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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Many question marks: Yet no question to really answer. The question you are trying to ask has remained behind in your head instead of on the paper in order for any of us ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
If its high enough: Absolutely. If the pressure is high enough, a lot of bad stuff can happen.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See your doc: Please do what your doc asks in terms of the meds you take but he/she may want to adjust them after you mention this. When we move from sitting/lying ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Greg Sorkin
19 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Postural hypotension: What you are describing is a common side effect of blood pressure medications. You may need to switch meds. The first step is to make sure you are ad ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
No.: It causes low blood pressure as per Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification training.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Real Martin
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Very high blood pressure can cause heart attacks, stroke and mini stroke.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
NOT cause and effect: Both due to same underlying cause.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Especially in upright position. The low BP may decrease perfusion and oxygenation of the brain
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
High likelyhood: Many patients present to the er with nosebleeds only to find out they have had undiagnosed high blood pressure.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Sheps
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Anxiety doesn't cause long-term high blood pressure (hypertension): But episodes of anxiety can cause dramatic, temporary spikes in your blood pressure. If those temporary spikes occur frequently, such as every day, th ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Both: Both can cause both, buts its good medicne to exclude organic causes first before you blame your hypertension on anxiety.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Yes it can: Common side effects are: dizziness, constipation, or dry mouth. However, it is a possibility that Phenergan (promethazine) can cause a of blood pressu ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Caffeine : Can cause BP to go up.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience in Cardiology
Different causes: Many factors contribute to this: Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant Stimulan ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
what kind?: Probably not...Unless they're salted!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
It can: Prednisone is an oral corticosteroid and is associated with increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma) and generalized rise in blood pressure as well. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
It increases: Pressure acutely a little. Moderate drinking, 1 - 2 drink a day shoukd be fine.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Smoking: Smoking an cause BP to rise. Chronic smoking may be a contributor to chronic hi bp.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: antidepressants do not cause high blood pressure.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Ulcers, like stomach ulcers, can lead to bleeding and anemia which can be asssociated with low blood pressure.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Blood sugar: Chronic elevated blood sugar generally means diabetes. Diabetes causes kidney disease and resulting high bp.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high b ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It is possible : If you a lot of pain that could to slight elevation of the systolic blood pressure.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
NO: Low blood pressure causes no symptoms until it reaches a critical level - then it causes dizziness. If it continues to drop, it causes nausea and then ... Read More

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