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Blood Pressure And Tinnitus
Should i be concerned about a couple days of dizziness upon standing, followed by low blood pressure and pulsatile tinnitus that is still happening?
Yes: Is the dizziness vertigo(spinning) or is it light-headedness? The latter is probably related to low blood pressure. Pulsatile tinnitus is usually the result of awareness of the carotid artery beating next to the cochlea (inner ear). Rarely pulsatile tinnitus may be related to more serious intracranial problems. See your pmd, ENT or neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I get constant pulsatile tinnitus. Should I be concerned? My blood pressure is normal. I am 44 and in good health overall. Thanks.
What can cause lightheadedness? I have IIH and pulsatile tinnitus. I have normal bloods, normal blood pressure, normal weight, no medication.
Probably IIH but---: The possibility of lightheadedness in YOUR case due to the IIH itself is quite high in my opinion. Still it could be related to other things such as the medication you're taking, any one of which can cause that sort of situation. You could be mildly hypoglycemic, or it could be something viral...you know that's going around these days! LOL....See your doctor for a good checkup and proper Dx. ...Read more
I don't have a balance. I have tinnitus and vertigo. Headness to the right. Fluctuating blood pressure 144/180 or 57/30, heart is fine the doctor said?
Question cant be ans: I have a feeling you have just made a question, which does not make any sence.I am sorry but your question can not be answered .Bp can not be 144/180 and 57/30 for no reason. Who checked your blood pressure, if you did it yourself with a digital machine, it may need calibration, but it can still not show 144/180, may be 180/144.If that is the case go to nearest er and get checked as it can be serious. ...Read more
I currently am using losartan; nifedipine, simvastatin, allopurinol and atenolol for blood pressure and gout relief. I am suffering from tinnitus ?
Somewhat complicated: While none of the blood pressure pills you mentioned are commonly known to cause tinnitus, transient low blood pressures (which could be possible if one does not closely follow blood pressures on multiple medications) can can cause tinnitus. Allopurinol is suspected of causing tinnitus in some users. See your doctor to discuss, f it is associated with dizziness there could be other considerations. ...Read more
High blood pressure: High blood pressure, or hypertension, is most commonly idiopathic (no good reason). Obesity, family history, excessive salt intake, stress and kidney problems can be contributors. Recommendations for normal blood pressure get lower all the time - see your doctor for advice on what might be normal for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...Read more
Multiple causes: There are many causes of high BP. Aging and hardening of arteries are the most common causes. Very few have cure. The treatments can be directed to the specific causes, if known. However, essential hypertension is one when the cause is unknown. Most high BP can be controlled but not cured by behavioral treatment, lifestyle modification, diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. ...Read more
Genes,aldosterone,: From 15-35% of hypertension results from secondary causes (excess hormones, abnormal blood vessels). This is more likely to be the case in a young person, especially if no family history of high blood pressure. If your BP is verified as high, secondary causes should be evaluated, and if ruled out, treated with lifestyle changes and if necessary, medicines. ...Read more
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