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is headache, made worse by high altitudes a symptom of high blood pressure

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Blood pressure: Altitude can cause increa sed blood volume and in some people increased cardiac output. This can cause increased blood pressure.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: Very complicated question, simplest answer is lots. Look up altitude physiology if you want specific information.
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Dr. M. Jan answered
66 years experience Family Medicine
A LOT: High altitude causes shortness of breath . High BP causes headache and heart problems. Very high BP can is dangerous and can cause stroke.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
51 years experience Cardiology
Merits an evaluation: Two of the pressures mentioned are clearly very high; the 3rd pressure is quite low. It merits a careful visit to ones doctor to attempt to clarify t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
No specific: Part, but commonly "pressure" is fellt in the back of the skull or on the temples, sometimes g=behind the eys: but neither low nor high BP always caus ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
41 years experience Cardiology
Get BP checked now!: If you have a way to check your BP at home, do it now. If not, see your doctor, an urgent care, or go to the emergency room now. Your BP may be seri ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Absolutely: Actually one of the most common causes for headache. If any other symptoms: blurred vision, nausea, chest pain and depending upon how high is the bloo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sylvie Stacy
10 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Yes, sometimes poorly controlled high blood pressure can lead to a headache. It would be a good idea to get your blood pressure checked and talk to yo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
21 years experience Neurology
Further evaluation: If her head hurts ONLY when she is in certain position, that is not a migraine and deserves further evaluation. Certainly, elevated blood pressure can ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Hypertension: High blood pressure generally is without symptoms. A person with high blood pressure can coincidentally have any.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
ASD: No ASD does not cause high blood pressure as a symptom.It may cause shortness of breath on exertion, congestive heart failure, syncopal episodes and s ... Read More

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