Definition Drug-induced hypertension is high blood pressure caused by using a chemical substance, drug, or medication. See also: High blood pressure Alternative Names Hypertension - medication related Causes, incidence, and risk factors Blood pressure is determined by the: Amount of blood the heart pumps Condition of the heart valves Pumping power of the heart Size and condition of the arteries There are several types of high blood pressure. Essential hypertension has no cause that can be found. Secondary hypertension occurs because of another disorder. Drug-induced hypertension is a form of secondary hypertension caused by a response to medication. Drugs that can cause hypertension include: Alcohol, amphetamines, ecstasy (MDMA and derivatives), and cocaine Corticosteroids Cyclosporine Erythropoietin Estrogens (including birth control pills) and other hormones Many over-the-counter medications such as cough/cold and asthma medications -- particularly when the cough/cold medicine is taken with certain ant...
The drug causing the hypothyroidism must be discontinued if possible. However, do not stop taking prescribed medications without first consulting your healthcare provider, as some may cause unpleasant or even life-threatening reactions if not sopped gradually and slowly, or replaced appropriately.
Levothyroxine, a thyroid replacement hormone, is the most commonly used medication to treat this condition. The dose is adjusted to bring TSH to normal levels. After replacement therapy has begun, report symptoms of increased thyroid activity (hyperthyroidism) -- restlessness , rapid weight loss or sweating -- if they occur.
A high-fiber , low-calorie diet and moderate activity can help relieve constipation and promote weight loss, if a period of lowered thyroid activity has led to weight gain.
With early treatment, return to the normal state is usual. However, hypothyroidism will return if the replacement thera...
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