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What is The Difference between benign and Malignant Intra-Cranial Hypertension?

I was diagnosed not long ago with Benign Intra Cranial hypertension and I have heard there is another condition called malignant intra cranial hypertension. I just wanted to know if anyone knows the difference between them

Benign and malignant hypertension is a difference of magnitude. Malignant hypertension is much higher, and often more sudden. The effects on the circulatory system are different, as you could guess. Benign hypertension acts over a long time, but malignant hypertension can cause dramatic changes in the blood vessels, including a thickening that can eventually damage the organs they supply.  (+ info)

which of the following is the correct code for secondary malignant hypertension due to renal embolism?

a) 405.01
b) 405.11
c) 405.09
d) 405.19

c (i think)  (+ info)

Malignant Hypertension like myself?

My doctors have watched my high BP go up and up for the past 8 years and finally I have been sent to a cardiologist for testing. I got the diagnosis of Malignant Hypertension and they started me on yet another heart medicine (that makes two heart meds and two BP meds daily and I'm 57 yrs old.). My BP is still staying around 165/102 most of the time. My 90 yr old neighbor is doing better. It doesn't take much for my BP to spike to well over 200 on the top number. The highest that I recorded was when I went into the hospital feeling horrible and they said it was 225/120. I constantly feel horrible. They have now said that my heart muscle is hardening and not flexible like it needs to be. The more I don't feel good, the more sedentary I become and the more weight I gain. That just starts the cycle again as you can imagine.

I don't know what state you are in but you sound like a strong canidate for CAN (Cardiovascular Autonomic Neurapthy).
I work for a company called Ansar and we have a device called the ANX 3.0 and what this does patients in your case we will test your ANS( Autonomic Nervous System)

A patient with your condition will show signs of dysfunction. Our machine helps the dr maintain your balance to avoid CAN and if not and you get CAN you will not serve it.

We currently have units in dr's offices all over the unit states and 52 in Puerto Rico.

Some dr's say oh I have a machine that does that but ours tell you the results in 15 min. and it is non invasive( no Needles ) its just a blood pressure cuff and 3 lead EKG and a few breathing exercises on your end. And you will see your health correcting it self as little as 3-6 months. We recommend you get the test every 6 months.

This unit is FDA approved and it is hippa compliant and medicare and all major insurances pay for it to be done.

If you are interested look on our website to learn more. www.ans-hrv.com  (+ info)

how many suffer macular degeneration? suffer malignant hypertension?

how many out there suffer or know someone who sufferes macular degeneration:

about the disease




how many are having theirs treated? by medications or has anyone had surgery?

what caused your, your loved one or friends, aquaintances macular degeneration?

mine was caused by malignant hypertension:


how many suffer this disease also? not many know about it, from what i gather.. i'm hoping to find out here really what the statistics are with both health problems.

thanks for your time :D

At http://eyesight.org/Pictorials/Pic-Look_Like/pic-look_like.html , it states, "Macular degeneration damages and destroys the central vision of up to one in three Americans in their lifetime and has no known cause or cure."

It states "no known cause" and there's a very good reason for it. I do not have macular degeneration... however, you might consider reading my post at http://www.iblindness.org/forum/index.php/topic,371.msg1763.html#msg1763

It may sound too impossible, but there's been a serious flaw at the base of optometry research. You need to read this to get an idea of what has happened.

If you want to see what actually happened 85 years ago, read my post dated February 21, 2007 @ 10:59 am at http://improvingmyeyesight.com/blog/?p=30#comment-114

One has to see this in a historical and cultural context to understand it in its entirety.

I know those are pretty long reads, but they are crucial to understanding what's actually going on at the top levels of science.

The leading optometrist at the highly selective Columbia University 85 years ago made a nearly 180 degree turn after 15 years of following optometry doctrine when he found something wrong with a theory from 1855. This theory has kept our doctors from uncovering the truth. This man's name was William Bates. He found that he could reverse not only refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, and so on) but serious eye diseases like blindness, cataracts, macular degeneration, and so many other things. The theory by itself changes everyone's understanding regarding what causes refractive errors and diseases of the eye. Even some modern optometrists (including a Director of Ophthalmologist at New York Medical College) have explicitly stated that Helmholtz's theory has prevented discovery of errors.

I don't know the statistics regarding macular degeneration, but if you think there might even be an ounce of truth to what I'm saying, you can look at my posts and perhaps help yourself by reversing macular degeneration.

To learn more about the Bates Method, you can look at http://www.iblindness.org/ ... start by reading the description on the main page. You can also post at the forums if you have any questions regarding how this method can apply to macular degeneration.  (+ info)

malignant hypertension?

i had a stroke 5 months ago and was diagnosed with malignant hyptertension. the dr,s changed my meds and everything has been going fine. but the last 2 days my blood pressure has increased from 120/80 to 152/121 and tonight it is 141/99 should i go to the hospital or wait to see the dr tomorrow how urgent is it?

If the diastolic BP (bottom number) is 120, that is considered malignant hypertension, and an ER trip is indicated.  (+ info)

what is hypertension,malignant?

this what i am having tested for.

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why malignant hypertension occurs?

What Causes Malignant Hypertension?

Like high blood pressure in general, the exact cause of malignant hypertension is not completely understood. The details of how malignant hypertension starts have been an important research topic for many years, and while the complete picture is still emerging, we do know a few important things:

* Younger patients are at higher risk than older patients, which is the opposite of the risk profile for essential hypertension
* Those of African heritage are at higher risk
* Anyone with a history of kidney failure or a disease called renal artery stenosis (narrowing of arteries in the kidney) has a greatly increased risk
* Pregnant women with gestational hypertension, or women experiencing certain pregnancy related complications (toxemia of pregnancy) appear to have an increased risk

Overall, malignant hypertension is very rare, affecting only about one percent of people with high blood pressure. The serious nature of the disease, however, makes it an important problem.

What are the Symptoms of Malignant Hypertension?

Because malignant hypertension affects organ systems that are directly sensitive to blood pressure (kidneys, eyes, brain, cardiovascular system), the symptoms of the disease tend to be those you would associate with problems in these other organ systems. For example, some symptoms include:

* Blurry vision
* Chest pain
* Seizure
* Decreased urine output
* Weakness or strange tingling/numbness in the arms, legs, or face
* Headache
* Shortness of breath

These symptoms are not exclusive to malignant hypertension, but are generally associated with a number of potentially serious medical conditions like heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. If you have any of these symptoms, you should seek medical care immediately.
How is Malignant Hypertension Treated?

People with malignant hypertension should always be admitted to the hospital for close observation and treatment. Depending on how serious the problem is in a particular patient, admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) may be required. During the hospital stay, intravenous medications are the main focus of therapy. Some drugs commonly used to reduce blood pressure in this situation are nitroprusside and nitroglycerin. A number of blood tests will also be checked, probably several times, to assess the status of the kidneys and other organs. Sometimes, more complicated tests may be required, and pictures of the heart or other organs may be taken using an echo machine or an ultrasound machine. If treated quickly, malignant hypertension has a good prognosis. After leaving the hospital, it is common for patients prescribed medicines like beta blockers or ACE inhibitors to keep the blood pressure under control in the future.  (+ info)

How do you manage malignant hypertension?

Malignant hypertension is usually defined as very high blood pressure with swelling of the optic nerve behind the eye, called papilledema (grade IV Keith-Wagner hypertensive retinopathy). Malignant hypertension is usually accompanied by other organ damage like heart failure, kidney failure, and hypertensive encephalopathy.

Hospitalization is essential until the severe high blood pressure is under control. Medications delivered through an IV line, such as nitroprusside, nitroglycerin, or others, may reduce your blood pressure.

After the severe high blood pressure is brought under control, anti-hypertensive medications taken by mouth can control your blood pressure. The medication may need to be adjusted occasionally..  (+ info)

should i be worried about Malignant Hypertension?

In December my doctor order blood tests my ck enzyme level was over 400 in Feb he tested it again an it was at 250 normal range is 195 can i be having long term health problems from this he just did a third blood test today to recheck the levels again he just started to treat me for high cholesterol he says my blood pressure is fine
Yes i agree other than doing 3 blood tests he has not ordered any other tests to see whats going on and how can my blood pressure blood fine the last two times ive been to see him. He said that
this enzyme is usually high because of
Malignant Hypertension but my blood pressure is normal don't add up to me

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What is the difference between a benign tumor and a malignant tumor?

A) Benign tumors arise by transformation; malignant tumors don't.
B) Benign tumors do not metastasize; malignant tumors do.
C) Benign tumors metastasize; malignant tumors don't.
E) Benign tumors do not arise by transformation; malignant tumors do.

I'm pretty sure it's B benign tumours are not cancerous where as malignant are and have the ability to "spread" (metastasize)  (+ info)

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