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Glossary for Corticosteroid-induced hypertension

  • Aneurysm: Dangerous ballooning of a weakened area of an artery
  • Blood pressure conditions: Medical disorders of the blood pressure, including high and low blood pressure.
  • Circulatory system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the heart and the circulatory system.
  • Congestive Heart Failure: Inadequate pumping and decline of heart function common in the elderly.
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Drug-related conditions: Medical conditions related to drug usage, including adverse reactions, intoxication, and overdose.
  • Erythropoietin-induced hypertension: Erythropoietin-induced hypertension is high blood pressure caused by taking erythropoietin which is sometimes used to treat anemia in conditions such as chornic kidney failure. Patients with an existing history of hypertension may suffer further blood pressure increases while taking amphetamines and this can be serious. Severity of symptoms varies amongst patients depending on their susceptibility, underlying health and duration of erythropoietin use.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Heart disease: Any of various heart conditions.
  • Kidney disease: Reduced kidney function from various causes.
  • Shortness of breath: The feeling of being short of breath

 

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