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HYPERTENSION and Lithium

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HYPERTENSION Symptoms and Causes

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.

Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. A reading of

  • 119/79 or lower is normal blood pressure
  • 140/90 or higher is high blood pressure
  • Between 120 and 139 for the top number, or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is called preHypertension. PreHypertension means you may end up with high blood pressure, unless you take steps to prevent it.

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure.

You can control high blood pressure through healthy lifestyle habits such as exercise and the DASH diet and taking medicines, if needed.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Lithium Side Effects

Therapeutic Agent Toxicity (237)
Confusional State (205)
Tremor (179)
Toxicity To Various Agents (167)
Renal Failure Acute (132)
Dehydration (107)
Diarrhoea (106)
Nausea (96)
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus (93)
Blood Creatinine Increased (91)
Dysarthria (87)
Agitation (83)
Mania (80)
Mental Status Changes (78)
Hyperparathyroidism (77)
Asthenia (77)
Dizziness (77)
Fall (72)
Renal Failure Chronic (71)
Vomiting (68)
Insomnia (66)
Disorientation (66)
Fatigue (61)
Gait Disturbance (61)
Bradycardia (61)
Depression (60)
Haemodialysis (57)
Completed Suicide (56)
Suicide Attempt (56)
Anxiety (56)
Somnolence (53)
Depressed Level Of Consciousness (53)
Overdose (52)
Renal Failure (51)
Hypercalcaemia (51)
Delirium (51)
Hypernatraemia (50)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (49)
Renal Cyst (49)
Hypotension (47)
Nephropathy (46)
Hypothyroidism (45)
Lethargy (45)
Condition Aggravated (45)
Ataxia (44)
Renal Impairment (43)
Coma (41)
Abnormal Behaviour (40)
Dyspnoea (40)
Weight Increased (39)

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Recent Reviews

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Have been taking Kliovance for approx 5 years. I am aged 55 years and have been diagnosed with hypertension. I have a sedentary lifestyle, a poor diet, and a stressful job. I have been getting a difference of opinion between 2 doctors. One says th

Have been taking Kliovance for approx 5 years. I am aged 55 years and have been diagnosed with hypertension. I have a sedentary lifestyle, a poor diet, and a stressful job. I have been getting a difference of opinion between 2 doctors. One says that

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After being discharged from eER I saw in my file that the doppler impression shows mild tricuspid regurgitation and mild pulmonary hypertension =-O scared should I be worried

After taking several famous brands of hypertension meds. Calblock has exceeded expectations. The problem is that I cant find them available in the USA. Does anyone know of a source where they can be ordered online?

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BAD EFFECT. IS IT APPLICABLE IF YOU ARE HYPERTENSION?

Been on Istin 5mg for four years for Hypertension. Ankle swelling left leg mostly but some times right ankle also. Occasional feelings of anxiety. Feet and hands cold by times. Soreness in spinal column especially upper area. General feeling of out o

HYPERTENSION Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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