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hypertension as it is measured

Recommendations for measuring blood pressure generally include something like ... ... ensure at least 5 minutes of quiet rest before measurements. [source] In my experience, I don't recall ever ...
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How to differentiate between Type 2 and Type 1 Diabetes

I have a database of Diabetes patients with labs, drugs, diagnosis information. However, the database doesn't have explicit labels/information on who is suffering from Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes For ...
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What does primary, secondary and safety outcome of a drug study mean?

I was reading a research article and came across this: We studied 55 outcomes of interest, including both effectiveness and safety endpoints. We divided effectiveness outcomes into three primary ...
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Is the link between COVID-19 fatalities and hypertension specific to uncorrected hypertension or to corrected (pharmaceuticaly) hypertension as well?

Here's WebMD's info on the subject which seems to implicate the corrective medication specifically rather than hypertension!: https://www.webmd.com/lung/coronavirus-high-blood-pressure#1 Should a ...
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Can Vitamin C and E supplements cure or manage Preeclampsia resulting from oxidative stress?

According to Judith E. Brown's fifth edition of the "Nutrition Through Life Cycle" textbook, "Oxidative stress and lack of anitoxidant defences appear to play key roles in the development of ...
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If high cholesterol does not cause as atherosclerosis? Then what does?

I frequently come up with articles about the topic such as this one https://www.nhs.uk/news/heart-and-lungs/study-says-theres-no-link-between-cholesterol-and-heart-disease/. Now, if there is no link ...
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Are blood pressure numbers recorded during an office visit really meaningful?

On a recent visit to my primary care doctor the staff did the perfunctory BP reading. I had just sat down a few seconds prior. The reading was done only once. Is such a reading at all meaningful? I ...
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Is high blood pressure ever a symptom attributable solely to dehydration?

In other words, if someone doesn't have hypertension and they become dehydrated does, or can dehydration (not radical dehydration, just poor hydration practices) in and of itself cause high blood ...
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Does eating fish help high blood pressure?

The common advice for people who have been diagnosed with heart problems like hypertension is "eat more fish, especially salmon." I've done a great deal of Googling and what I can't seem to figure out ...
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How do the MOAs differ that ACE-Inhibitors might not work, but Calcium Channel Blockers (CCB) do work

How is it that, for some patients, ACE-Inhibitors can have no measurable effect on the blood pressure (BP), but CCBs work? What has me stumped is how this is theoretically possible.
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What diet can be appropriate for a person with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease? [closed]

At my place of work as a student trainee, my attention was called to a patient who has suffered badly from secondary diseases. He has a Body Mass Index of 42, obese. He also suffers from Type 1 ...
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Is there anything besides sodium to avoid to lower blood pressure? [closed]

I've been told that sodium can cause hypertension, and that I should eat about twice as much potassium as sodium to lower my blood pressure (along with a calorie restricted diet and regular exercise). ...
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How can a BP goal be recommended, but not a diastolic or systolic goal?

Out of curiousity, I'm researching the JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension, and when reading this publication, I noticed it says: There is strong evidence to support treating hypertensive persons ...
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I have a question regarding use of loop diuretics in hypertension

I understand that loop diuretics decrease BP because they are inhibiting the NKCC2 co-transporter so that sodium would not get reabsorbed. But while you are inhibiting the co-transporter, it also ...
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Nasal corticosteroids and hypertenstion

Can corticosteroid nasal sprays such as Nasonex (mometasone) and Rhinocort Aqua (budesonide), effect blood pressure? Do topical steroids like that enter the blood stream in such a way that they ...
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cardiac arrest effects on blood pressure

I was wondering about the effects of cardiac arrest on blood pressure. What would the blood pressure be while cardiac arrest? Would there be any pressure at all (because the heart can't pump blood ...
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Side effects of ivermectin and anti-hypertensive drugs

Are there any side effects when the drug Ivermectin and anti-hypertensive drugs are taken together? I'm only asking out of curiosity. I worked briefly as an intern with US-AIDS for the control and ...
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What are some natural ways to reduce blood pressure?

What are some natural evidenced based approaches that can be used to reduce blood pressure in a patient with hypertension, or prevent hypertension in an otherwise healthy patient?
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Causes of hypertension in young, healthy patient?

What are some of the causes of elevated systolic blood pressure in an otherwise young, healthy and asymptomatic patient?