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Causes for hypertension in a 20 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   MY GRANDAUGHTER 21 BLOOD PRESSURE HAS BEEN BOUNCING BACK AND FORTH FROM 146/90 TO AS HIGH AS 176/96. SHE HAS HAD HEADACHES AT THE FRONT OF HER HEAD AND SINUS AREA FOR AT LEAST 3 WEEKS. EXCEDRIN IS THE ONLY THING THAT WILL GIVE HER RELIEF. SHE WAKES UP EACH MORNING WITH A HEAD ACHE. SHE HAS HAD A BATTERY OF BLOOD TEST AND EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   let me read ur query
User :   right now her pressure is 146/96
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does she have any symptoms right now /
User :   headache
Doctor :   ok
User :   she was treated for anexiety and panic attacks for about a year and ended all medication about 3 months ago.
User :   she still take colozapam once in a while when she feel a little anxious
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   based on the history, she does seem to have a high blood pressure
Doctor :   has she undergone any tests ?
User :   just blood test
User :   she is on a birth control pill for the last 3 years, her doctor is going to take her off it to see if it helps.
Doctor :   high BP in a young adult needs to be investigated
Doctor :   tests including, adrenal Ultrasound, blood tests to rule out adrenal abnormalities , etc
User :   is the headache causing the high bp or the high bp causing the headache
Doctor :   PRESENCE of severe headache in bouts, is a major symptom of adrenal disorders
Doctor :   the high BP is causing the headache
User :   ok. thanks, i will talk to her doctor to get this checked
Doctor :   urine test for metabolites of adrenal hormones like VMA, are also needed
Doctor :   a abdominal ultrasound or a CT scan will help
User :   no insurance doesnt help,
Doctor :   Oh OK,
Doctor :   In that case , a good physician, who can examine her properly and check out her signs will be better along with the blood and urine tests
User :   her mom works for a doctor and i will take to her about what you said and maybe we can get the test done
User :   talk
Doctor :   In addition, she may need to rule our kidney issues as well
Doctor :   presence of renal issues, can cause high BP as well
User :   she wears contacts but has not for the last few weeks because she can afford them , she also goes to college and reads alot
User :   cant afford
Doctor :   ok,
User :   could this have anything to do with it
Doctor :   presence of refraction errors also cause headache , but they do not increase the BP
User :   ok
User :   you have been a help thanks
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   i hope i have solved your query
Doctor :   bye for now
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