal heart cells which is bad. All old people get this but not all old people get af. Why? We know that nests of cells fire crazily at times triggering af. These nests are frequently located in pulmonary veins. But why, and what triggers them? ...Read more

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What actually happens when a person with hypertension takes sodium or potassium rich foods? Is the BP rise temporary or permanent?

What actually happens when a person with hypertension takes sodium or potassium rich foods? Is the BP rise temporary or permanent?

Temporary: When you ingest salt (sodium, potassium) in high amounts, this draws water with it to maintain a certain concentration. The more water, the higher the blood volume and the higher the pressure. Healthy kidneys eventually excrete the salt. ...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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