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A 33-year-old female asked:

i have extremely high blood pressure?

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Dr. Paul Sucgang
Family Medicine 17 years experience
How high?: Depending on your pressure you may need to visit a primary doctor to get medications. You can have temporary elevations of blood pressure in times of stress and exercise. But if the blood pressure remains elevated during rest it could cause problems with your kidneys, eyes, etc. Please take your blood pressure and follow up with a primary if it's over 140/90. Good luck.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Extremely high blood pressure for years. What complications can this cause?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Cardiology 30 years experience
Many: High blood pressure is most commonly associated with higher likelihood of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and other vascular disease.
A 60-year-old female asked:

What would cause extremely high blood pressure without any other symptoms?

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Dr. Nathan Lilya
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Define extreme?: In your age group, the most common cause is benign (or essential) hypertension. This is high blood pressure without a known cause. That being said, heart conditions can contribute, arterial disease, stroke (you'd be having other symptoms), some hormonal imbalances, etc. You should be evaluated by your doctor, who can do some tests to find out what's going on. Good luck!
A 49-year-old member asked:

Could extremely high blood pressure cause seizures?

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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
Sleep Medicine 13 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!
Midlothian, IL
A 25-year-old male asked:

Everytime mom takes her blood pressure(at home) with left arm its extremely high but its relatively normal with her right. Is her arm too fat maybe?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
See a doctor: Some people have an arm that is higher than the other. See a doctor and let them check her.
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A cardiologist can help determine if you have "subclavian steal syndrome" as well
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A 69-year-old male asked:

My blood pressure was slightly high I used to take Atacant 16+ and Amlor 5, i was extremely stressed .I left my country and came to Canada , continued for a while to take both medecines , my pressure went down ,10.5/5.5 but most frequently 11.5/7.5?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Must be from Germany. Your BP is most likely 115/76 mm Hg unless the units are in Pascals. Dr the like to move the decimal point to the left making 115 be 11.5 maybe not as scary as 115? both of your pressures are healthy. Keep doing what u r doing. Be certain you have checked it on both arms as sometimes at your age there Is a difference as much as 50 mmHg higher one is correct usually.

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