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A 59-year-old male asked:

what cause bp?

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Dr. Terrence Cohen
Cardiology 46 years experience
Multiple factors: The heart pumps blood under pressure into the arteries. The higher the resistance to flow the higher the pressure. Thus both the pressure generated by the heart and the resistance from the arteries determine the pressure. Hormones, kidney function, blood volume (salt related), the autonomic nervous system, etc. All regulate this process and can be responsible for abnormalities of blood pressure.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics.

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Can my wifes BP of 85 over 44 be caused by her taking night time medication?

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What cause a high systolic number in your bp? How is it typically treated?

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Dr. Stanley Berger
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Multiple causes: High systolic blood pressure is often passed down in families however many things may temporarily cause this including exercise, stress and a binge in diet. Be sure to discuss your risk factors with your doctor. Treatment may be as simple as lifestyle changes or might require medications.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

Bp went from 140/90ish to 93/59(today) in less than a month. What could cause that?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
That is quite a big: change...but blood pressure can vary that much. Possibly significant weight loss or reduction in sodium intake could cause this change. You don't mention any issues with blood loss such as trauma with hemorrhage. If you feel fine, take your blood pressure daily for a few days. If it stays so low, see your doctor for evaluation. I suspect it may settle out somewhere in-between. Good wishes:)
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can Prazosin cause long term/permanent damage causing Sudden drops in BP years after discontinuing? I took it for 3 years then stopped with my dr help

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Doubtful: however, your symptoms require ongoing exmanination, evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatmemt. Please consult your PCP or cardiologist.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

What are the causes of 130/110 bp?

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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
High BP: There can be various causes like - age, obesity, family history, alcohol, drugs, smoking, high cholestrol,diabetes, high salt intake, medications, kidney issues,thyroid issues,obstructive sleep apnea, heart issues etc. You are very young to have it. Consult a physician soon.

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