What causes high blood pressure and high pulse rate

The heart’s function is to pump blood oxygen and other nutrients via the arteries to circulate to the rest of the body. Patient with high blood pressure experience tension and this complicates the heart’s activity and may cause stress to the pulse.

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The pulse rate pertains to the number of times the heart beat’s in a minute. A patient with high blood pressure will have a slower blood flow which causes the arteries to work harder.

What are the causes of high blood pressure and high pulse rate? For the most part having a high blood pressure is due to a number of things mostly having to do with heart problems and high blood pressure is a secondary cause or is a symptom of a more serious medical condition.

Patients with a family history of high blood pressure or those with a family history of heart conditions are at risk for having the same condition. High blood pressure and high pulse rate then could be inherited and could be what causes high blood pressure and high pulse rate.

Patients who are overweight, who suffers from high sodium levels, living a sedentary life and drinks and smokes regularly – these could all be a reason for what causes high blood pressure and high pulse rate.

High blood pressure and high pulse rate could be a secondary symptom for a more serious medical condition such as:

* adrenal gland disorders. The adrenal glands release the hormones which regulates the blood pressure and other bodily functions. This could affect what causes high blood pressure and high pulse rate.
* Some kidney diseases affect the blood pressure and thus affecting the heart rate
* Cushing’s disease is the overproduction of steroids known as glucocorticoid
* Having arterial obstruction to the kidneys or renal artery stenosis. Because the kidney is blocked, the kidney does not recognize or see enough blood pressure and thus releases chemicals that causes the blood pressure to increase. The kidney produces just enough blood pressure for itself but the rest of the body is affected by the high blood pressure as a result from the kidney’s over production. This is what causes high blood pressure and high pulse rate.
* Sleep apnea is another known cause for what causes high blood pressure and high pulse rate

There are other reasons for what causes high blood pressure and high pulse rate and the above – mentioned are just a few of the samples. For the most part, high blood pressure and high pulse rate could be mainly from hypertension condition. This could be better diagnosed through a series of tests and physical examination.

If you suffer from high blood pressure, you will have to get treatment for this could get worse and could eventually lead to death if left untreated. The best way to treat high blood pressure is to avoid having one.

Living a more active lifestyle, working out be it low impact, watching your diet and eating healthy foods – more green vegetables and fresh fruits and not abusing alcohol and avoiding illegal drugs will help your body keep its blood pressure normal and thus a normal heart rate.


Colonoscopy side effects

Is an examination of the large and small intestine through an endoscope. The scope is inserted to the anus, it has a camera attached to the tube and this enables the surgeon to visualize the intestines.

This procedure is used to diagnose or identify problems in the colon as in polyps, Crohn’s Disease, IBS or Inflammatory Bowel Disease, gastro-intestinal hemorrhages and, most common, colon cancer. Colonoscopy is also done for biopsy and lesion removal.

Colonoscopy side – effects are often mild. However, prior to the procedure the first major colonoscopy side – effects would be hunger! For a patient to prepare for a colonoscopy, the intestines must be free of any waste therefore the patient is usually put on liquid diet for up to 3 days! This is a great way to lose weight for the only liquids allowed for the patient are clear liquids such as apple juice, ginger and/or lemon lime sodas, broth and, of course, water. In some instances drinks with caffeine could be allowed. The night before the procedure the patient is given a laxative or enema for further cleansing.

Another worry or cause of a colonoscopy side – effect, prior to the actual procedure itself, is the use of anesthesia. Often, it is feared as to what the patient’s reaction to the anesthesia will be. But due to the invasiveness of the procedure, patients need to be sedated.

The procedure will begin with a digital rectum exam to learn about the sphincter. Then, the scope is inserted in to the anus, through the rectum, to the colon ending at the terminal ileum. The terminal ileum is the farthest part, or the end, of the small intestine. It connects to the cecum (a pouch found between the small and large intestine) through the ileocecal valve. The terminal ileum is important as this could have a number of infectious and/or inflammatory diseases or conditions such as: tuberculosis, lymphoma, Crohn’s disease and Carcinoid syndrome.

The procedure takes about an hour, at the most, and the patient is allowed to go home the same day however having a companion with the patient, especially to drive the patient home, is required.

The most common colonoscopy side effects would be bloating and flatulence with the flatulence being painful. Another colonoscopy side effect could be the development of diverticulosis. This is a condition wherein the inner lining layer of the large intestine bulges out or herniates to the outer muscular layer.

Another colonoscopy side effects would be diarrhea or for people suffering from IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, it could be the emergence of the symptom however in a more uncontrollable nature. Other side effects are: hemorrhoids, chronic constipation and some bleeding should polyp removal have been done.

Gastrointestinal perforation or tearing of the colon lining are rare side effects of colonoscopy. However rare it is also most serious. In most cases, when this happens, the patients are taking to the OR to correct this complication. This is serious and could be life threatening should it not be immediately corrected. Delayed bleeding, infection and ulceration are of much higher danger than gastrointestinal perforation however, again, this is most rare.

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