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Can high blood pressure cause pulmonary edema?

Can high blood pressure cause pulmonary edema?

Absolutely: By stressing the heart, high blood pressure can cause blood to not be pumped properly (against the high pressure) and thus accumulate in the lungs, which is pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Could low blood pressure cause venous stasis?

Could low blood pressure cause venous stasis?

No: venous stasis, usually referring to blood pooling in the veins of the legs is due to incompetent leaking valves in the vein there. The pooling blood leads to increased pressur in the veins of the lower legs, which can cause injury to the skin in the lower legs. ...Read more

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How can high blood pressure cause pulmonary edema?

How can high blood pressure cause pulmonary edema?

Cause...: High blood pressure forces the heart to work harder to circulate the blood to all organs and tissues. In turn, the heart muscle can then fail to circulate the blood adequately, thus leaving an excess of fluid in the lungs that the heart simply cannot circulate out of the lungs. This extra fluid in the lungs is pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Untreated-low BP: When the adrenal glands don't work, blood pressure can be low if someone is not yet diagnosed or under-treated for the condition. An addisonian crisis can cause blood pressures to plummet leading to shock. ...Read more

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Can ulcers cause low blood pressure?

Can ulcers cause low blood pressure?

Ulcers and BP: An ulcer that is bleeding can certainly lower blood pressure. This clinical situation, of course, is an emergency. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause nosebleeds?

High likelyhood: Many patients present to the er with nosebleeds only to find out they have had undiagnosed high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause pulmonary hypertension without the pulmonary vessels constricting?

Can high blood pressure cause pulmonary hypertension without the pulmonary vessels constricting?

PULMONARY PRESSURES: Hypertension can cause a myriad of problems ranging from systemic to isolated organ damage (eyes, kidneys). Pulmonary hypertension is "high pulmonary vascular pressures" typically due to a filling issue upon return to the heart (obstruction) or an intrinsic problem of the tissue of the lung itself (stiffness). High blood pressure can worsen pulmonary hypertension but it does not cause it, per se ...Read more

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Can uncontrolled high blood pressure cause blackouts?

Get evaluated soon: Yes, uncontrolled hypertension can cause several concerning symptoms. If blackouts are occurring, medical attention is needed asap. The risk for stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection are all emergencies that can be provoked by very high bp. There are excellent meds to lower bp, both in the acute phase in the hospital and as a routine outpatient med. Please get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure cause dizziness?

Can low blood pressure cause dizziness?

Yes: Especially in upright position. The low BP may decrease perfusion and oxygenation of the brain ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause high blood pressure?

Can prednisone cause high blood pressure?

It can: Prednisone is an oral corticosteroid and is associated with increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma) and generalized rise in blood pressure as well. This may, at least partially, be due to fluid retention and increased blood volume. Steroids given by other routes--inhaled/topical/injection--do not seem to have this side effect. Blood pressure should be monitored carefully when taking prednisone. ...Read more

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Would pulmonary hypertension cause high blood pressure?

Would pulmonary hypertension cause high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Usually when there is pulmonary hypertension of significance, there is normal or decreased systemic blood pressure. Sometimes in the early phase of pulmonary hypertension there can be systemic hypertension but not when right heart dysfunction results from the elevated pulmonary resistance ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause high blood pressure?

Quite the opposite: Low cortisol level as its usually the case in ai, generally leads to low or low normal bp, not the contrary. If hypertension takes place in the presence of ai (and new in onset), then this may be an ominous sign as it may imply a cerebral (brain) insult either due to hypoglycemia or brain ischemia due to poor vascular perfusion. Please discuss this with your physician in a timely manner. ...Read more

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How can hypertension/high blood pressure cause bradycardia?

How can  hypertension/high blood pressure cause bradycardia?

Several mechanisms : Hypertension (HTN) can resulting in ischemia and abnormality of the conduction system of the heart which may slow heart rate. After a head injury HTN and a slow heart rate are signs that there may be increase in intra-cranial pressure. There is also a phenomena where correcting a slow heart rate might resolve HTN see link below. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7457024 edit. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis cause high blood pressure?

Can costochondritis cause high blood pressure?

Costochonditis : Yes if the pain is severe enough. Typically it should not. Does your blood pressure normalize when you have no pain? If not you should have your BP evaluated. Also are you sure your pain is only from costochondritis? ...Read more

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Could leg veins cause low blood pressure?

Could leg veins cause low blood pressure?

VV AND BP: Varicose veins and leg veins, in general, have no relationship to low blood pressure. Low blood pressure is a result of other factors. ...Read more

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Could low blood pressure cause bad circulation?

Could low blood pressure cause bad circulation?

It can...: But it's not that simple. The body 'autoregulates.' if your BP drops, the body can compensate....To a point. The question is, how old is the patient, and are they symptomatic? ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause pulmonary edema?

Absolutely: By stressing the heart, high blood pressure can cause blood to not be pumped properly (against the high pressure) and thus accumulate in the lungs, which is pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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How can high blood pressure cause pulmonary edema?

Cause...: High blood pressure forces the heart to work harder to circulate the blood to all organs and tissues. In turn, the heart muscle can then fail to circulate the blood adequately, thus leaving an excess of fluid in the lungs that the heart simply cannot circulate out of the lungs. This extra fluid in the lungs is pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Sudden swelling in ankles and feet causes? Can high blood pressure cause this?

Sudden swelling in ankles and feet causes?  Can high blood pressure cause this?

Yes: Having high blood pressure can be associated with increased sensitivity to salt. Even very small changes in your salt intake can lead to increased edema. Alternatively, some blood pressure medications can cause swelling (norvasc) or there could be a problem with your veins in the legs or your heart causing the swelling. Anytime you have sudden changes in swelling you should be checked. ...Read more

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I am takng azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) 5/20 for blood pressure. I have taken it for about 3 years with no problems. Now, i see my ankles swelling is azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) the cause?

I am takng azor (amlodipine and olmesartan)  5/20 for blood pressure. I have taken it for about 3 years with no problems. Now, i see my ankles swelling  is azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) the cause?

Edema and Azor (amlodipine and olmesartan): Azor (amlodipine and olmesartan) (az) has two medicines, amlodipine (a) and olmesartan (o). A is known to cause some fluid swelling which is made less severe by the o. The fact that you know have swelling, after being on az for 3 years without it, may indicate that you have a new problem that is causing your edema. Speak to your physician about it and she if you both can find an answer to your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden stroke/seizure symptoms with sudden onset of cardiac edema, low blood pressure and chest pressure in a non epileptic geriatric?

What can cause sudden stroke/seizure symptoms with sudden onset of cardiac edema, low blood pressure and chest pressure in a non epileptic geriatric?

Stroke heart attack: Stroke is a lack of blood flow to an area in the brain, in can be due to a rupture of blood vessel, a clot or a weak blood flow like in low blood pressure, one of the symptoms of stroke can be a seizure, a heart attack can cause chest pressure low blood pressure and edema and subsequently predispose to an stroke due to lack of enough blood flow to the brain. Seizure can happen in non epileptics. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

Which blood pressure meds cause e.D.?

BP meds & ED: First of all, high bp, especially high systolic bp, is not good for your erectile function. If you are older, this is especially so. Diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide and spironolatone as well as beta-blockers such as atenolol can cause erection problems. There are some BP meds that may help you with erectile function, including arbs such as losartan and Alpha blockers such as doxazosin. ...Read more

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What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

What blood pressure med is least likely to cause e.D.?

Depends on you: An erection relies on blood flow and pressure, thus all blood pressure medications can in theory cause ed.However, the beta blocker family has been the most notorious for causing these issues, but it is also one of the classes of pressure medications which contributes to the health of the heart. Even within the class, there are variations. Talk to your physician about your concerns to try options. ...Read more

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Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

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

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What causes irregular blood pressure readings?

What causes irregular blood pressure readings?

Normal: You have to determine if the cuff you are using is accurate. You will rarely get the same BP readings with an automated cuff. ...Read more

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Is seeing squiggly lines caused by blood pressure?

See doctor: Although extreme elevations in blood pressure could cause visual disturbance, ophthalmologic and neurologic evaluation is needed to determine the cause of visual disturbance. ...Read more

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What could cause wildly fluctuating blood pressure ?

Several reasons...: Anxiety, inadequate medication, withdrawl effects from certain medications such as Clonidine which may not be administered frequently enough to last 24 hours and excess salt intake are some of the causes. Rarely conditions such as pheochromocytoma (tumours secreting adrenaline) can cause fluctuating and episodic high blood pressure. ...Read more

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My blood pressure goes to 8.8/5.5 or 9/6. What can cause this?

My blood pressure goes to 8.8/5.5 or 9/6. What can cause this?

Normal: I suppose you mean BP 88/55 and 90/60? Those are good numbers and normal. Normal BP is between 90/60 to 129/89. Your BP is on the lower border of normal which is fine as long as you'r not lightheaded or unusually weak. People who are physically fit may have lower BP when resting. BP normal fluctuates through out the day, will go up if you walk around for a few minutes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the lower number of blood pressure to go up?

What are the causes of the lower number of blood pressure to go up?

Hypertension: Elevation of either number suggests hypertension (high blood pressure). It is not unusual for the upper (systolic) or lower (diastolic) to go up disproportionately. Often younger people have high diastolic, and older people high systolic. Both are dangerous but systolic is worse. If values are above 140/90 that indicates stage 1 hypertension. Let me know if i can help further. ...Read more

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What causes you dia on your blood pressure to be slighty high mine is staying around 86?

What causes you dia on your blood pressure to be slighty high mine is staying around 86?

High diastolic BP: At your age, it should not be that much unless you have a very sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol of high salt intake and a family history. Smoking and certain street drugs also raise your blood pressure. If it is accompanied by a high systolic bp, you need to consult a physician for proper evaluation and treatments. Sometimes, regular exercise may be enough to lower your blood pressure to norm. ...Read more

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What causes hihh blood pressure?

Several causes: Most prominent being genetics. If your family has/had high bp, odds are you will too. Obesity contributes. Added salt can impact some people's bp. Stress/anxiety and caffeine/stimulants can raise bp. See your dr if BP >135/>85. ...Read more

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What causes unstable blood pressure?

What causes unstable blood pressure?

Difficult question: Blood pressure is not "unstable." it is a physiologic response to a multitude of factors. Blood pressure that varies "wildly" may indicate disorders associated with neurohormonal dysregulation and may be investigated with blood chemistry and noninvasive testing. Often the cause is anxiety and / or the medications (including alcohol) we take. ...Read more

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What causes a rise in blood pressure?

What causes a rise in blood pressure?

Many things . . .: There are many ways to increase blood pressure (BP) such as stress & anxiety. Excess salt in one's diet can do so, too. Common over-the-counter medications such as decongestants can also increase one's BP. Smoking can temporarily increase BP while putting you at risk for many other issues. Obesity & lack of exercise don't help either. In fact, losing weight via exercise can decrease BP naturally. ...Read more

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Is 138/85 blood pressure cause stroke ?

No: No, that is not a blood pressure that would be worrisome for stroke. It is not perfect, but no stroke risk from that. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more