Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

intermittent high blood pressure causes

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
43 years experience Family Medicine
Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lawrence
21 years experience Cardiology
It should not: There are reports of Depakote causing high blood pressure in under 5% of people who take it. There are some smaller reports in about 2% of it causing ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Hypertension is diagnosed when the basal (ie lowest) BP is consistently elevated. If you're normal throughout the day, i wouldn't give it another thou ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Hypertension is when the blood pressure exceeds 140/90 mmhg for a significant part of the day. If untreated, these people have an increased incidence ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Diet: Hbp rises due to eating a diet full of salt and water. People with hbp have difficulty excreting excess salt and water. If a person with hbp eats a ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Hardening of arterie: Hardening of arteries, increased vascular tone/ resistance. Causes blood pressure to go up. Other associated feature hypercholesterolemia.
5
5 thanks
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Essentially unknown: There are some secondary causes of hypertension but for the most part we do not know what causes hypertension.
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Genetics/lifestyle: More than 90% of HTN is essential (primary) in nature. This implies that it occurs on its own. The remaining 5-10% is secondary htn, which means ano ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Stiffening of : The walls of the arteries. Hardening of the arteries, high levels of hormones such as aldosterone or adrenaline, blockages of the kidney arteries lea ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Constipation does not cause high blood pressure;.
2
2 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Sudden hypertension and tachycardia can have multiple causes and deserves evaluation by a physician.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Low volume/vasodil: Either low cardiac output due to low or high hr's/low stroke volume or excessive vasodilation. Hormonal problems (like adrenal insuff) could rarely b ... Read More
14
14 thanks
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Real Martin
47 years experience Family Medicine
No: I donot think so.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Many things: There are many things that can cause this; sometimes, it's not even pathological, the person just normally has lower blood pressure. If it is acute, ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience 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.
2
2 thanks
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Low blood pressure: Low blood pressure is a common feature of adrenal insufficiency. Overtreatment with too high a dose of steroids can lead to high blood pressure.
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Seems unlikely : Low blood sugars stimulate a counter regulatory response whereby hormones including adrenaline and cortisol are secreted into the blood stream to help ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Real Martin
47 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Very high blood pressure can cause heart attacks, stroke and mini stroke.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederman Concepcion
22 years experience Cardiology
How low? : If is two low, aortic valve regurgitation (leakage), could be the cause. A physical examination can help screen for that.
1
1 thank
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Hypothyroidism : Not usually related to high bp.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
No.: It causes low blood pressure as per Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification training.
1
1 comment
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
10
10 thanks
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually but: Low blood pressure frequently does.In fact, that's how we tell when BP is too low...When it makes one sick( dizzy, faint).It's easy to tell if BP is t ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: High blood pressure when extremely high, may cause chest discomfort and/or shortness of breath.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month