FRCP (Edinburg), DM - Endocrinology, CCT (Endocrinology), MRCP - Diabetes & Endocrinology, MRCP (UK), MD & DNB - General Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
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Which of the following conditions can cause hypertension?
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All of the conditions mentioned in the options are caused due to malfunctioning of the adrenal gland. Also, a common effect of pheochromocytoma, hyperaldosteronism and hypercortisolism is an increase in the blood pressure (hypertension).
Hypertension is curable.
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Hypertension is a condition that does not have any cure. It can be managed and restricted to a safe level by making lifestyle and dietary changes. Medicines too are important for keeping your blood pressure in check.
Which of the following is not a symptom of acromegaly?
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Acromegaly is a condition caused due to a tumour in the pituitary gland. This gland is responsible for secreting the growth hormone and due to the presence of this tumour a person tends to have extremely long hands, feet, tongue, jaws etc. They also have a tendency to develop diabetes and hypertension.
You can skip your medications for hypertension if your readings are normal.
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Not taking medications for hypertension regularly could prove to be extremely bad for your health. This increases the chances of having strokes and heart attacks. These medications should be taken as per the prescribed dose and must only be altered by a medical practitioner after evaluating a number of parameters.
Menopause increases the chance of getting hypertension.
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It has been seen that women who are in menopause are at a higher risk of getting hypertension. The lowering of oestrogen has a direct effect on the blood pressure as oestradiol, a component of oestrogen (responsible for keeping the blood pressure low) also lowers causing a negative effect on blood pressure.