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What are high blood pressure symptoms?

What are high blood pressure symptoms?

Varies - Often None: High blood pressure or hypertension is without symptoms in the majority of patients. One may have dull headaches, shortness of breath, dizzy spells, or more occasional nose bleeds. The major casualty of hypertension results from the longstanding effects of hypertension on the heart, blood vessels, and kidneys, this more likely when blood pressure is very uncontrolled (>180/120 vs 135/85). ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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


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How does support stocking help impre low blood pressure symptoms during exercise?

How does support stocking help impre low blood pressure symptoms during exercise?

Support hose: Support hose improve return of blood from the leg veins to the central circulation and can help improve blood pressure. There is also a possible mild improvement in the blood pressure from the mild general vascular compression in the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure symptoms due to POTS. On fludrocortisone, how much salt in grams can I safely take to feel better? 5g? Or more?

Low blood pressure symptoms due to POTS. On fludrocortisone, how much salt in grams can I safely take to feel better? 5g? Or more?

Fludrocortisone: Some patients with orthostatic hypotension take up to 20 gms of salt daily to prevent low bp with no problems as long as there is no heart, liver, or kidney disorder. Since you're taking fludrocortisone you may not require that much. Your physician can advise you best. ...Read more

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My grandma, Is having a very low blood pressure. Symptoms: Sweating. Readings below... Sys. 106 mmHg, DIA. 67 mmHg Pulse/min 87. what should I do?

My grandma, Is having a very low blood pressure. Symptoms: Sweating. Readings below... Sys. 106 mmHg, DIA. 67 mmHg Pulse/min 87. what should I do?

Dehydration: She maybe dehydrated. Ask her to drink more water. 6-8 glasses a day and avoid BP meds. If symptoms persist please have her see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why I feel high blood pressure symptoms like headaches when my BP is just a little high?

Why I feel high blood pressure symptoms like headaches when my BP is just a little high?

Headache came first?: Mildly elevated BP is not typically associated with headaches. It is a "silent killer." it may be that you have headaches and therefore a slight rise in bp. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure symptoms and treatment useful?

Depends: For some people, such as an athlete, "low" blood pressure is normal. A blood pressure is considered too low if it can't support normal body functions. Low blood pressure may result in dizzyness, lethargy, confusion, nausea, cold sweats, passing out. Treatment is necessary if symptoms are present. Might be as simple as changing your diet, drinking more water or taking medications. See an md! ...Read more

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Can a person have normal sodium level but still have all low blood pressure symptoms?

Can a person have normal sodium level but still have all low blood pressure symptoms?

Low BP: Sodium is not the only thing that plays a role in regulating the blood pressure, the process is more complex than that, if your blood pressure is low and you are having symptoms, like dizziness, passing out and etc you should talk to your provider. Otherwise if you are athletic and exercise your blood pressure would be lower than other people and that's ok. ...Read more

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I have good heart condition but low blood pressure with symptoms, is it possible?

Yes: It is possible you have low intravascular volume. Suggest you see your primary doctor to evaluate for endocrine disorder, dehydration, blood loss and lack of nutrients in your diet. ...Read more

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Can lack of exercise and high blood pressure produce symptoms similar to attention deficit disorder?

Can lack of exercise and high blood pressure produce symptoms similar to attention deficit disorder?

HTN/ADHD: Indirectly, if BP is not under control & u r not getting enough rest & sleep & activity, it can affect your focusing & attention. ...Read more

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How long can a male live with an fev of 27, chf, and a non ischemic cardiomyopathy? I also have semi-controlled high blood pressure, stroke symptoms

How long can a male live with an fev of 27, chf, and a non ischemic cardiomyopathy? I also have semi-controlled high blood pressure, stroke symptoms

CHF: Your combination of ingredients is serious. I presume you are under the care of a cardiologist and following his/her program carefully. Diet, exercise and a group of medications together have the potential for maximizing your quantity and quality of life. No one without more knowledge of your status can give you a good prediction of longevity. ...Read more

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I have water retention, take hydrochlorothiazide 25mg have low blood pressure with symptoms, its a vicious cycle, what is my best option of treatment?

I have water retention, take hydrochlorothiazide 25mg have low blood pressure with symptoms, its a vicious cycle, what is my best option of treatment?

Dose adjustment: Fine tune dose adjustment (your dr will do it) or a switch to different preparation/brand/ drug/combination will probably help. Tell your dr. ...Read more

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Consistent high blood pressure but no symptoms. What to do?

Check up: If your blood pressure is high, you need to see doctor to work up for the reasons and have treatment. The earlier to control your blood pressure, the better outcome will be. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

Dubious idea: This is a "pop" diagnosis especially in parts of europe, and some physicians believe in it; it's used to explain a variety of symptoms (including folks I suspect are somatizing / just unhappy); it's not mainstream, and if somebody's symptomatic, i'd look for some other cause. The healthy heart keeps pressure just adequate to perfuse the body; "low" shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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I have very low blood pressure with very annoying symptoms. How do I get my blood pressure to a normal range?

Blood pressure: Increase salt and fluid intake, wear support panty hose and get your doctor involved, if those things don't help there are medications that can be tried. ...Read more

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Why would Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) lower my blood pressure? Yes I have symptoms of low BP not high. Foggy, tight chest, light headed, cold. Only 35 mg.

Why would Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) lower my blood pressure? Yes I have symptoms of low BP not high. Foggy, tight chest, light headed, cold. Only 35 mg.

Not from low BP: Your symptoms can be directly from the medicine itself, not mediated by low bp. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) doesn't lower bp. If your BP is low, it's because you're healthy. That's generally a good thing. But you may be having intolerable side effects nonetheless. ...Read more

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Trouble sleeping, weakness, tired all the time, leg aches, no energy, weight gain, and low blood pressure. I've had symptoms for months. What?

Symptoms: Several possibilities from physiological to psychological. First need complete workup by your primary care physician to rule out physical causes. ...Read more

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For high blood pressure and other symptoms of preeclampsia, what can I do to prolong the pregnancy?

High blood pressure: For high blood pressure anything that you can do to lower your blood pressure will help. Things such as lying in bed, relaxing, remaining calm will help, in addition avoiding salty foods and those with caffeine will also help. The only treatment for preeclampsia is to deliver the baby before other symptoms develop. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of blood pressure to high or to low?

What's the symptoms of blood pressure to high or to low?

Depends on degree: Mild or moderate changes in blood pressure will usually not produce any symptoms. However, more significant (or sudden) changes in BP may produce symptoms. Low BP may produce dizziness, weakness or malaise, sometimes with blurry or spotty vision, shakiness or even nausea. Conversely, high BP may produce headache or pulsatilla pressure, sometimes with blurry vision or nausea. ...Read more

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How high does blood pressure have to be to cause symptoms and what would they be?

Very severe: When BP exceeds 200/120, it approaches a level considered to be a hypertensive urgency or emergency. The symptoms can be angina (chest discomfort), heart failure (shortness of breath), or encephalopathy (confusion and sometimes headache). But understand: headache is common and is infrequently associated with high blood pressure. ...Read more

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I just took two blood pressure pills by mistake. Should I be worried? I am not having any symptoms as yet.

I just took two blood pressure pills by mistake. Should I be worried? I am not having any symptoms as yet.

It depends: What was your blood pressure when you took the extra medication? The type and doseage of the medication you doubled up on may also make a difference. Call your doctor and check. If you are feeling weak, dizzy, or like you might pass out, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Is there any simptums to high blood pressure?

Is there any simptums to high blood pressure?

Symptoms HBP: 55 F asks: Is there any simptums to high blood pressure? ANS: almost never. This is the reason it is called the silent killer. Fist symptom may be drop dead, stroke, heart attach or needing to go on kidney dialysis.
Available for 2nd opinion now. ...Read more