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A 20-year-old female asked:

Does having high blood pressure cause dizziness?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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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 too high or low...Check it.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How to treat dizziness from high blood pressure?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gerald Neuberg
Cardiology 38 years experience
Control it: Keep working on controlling it, but also realize that too sudden a drop can cause more dizziness. If your symptoms have changed suddenly please report it to your doc.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned about dizziness while on high blood pressure medication?

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Dr. Donald Steinmuller
Nephrology and Dialysis 33 years experience
Yes: Blood pressure medication lowers blood pressure and if BP goes too low (usually less than 100 systolic) the low pressure can cause dizzyness when standing or getting up from lying or sitting position. BP normally does not drop when changing position but may with these meds or if salt and water depleted ("dehydrated"). If severe can cause passing out and injury. Check with MD.
Dr. Dominic BLURTON
Pediatric Cardiology 22 years experience
I agree and would add that some patients whose BP remains high while on BP meds may also complain of dizziness. Either way this patient needs to have there Blood pressure checked while symptoms are present
Feb 13, 2015
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A 37-year-old female asked about a 58-year-old male:

How to treat vertigo caused by high blood pressure.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
NOT: If high blood pressure caused vertigo, you would treat it by lowering the bp. Unfortunately, high blood pressure doesn't cause vertigo. It is related to your inner ear (or in rare cases, your cerebellum).

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