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What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

Headaches: Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as: - when did it start? - how often do they happen? - are they getting more frequent or more painful? - how long do they last? - what does the headache feel like and can you point to it? - does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day? - what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache? - have you had any big life changes? - how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising? - are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much? Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Can high blood pressure cause extreme head ache?

Can high blood pressure cause extreme head ache?

Absolutely: Actually one of the most common causes for headache. If any other symptoms: blurred vision, nausea, chest pain and depending upon how high is the blood pressure I would suggest that you seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Odd Blood Pressures, 167/145, 171/150, then drops to 90/50. What type of medication? Emerg Room Dr said it was Labile Hypertension/headaches when High

Odd Blood Pressures, 167/145, 171/150, then drops to 90/50. What type of medication? Emerg Room Dr said it was Labile Hypertension/headaches when High

Merits an evaluation: Two of the pressures mentioned are clearly very high; the 3rd pressure is quite low. It merits a careful visit to ones doctor to attempt to clarify the reason for the marked fluctuation. A thorough history and exam with blood and urine testing should determine the cause of the marked pressure variations. ...Read more

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Which part of head aches in low or high blood pressure?

Which part of head aches in low or high blood pressure?

No specific: Part, but commonly "pressure" is fellt in the back of the skull or on the temples, sometimes g=behind the eys: but neither low nor high BP always causes any symptom. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and ran out of my meds been out 5days, I have a horriable headahce and my heart is slammin hard and I have no dr. Now what?

I have high blood pressure and ran out of my meds been out 5days, I have a horriable headahce and my heart is slammin hard and I have no dr. Now what?

Get BP checked now!: If you have a way to check your BP at home, do it now. If not, see your doctor, an urgent care, or go to the emergency room now. Your BP may be seriously high, and putting you at a high risk of a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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I been getting head ache every night for awhile I do have high blood pressure could that be it?

I been getting head ache every night for awhile I do have high blood pressure could that be it?

Yes: Yes, sometimes poorly controlled high blood pressure can lead to a headache. It would be a good idea to get your blood pressure checked and talk to your doctor if it is elevated. There are also many other causes of headaches, such as stress, infections, and eye strain. ...Read more

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I hardly ever get headaches, could it possible be caused by high blood pressure?

I hardly ever get headaches, could it possible be caused by high blood pressure?

Possibly: High blood pressure has been called the silent killer because oftentimes there are no symptoms. Headache can be seen with higher blood pressure usually present on waking in the morning and felt over the top of the head. Get your blood pressure checked either way, it's an easy thing to do. ...Read more

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What are some good OTC medications for headaches caused by high blood pressure if the patient is also taking high blood pressure medications?

What are some good OTC medications for headaches caused by high blood pressure if the patient is also taking high blood pressure medications?

Depends: It really depends on the root cause of the problem. If it is the medication, perhaps changing medication would help. If perhaps addressing the cause of the high blood pressure can help you reduce the dose. I have information on natural ways to lower blood pressure on my blog: drfairchild. Blogspot. Com ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

Lower BP: This headache is best treated with lower the BP into normal range. Otc painkiller may help temporary but are not the long term solution. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause headache? It's more like throbbing. It's cause & cold flashes that make me throw?

Does high blood pressure cause headache? It's more like throbbing. It's cause & cold flashes that make me throw?

Migraine: Your headache sounds like migraine, unilateral throbbing headache with vomiting. Do you have light and sound sensitivity? Best treatment is to go in pitch dark, avoid all eye and brain stimulation and if not contraindicated to use Motrin (bruising could be contraindication) and ice pack on head and neck. High BP can cause headache and severe headache can cause high bp. See MD if not better. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chronic headaches that come for some time then go away for weeks. Get dizzy spells. Have high blood pressure 155/95 HR 130s?

What could be the cause of chronic headaches that come for some time then go away for weeks. Get dizzy spells. Have high blood pressure 155/95 HR 130s?

Headaches: Are the headaches occurring when your blood pressure is elevated and your heart rate is rapid? Are these resting values? These symptoms and values warrant medical assessment. ...Read more

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What might cause the following symptoms: headaches, high blood pressure, flank pain, and excessive thirst.?

What might cause the following symptoms: headaches, high blood pressure, flank pain, and excessive thirst.?

Flank pain and thirs: Blood pressure can be a side effect of kidney disease and frequent urination as a cause of thirst might suggest adrenal gland problems as well. A medical specialist might be needed to test for these causes. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood pressure?

What can cause high blood pressure?

Different causes: Many factors contribute to this: Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant Stimulants (Caffeine) Stress Genetics and enviornmental factors ...Read more

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Are there medications that could cause high blood pressure?

Yes: Absolutely! There are multiple medicines that can raise blood pressure. Generally any medicine that has stimulant properties can cause your BP to go up. Rarely, albuterol can cause a transient rise in blood preessure. Are you taking anything else? ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more