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A 43-year-old member asked:

When would high blood pressure cause seizures?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Blood pressure: When high blood pressure causes a stroke or during hypertensive crisis, seizures can be a result.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

Could extremely high blood pressure cause seizures?

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Sudden increases in blood pressure (BP) (especially in patients with history of high blood pressure) can lead to a condition called hypertensive encephalopathy. Besides seizures, headaches, confusion, among other neurological symptoms may be present in this condition. If you have high bp, it's recommended you follow advice of your doctor to keep your BP in check. Hope that helps!
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A 37-year-old male asked:

Can high blood pressure cause you to have a seizure?

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Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 18 years experience
Yes, rarely: It is called hypertensive encephalopathy. Symptoms include headache, restlessness, nausea, disturbances of consciousness, seizures, retinal hemorrhage and papilledema. Images of the brain can see sometimes see edema associated with specific neurological symptoms. The condition is treated with medications that decrease blood pressure.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can soda cause high blood pressure?

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Dr. W. james Chon
Nephrology and Dialysis 26 years experience
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 blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What can cause high blood pressure?

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 15 years experience
Different causes: Many factors contribute to this: Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant Stimulants (Caffeine) Stress Genetics and enviornmental factors
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the most common causes of high blood pressure?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Several things: Essential HTN is most common cause.This refers to basically a combination of family tendency an such things as weight gain, high salt intake. Smoking & alcohol contribute to high blood pressure, as can diabetes.Less common are secondary causes such as from renal disease, hyperaldosteronism, pheochromocytoma and so on. Basic evaluation should include labs, urinalysis and ecg.Rx w/diet, exercise, meds.
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