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Are low blood pressure and complex migraines related?

Are low blood pressure and complex migraines related?

Not often but: People with complex migraines headaches might have low blood pressure - but could also have high or normal blood pressure. If your blood pressure is especially low it may eliminate 2 classes of drugs (calcium channel blockers and beta blockers) from your preventive arsenal, and that may be why your doctors care about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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Blood pressure is low, 82/60, what are some causes of low blood pressure?

Blood pressure is low, 82/60, what are some causes of low blood pressure?

Low Blood Pressure: Low blood pressure (BP) may be normal for an individual who is thin, has a very low salt intake, inadequate fluid intake, developed an irregular heart rhythm or other heart problem. Athletes often have low heart rates and low BP due to their extreme fitness. Dysautonomia (dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system) can cause low BP - treated with support hose, postural maneuvers and medicines. ...Read more

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In what ways are high blood pressure and anxiety related?

In what ways are high blood pressure and anxiety related?

Anxiety may lead to: Hypertension by constricting blood vessels near the surface of the body as part of the fight/flight response. If this emergency response is set off too often or stays on too long, blood pressure may become persistently elevated. Skin temperature biofeedback is an effective treatment. Check www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org for biofeedback professionals & more information.. ...Read more

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Are high blood pressure and kidney disease related?

Are high blood pressure and kidney disease related?

Yes: Untreated high blood pressure may cause kidney disease and vice versa some kidney diseases could cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low potassium, high blood pressure and palpitations?

What are the causes of low potassium, high blood pressure and palpitations?

Suspect hyperaldo: High blood pressure with low blood potassium levels brings the potential diagnosis of elevated aldosterone level (hyperaldosteronism) as a possibility. There may be other reasons- for example if you are taking a BP medication that may cause low potassium levels but your BP is still elevated. This finding requires a proper medical evaluation and lab analysis. ...Read more

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On high blood pressure, are there other foods that can cause blood pressure spikes like starches or grains?

On high blood pressure, are there other foods that can cause blood pressure spikes like starches or grains?

Salt: Salt does cause fluid retention and therefore increases blood pressure. Very low blood sugar can cause release of adrenaline which raises blood pressure, other than that, I do not know of any interaction with particular foods. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with low and high blood pressure?

What risks are associated with low and high blood pressure?

Different: Low: dizziness, loss of consciousness, organ shut down, eg acute kidney failure, death. High: none in the short run unless extremely high. In the long run: stroke, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney failure, heart attack, aortic aneurysm, death. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia cause high blood pressure and cluster headaches?

Does fibromyalgia cause high blood pressure and cluster headaches?

Not necessarily: The entire spectrum of the condition known as fibromyalgia has not been fully determined, but these are not generally considered part of it. Go and be evaluated by an internist or family practitioner. ...Read more

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Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Not likely: Severe vitamin d deficiency may cause muscle weakness but is not likely to cause dizziness. Vitamin d may protect somewhat against high blood pressure but deficiency is not expected to cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Are blood pressure and mastectomy related?

Are blood pressure and mastectomy related?

No: The two have no relation. Many people who have had mastectomy may also have lymph nodes removed in the armpit. This may impede the flow of fluid from the arm back to the body. These people are often suggested to avoid trauma, finger sticks for blood work and blood pressure cuffs as that can increase the problem and cause lymphedema. That is the only connection. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is higher and headaches?

Blood pressure is higher and headaches?

Headaches and HBP: sy or may not be related. If u have headaches when BP is high and not when it is not them I suggest they are related in you. ...Read more

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Are high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and diabetes all related?

Are high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and diabetes all related?

Yes but not directly: All three are tied to dietary changes and can be reversed with improved weight loss and increased exercise. Diet and exercise might still not be enough and medications might be needed. You should talk with your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have high levels of neutrophils and low lymphocytes bone aches high blood pressure kidney stones and daily migraines? What could be wrong

I have high levels of neutrophils and low lymphocytes bone aches high blood pressure kidney stones and daily migraines? What could be wrong

Plan for each: You have a variety of symptoms, some of which may be related ... others not. I don't think there is one diagnosis that explains all of your symptoms. You need to work closely with a doctor you have confidence in to diagnose and properly treat all of these. Don't get discouraged .... wonder about smoking with the high neutrophils. If so, this is a good place to start. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low

Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low

No immediate risk: They are not dangerous in themselves and there is no immediate cause for worry. On the other hand, living with chronic anxiety over many years will take a toll, physically and emotionally. See a mental health professional and get treatment. Panic attacks reflect underlying emotional issues. Psychotherapy will help you understand and overcome them. Get some help- you don't have to live with anxiety. ...Read more

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Headache for 6 weeks. blood pressure is higher than normal. Red blood cells small low in vitamin b12 and vitamin D. what could cause these symptoms?

Headache for 6 weeks. blood pressure is higher than normal. Red blood cells small low in vitamin b12 and vitamin D. what could cause these symptoms?

Consultation advised: The abnormalities are likely not all related to your headaches. Unfortunately this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosing illness. You would be best served with an INBOX TEXT CONSULTATION at Health Tap. You would need to upload results of any tests, if available, as well as your medical history. You would NEED TO MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE for 24 hours to reply to any questions from the physician. ...Read more

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What physical symptoms of high blood pressure and diabetics are there?

See below: High BP usually no symptoms. If BP is very high then you may have headaches or blurry vision. High BP can cause strokes and heart attacks. Diabetes can also be asymptomatic. Early symptoms include increased thirst, increased urination, and fatigue. Possibly weight loss. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure and brain tumours have the same symptoms?

Can high blood pressure and brain tumours have the same symptoms?

High blood pressure: High blood pressure is usually asymptomatic, but so are brain tumors often. When a brain tumor presents with symptoms, it would usually be headache or neurologic change. High blood pressure would usually present with a stroke or tia, these can be similar symptoms to a brain tumor but generally are distinct. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low blood pressure is 90s and 60s no are include in low BP?

What are the causes of low blood pressure is 90s and 60s no are include in low BP?

Blood pressure: Decreased intravascular volume and decrease systemic vascular resistance, the blood pressure can also be low because of small stroke volume and low cardiac output. Some people have low blood pressure as their normal. ...Read more

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I know potassium can lower blood pressure but can a symptom of low potassium be low blood pressure. Conflicting info on net?

I know potassium can lower blood pressure but can a symptom of low potassium be low blood pressure. Conflicting info on net?

Ignore this stuff: This is pop medicine. If your potassium is running low, it may be important to find why, especially if it is well below the reference range. Once low potassium is found, talk of symptoms is moot. And "low blood pressure" in someone who is not obviously sick is never a real problem. A good relationship with a primary care physician is something you deserve. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are high potassium levels related to chest pain, headaches?

See MD: If you are having new chest pain, especially with your blood pressure and tachycardia you need to go to the doctor right now! abnormal potassium can cause heart beat irregularities which can lead to chest pain. ...Read more

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Are low blood pressure and complex migraines related?

Not often but: People with complex migraines headaches might have low blood pressure - but could also have high or normal blood pressure. If your blood pressure is especially low it may eliminate 2 classes of drugs (calcium channel blockers and beta blockers) from your preventive arsenal, and that may be why your doctors care about it. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure associated with migraines at all? I do know that BP rises with my migraines

Is low blood pressure associated with migraines at all? I do know that BP rises with my migraines

If anything, your: experience is atypical. The relationship between blood pressure and migraine is controversial. Change in blood pressure is not predictable among those experiencing migraine; the most common report is what you suggest, that, especially diastolic, blood pressure falls during a migraine. In general, high blood pressure is associated with a greater likelihood of headache, but not migraine specifically ...Read more

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I was prescribed 120 mg of verapamil for migraine prevention. I have low blood pressure. Average 95/60. I'm afraid to try verapamil. Should i be?

I was prescribed 120 mg of verapamil for migraine prevention. I have low blood pressure. Average 95/60. I'm afraid to try verapamil. Should i be?

Verapamil: This is a calcium channel blocker. A short acting but powerful hypotensive agent. It would be risky for a normotensive person to take this drug without medical supervision as it could cause lowering of the BP to a level that you could faint (pass out). Better meds are on the market. ...Read more

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Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Been having low blood pressure and seeing white dots all the time should I go to a&e?

Low BP?: what are your numbers? Have you fainted? Are you on mediciation? Have you had ambulatory BP monitoring> Get amedicalexam and evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I stop low blood pressure?

How do I stop low blood pressure?

See your doctor: Low blood pressure is not always abnormal -- but if you are not feeling well, you best see your doctor for more evaluation -. ...Read more

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What can cause low blood pressure?

What can cause low blood pressure?

Varies: Several possibilities, but here are some: dehydration, esp in the summer when we can loose more water than we realize. Medications (lots-best to talk with your doctor). Infections, mainly serious ones. Heart problems. Endocrine problems. Kidney problems. More. For some people a lower BP is normal.Because the list is long and complex, i'd encourage you to have a eval & discussion w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What does low blood pressure mean?

Low blood pressure: It depends. In an athlete, it can be completely normal. In a 70yo, it may either be excessive high blood pressure medication, or heart trouble. Cardiogenic, septic, and neurogenic shock, as well as a vasovagal response can all cause low blood pressure. You also need to look at the heart rate. Taking too much of a beta blocker can cause low BP and low hr. Athletes will have the same. ...Read more

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How to deal with low blood pressure?

How low?: The best thing will be to see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do about low blood pressure?

I generally: tell my patients that unless the "Low blood pressure" is SYMPTOMATIC you are at advantage in terms of heart disease and future stroke etc. If symptomatic the exact reason for the low blood pressure should be evaluated! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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When is low blood pressure dangerous?

When is low blood pressure dangerous?

Depends: BP varies from person to person and even hour to hour. However if it drops too rapidly, it signals something being wrong with your cardiovascular system. When the pressure drops rapidly or gets low enough, there may not be enough blood going into the organs especially the brain. The end result may be fainting, shock, and even death. ...Read more

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How can you treat low blood pressure?

BP: Thorough medical workup will help determine the cause & treating that is the answer. ...Read more

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How can I treat my low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Speak with your doctor to see whether your blood pressure is a concern and what to do about it, if the doctor says treatment is needed. ...Read more

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How does low blood pressure affect you?

How does low blood pressure affect you?

How low can you go?: Is not just about limbo, it can also be about your blood pressure. If your top number is 90 or less, the key is how do you feel? Dizzy, lightheaded [especially when you sit up or stand up], heart running fast, even passing out .... Not good. Talk with your doc! on the other hand, some people - especially athletes or yogis - feel fine & it's a sign of how healthy, body& mind, they are. ...Read more

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How does low blood pressure affect you?

How does low blood pressure affect you?

Variable: Low blood pressure, or hypotension, can affect people in various ways. Symptoms may include dizziness, visual disturbances, passing out or even just weakness and fatigue. ...Read more

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What can cause such low blood pressure?

What can cause such low blood pressure?

Many causes: Need full work up. Low BP can be autonomic nervous dysfunction such as vasodepressor syndrome, vasovagal, heart block, adrenal gland abnormalities, thyroid dysfunction, medications etc. ...Read more

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How can someone cure low blood pressure?

How can someone cure low blood pressure?

Increase fluids: Oftentimes low blood pressure is benign and can a sign of poor fluid intake. Also, it can occur with anemia, thyroid disease and addison's disease. If the symptoms are problematic, you should see your doctor to be evaluated for these possible conditions as well as hypoglycemia, which could mimic low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more