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Doctor insights on: Why Is It That Corticosteroids Can Increase Blood Pressure

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Why is it that corticosteroids can increase blood pressure?

Why is it that corticosteroids can increase blood pressure?

Steroids: Fluid retention, weight gain, affects from the adrenal glands and this by-product trigger increased salt retained which increases blood pressure, and many other mechanisms. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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Why is it that my high blood pressure cannot be controlled?

Why is it that my high blood pressure cannot be controlled?

Uncontrolled BP: There could be many reasons for poorly controlled hypertension. It could be something as simple as poor dietary compliance (low salt diet) or there could be medical conditions leading to refractory hypertension. Working closely with your nephrologist or hypertension specialist is recommended. ...Read more

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Can chlorella help lower blood pressure if it is high?

Can chlorella help lower blood pressure if it is high?

High BP: not really , don't advise it. Better see your doctor or do a virtual consult so you can get the appropriate help. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to have low blood pressure?

Why is it dangerous to have low blood pressure?

Not necessarily. : First what is low bp? The systolic blood pressure may be in the 80-90mm range and be entirely normal and pose no danger whatsoever. A lot depends on what is the clinical situation and are there associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a pill that can be used to raise blood pressure?

Is there a pill that can be used to raise blood pressure?

Not always needed: Low blood pressure doesn't always need to be elevated. If you are not having symptoms of lightheadedness or dizziness you may not need any medication at all. There are some medicines that we will use in people who have a need to have their blood pressure raised. ...Read more

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Is it okay not to take antihypertensive drugs if the blood pressure is normal even though the drugs is a maintenance for high blood pressure?

Is it okay not to take antihypertensive drugs if the blood pressure is normal even though the drugs is a maintenance for high blood pressure?

Donot stop: Tit-ration of medicines if need due to a persistently low BP is recommended . closely follow your local physicians advise This is long term treatment for BP ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have low blood pressure?

How dangerous is it to have low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Hypotension can cause organ underperfusion, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness and dysfunction of the kidneys and other organs. If without symptoms can also be ok. It depends on how low the pressure is. ...Read more

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What to do if i read that hypertension/high blood pressure can be a cause of bradycardia. Why is that?

What to do if i read that hypertension/high blood pressure can be a cause of bradycardia. Why is that?

Several Reasons: Hypertension (HTN) can resulting in ischemia and abnormality of the conduction system of the heart which may slow heart rate. After a head injury HTN and a slow heart rate are signs that there may be increase in brain pressure. There is also a phenomena where correcting a slow heart rate might resolve HTN see link below http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/7457024. ...Read more

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What is blood pressure? Is it bad to have low blood pressure?

What is blood pressure? Is it bad to have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Is related to age, it is a little higher as we get older, but generally for a mature adult we like to see it less than 140/90 in a resting state. BP is not a static measurement. It can be 200/100 with exercise and excitement or stimulation (drugs) to 100/50 with rest and sleep. Several measurements over several days are necessary to find your mean BP and if over 140 consistently, may require treat. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent high blood pressure and heart disease if it is hereditary?

What can be done to prevent high blood pressure and heart disease if it is hereditary?

Healthy life style: Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. Avoid excess alcohol and don't use drugs, learn to control stress. ...Read more

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How does levodopa/carbidopa cause a rise in intraocular pressure? I understand that it can cause an acute rise in that pressure but how?

How does levodopa/carbidopa cause a rise in intraocular pressure?  I understand that it can cause an acute rise in that pressure but how?

Glaucoma: Carbidopa/levodopa are contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma because it may result in acute intraocular pressure rise. In people with open angle glaucoma, intraocular pressure should be monitored carefully. ...Read more

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What causes low blood pressure and how can I make it higher?

Multiple things: Heart failure, adrenal insufficiency, unstable cardiac arrthymias (abnormal rhythms), sepsis with septic shock, neurogenic shock, cardiogenic shock, and most commonly dehydration. It depends how low it is, if low normal and you are not symptomatic you shouldn't get it higher. Smaller patients tend to have lower blood pressures as a whole. ...Read more

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Is it true that high cholesterol related to blood pressure?

Is it true that high cholesterol related to blood pressure?

Not as such: Not directly, but both are notable common risk factors for heart disease and stroke, and can be common similar risk factors in many people. ...Read more

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What factors does garlic have which leads to high blood pressure and tension to decrease?

Blood pressure: There actually is a small pilot study which suggests that the allicin in garlic can lower blood pressure. This is not a rigorous scientific study and none has yet been done that i could find. Tension? No study either..... ...Read more

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How common is it to have low blood pressure?

How common is it to have low blood pressure?

Sometimes: Low blood pressure is actually better in terms of decreased heart and stroke risk. Low blood pressure can be normal for individuals who can be genetically predisposed that way. Low blood pressure is not normal if you feel dizzy or lightheaded or feel like your heart is pounding all the time. Most common cause of low BP is dehydration, so the treatment is drinking more fluids. ...Read more

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