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Why do so many people with diabetes also have high blood pressure?

Important to treat: Patients with high blood pressure and diabetes need more agressive treatment than those without diabetes. The goal blood pressure for most patients is 140/80 mmhg, but for those with diabetes, our current guidelines recommend a lower target of 130/80. These two conditions do increase the risk of heart disease and kidney disease, and controlling blood pressure in diabetics can reduce this risk also. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Any suggestion to control raynauds disease when I also have high blood pressure?

Any suggestion to control  raynauds disease when I also have high blood pressure?

Work with doctor: Work with your doctor on which BP medications to use. Some such as nifedipine, a calcium channel blocker, may help with both conditions. Others such as beta blockers may help your hypertension but worsen your raynaud's. ...Read more

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I had a blood test done it indicated high bun and creatine levels what causes this and what should I do my creatine readings were bun 14 creatine 1.5 and est creatine 46 what should I do I also have high blood pressure and im on noravas 10 mg lisinopril

I had a blood test done it indicated high bun and creatine levels what causes this and what should  I do my creatine readings were bun 14 creatine 1.5 and est creatine 46 what should I do I also have high blood pressure and im on noravas 10  mg lisinopril

High creatinine: You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein done. This will give you an acutal measure of your kidney function. If you have proteinuria (p), you will need to be started on either an ace-i or an arb to reduce your BP and p. You should also have a renal ultrasound done. You may need another agent to control your bp. See a n for more answers. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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How do high blood pressure start s?

How do high blood pressure start s?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure, or hypertension, is most commonly idiopathic (no good reason). Obesity, family history, excessive salt intake, stress and kidney problems can be contributors. Recommendations for normal blood pressure get lower all the time - see your doctor for advice on what might be normal for you. ...Read more

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Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...Read more

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What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of high BP. Aging and hardening of arteries are the most common causes. Very few have cure. The treatments can be directed to the specific causes, if known. However, essential hypertension is one when the cause is unknown. Most high BP can be controlled but not cured by behavioral treatment, lifestyle modification, diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure in a young man in his 20's?

What causes high blood pressure in a young man in his 20's?

Genes,aldosterone,: From 15-35% of hypertension results from secondary causes (excess hormones, abnormal blood vessels). This is more likely to be the case in a young person, especially if no family history of high blood pressure. If your BP is verified as high, secondary causes should be evaluated, and if ruled out, treated with lifestyle changes and if necessary, medicines. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...Read more