How Are High Blood Pressure And Diabetes Related?

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Diabetes And Hypertension: What Is The Relationship?

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, often affects people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association reports that from 2000 to 2012, 71 percent of adults with diabetes had a blood pressure of greater or equal to 140/90 or were taking medications to help normalize blood pressure. What are hypertension and diabetes Many people with diabetes also have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Having these conditions together can make them both worse. What is hypertension? Known the "silent killer," hypertension usually has no signs or symptoms and many people are not aware they have it. High blood pressure increases a person's risk of stroke and heart attack. It often occurs with diabetes. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and can be assessed using a blood pressure monitor. Two numbers will be produced. The first refers to the systolic blood pressure, or the highest level of the blood pressure during a heartbeat. The second, the diastolic blood pressure, points to the lowest level. Any blood pressure reading of less than or equal to 119/79 is considered normal. A reading between 120 and 139 for systolic pressure and between 80 Continue reading >>

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  1. bwjung50

    I was diagnosed with diabetes almost 3 years ago, I have got it under control without meds, morning glucose reading, 90 to 100,have been off meds, for 2 years, 2 hours after eating, reading at120
    To 130 normal glucose around 85 or 95. But I am still peeing alot, why?

  2. bwjung50

    I have very bad anxiety, seems like water or anything I drink shoots through me, I feel like it is causing dehydration, my skin is becoming dry and wrinkled, thanks for the reply, I have checked the link out

  3. ehealthguy

    Bwjung, glucose excretion into urine, when you have high blood glucose levels, causes excessive urination, this is increased amount of urine excreted per day, which of course results in more frequent urination.
    Anxiety can cause more frequent, but not excessive urination, so the daily amount of urine is not increased.
    So, the first thing you can try to figure out is, do you have only frequent or also excessive urination.
    Another thought: dry skin may be a symptom of dehydrated skin, which does not already mean the whole body dehydration. The most reliable sign of dehydration is sudden weight loss. Dry mouth is also a common symptom of dehydration, but this can be also caused by anxiety...

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