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I have a very red face complexion for a few years now,Im male

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I have a very red face complexion for a few years now,I'm male aged 52 .
is it anything I should be concerned about ?
Thank you
David
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

hello

Dr. Thomas, MD :

If it is new

Dr. Thomas, MD :

Have your blood pressure checked, have an exam, have lab tests for diabetes, routine labs, and thyroid problems.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

It can be genetic and represent no medical problem.

Customer:

I have an annual medical examination for a licence that i hold and my blood sugars are fine ,but i do have a blood pressure reading of 138/90 , could that cause it ?

Dr. Thomas, MD :

It should not

Dr. Thomas, MD :

That is borderone

Dr. Thomas, MD :

I would check:

Dr. Thomas, MD :

thyroid studies.

Dr. Thomas, MD :

Adrenal studies.

Customer:

What does adrenal studies mean ?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Means AM cortisol and serium metanephrines, to make sure you don't have hypersecretion going on from the adrenals.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions. [click reply to expert].
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

would you mind explaining that in non medical terms if possible, I dont understand what you mean ,sorry

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
I am wondering why you gave our initial interaction a poor service.
I had not even given any answers.

We are now in a back and forth format and we have not finished, but you rated me bad with ja....??
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

You ended the chat before I got your answer, you still hav'nt answered me ??

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
I did not end the chat.
It was switched to the q and a format.
Sorry for the confusion.
Please reverse the negative with a positive.

The adrenal glands can develop a tumor called pheochromacytoma....this can cause flushing and elevated blood pressure.

Other hormonal affects might, such as cushings, do the amount of adrenal hormone can be measured in the blood to make sure you do not have this.

Metanephrines, a blood test, will rule out pheo.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions. [click reply to expert].
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