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Can A Headache Cause 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 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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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?
Can my high blood pressure cause headaches daily, pain in the back of head and behind ears? And cause odd feelings of pain in my body?
My 68yr old father has severe headaches, high blood pressure and is now vomiting. Pain meds from dr not helping. It's now 2 weeks. Probable cause?
What might cause the following symptoms: headaches, high blood pressure, flank pain, and excessive thirst.?
What can cause a fast heart rate, high blood pressure especially diastolic, nervousness and headaches? On bp, depression and anxiety meds.
Gnc vita pack: Not known. No adequate data on its effect on bp. Read more
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
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
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