Hypertension; HBP; Blood pressure - high
Adults over 18 should have their blood pressure checked regularly.
Lifestyle changes may help control your blood pressure.
Follow your health care provider's recommendations to modify, treat, or control possible causes of high blood pressure.
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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...
An Italian study has shown that people who have both Migraines and hypertension have a higher probability of cerebrovascular events than patients with hypertension alone.
In a session on Migraine and hypertension at the European Society of Hypertension European Meeting on Hypertension in Milan, Dr. Enrico Agabiti-Resei stated:
"The prevalence of hypertension and migraine comorbidity is clinically rare, but doctors should pay attention when they see this, because it might help identify patients at risk of an event. Migraine might be considered as a factor to be included in the score for risk of stroke." 1
In an interview, he commented,
"When a young person has hypertension it's important, particularly if it's a woman, to look for the possible presence of migraine. Once comorbidity is found, it's very important to make an appropriate screening of cardiovascular risk factors, because what a doctor can do is try to reduce as much as possible these risk factors that are correctab...
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