Can high blood pressure cause rapid weight gain?

Sure. High blood pressure can cause weight gain if it is tied to water retention. You should see your doctor to see if different medications could be used to reduce your blood pressure as well as reduce weight gain. Work on diet and exercise, low salt diet, smoking cessation.

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I have a heart murmer, edema which is getting worse, high blood pressure, had rapid weight gain, poor circulation, eyesight deteriorating rapidly. Help!

Edema. You need to get to a doctor or to an er to be seen, diagnosed and treated appropriately. There is nothing we out here can do more than encourage you to get to care. Read more...
Heart and bp problem. You need to see a cardiologist as quickly as possible to see if your heart is the problem causing you to gain edema fluid causing your weight gain and to control your high bp. Also see an ophthalmologist to see if you have a diseased retina or glaucoma. From your description you appear to quite ill and are getting worse quickly. Get some help quickly at their offices, or go to an er asap. Read more...

Do medications for high blood pressure carry a known risk of weight gain? If so, which do not?

Fluid retention. None of the common antihypertensives is associated with significant weight gain. However, even placebo causes weight gain. So, a certain percentage of people who take antihypertensives will gain weight and think it is due to medication. Calcium channel blockers (amlodipine, nifedipine, etc) as a group may cause peripheral edema / mild weight gain but this is simply fluid, easily dealt with. Read more...

I have weight gain and high blood pressure if eat anything salt. Will sensitivity get worse?

Yes. More salt: bad. More doctors are emphasizing the avoidance of salt. The pritikin program (very famous) is emphasizing the problems with blood pressure and heart disease with excess salt. Weight gain (both obesity and fluid retention) sometimes comes with eating salty food. Avoid adding salt. Look at salt content in the foods you eat. Read more...

I had a total colectomy 16 years ago and have had significant weight gain and high blood pressure since. Any ideas on how to lose or stop gaining?

See a Doctor. May not have had really a total colectomy, check. Need to see an endocrinologist to assess for medical causes for weight gain. To see an exercise physiologist and trainer to go on a proper wt loss. Portion and calorie control. Read more...
Eat healthier. And excercise. The colon does very little to contribute to weight gain or loss other than fluids. Lack of a colon will not cause weight gain or high blood pressure in of itself. Read more...

I am experiencing weight gain (time frame: gradual onset). The following also describe me: High blood pressure (hypertension), Obesity, and Stret...

I am going to make. an educated guess. If the "stret..." of your question was going to turn into "stretch marks", then you are describing the condition Cushing's Syndrome--signs and symptoms due to excessive cortisol/cortisone. Have you been using steroids? Otherwise these symptoms are unusual in an 18 year old. Overactive adrenal glands/pituitary issues can also cause. See your Doctor/Endocrinologist ASAP for eval! Read more...

My Mother is experiencing obesity, difficulty moving joint, difficulty walking, high blood pressure (hypertension) and weight gain. The following. ..

See a general doctor. This sounds like a complicated case with multiple medical issues to be addressed. A thorough history and physical exam, along with evaluation of the all of the identified problems, should be performed. See a general physician soon to have her looked at. Read more...