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Would a posterior pituitary tumor cause high blood pressure?

Would a posterior pituitary tumor cause high blood pressure?

Yes it can: Pituitary tumors are complicated. Most produce excess hormone, but some interfere with hormone production. Hormones from the pituitary many body fluids, thyroid levels, steroid levels, salt management, kidney function, all of which can cause changes in blood pressure. Careful adjustment of pituitary hormones is very important with any pituitary pathology. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Can a posterior pituitary tumor that causes hypersecretion increase or decrease blood pressure?

Can a posterior pituitary tumor that causes hypersecretion increase or decrease blood pressure?

Vasopressin: Vasopressin, which is normally secreted by the posterior pituitary in physiologic amounts, can cause hypertension when secreted in abnormal amounts. Oxytocin, which is also secreted normally, constricts smooth muscle and potentially could contribute to HTN as well. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure and brain tumours have the same symptoms?

Can high blood pressure and brain tumours have the same symptoms?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure is usually asymptomatic, but so are brain tumors often. When a brain tumor presents with symptoms, it would usually be headache or neurologic change. High blood pressure would usually present with a stroke or tia, these can be similar symptoms to a brain tumor but generally are distinct. ...Read more

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Will getting mad cause high blood pressure?

Will getting mad cause high blood pressure?

Yes: Anger and stress can increase BP temporarily, and chronic anxiety can do this long-term. Be worth seeing a licensed psychologist for advice on anger and stress. However, most people with high blood pressure also have a genetic background that means hypertension will not normalize with stress management. So drug therapy may well be needed too. ...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 can cause high blood pressure in young people?

What can cause high blood pressure in young people?

Many problems: Obesity is a common cause, as is renal artery disease. Hormonal excess and glomerular disease can also be causes of high blood pressure. Kidney disease will cause it. In any case hypertension in a young person requires thoughtful examination and investigation of the patient by their phsician. ...Read more

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I'm getting off depocate, will this cause high blood pressure?

I'm getting off depocate, will this cause high blood pressure?

It should not: There are reports of Depakote causing high blood pressure in under 5% of people who take it. There are some smaller reports in about 2% of it causing low blood pressure. In general, there has been no significant reporting of bringing on high blood pressure when stopping it. The biggest concern is having seizures in those who were taking it for that reason. ...Read more

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Does newly diagnosed hydrocephalous cause high blood pressure or is the high blood pressure causing the hydrocephalous?

Does newly diagnosed hydrocephalous cause high blood pressure or is the high blood pressure causing the hydrocephalous?

May or may not: Hydrocephaloous is not caused by blood pressure but the stress of knowing or the headaches may cause blood presure issues. There may also be the problem of the increased intracranial pressure may cause a blood pressure elevation to compensate and low blood flow in the brain. ...Read more

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Can too much of what mineral cause high blood pressure or stroke?

Sodium: The most important in this case is sodium. Too much sodium (table salt) increased blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attack or stoke. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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