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Can High Blood Pressure Affect Your Eyes
Unlikely: The vessels of the eye generally are not affected by ordinary levels of high blood pressure. If the systolic approaches 200 and the diastolic gets over 160 - very dangerous levels - then there could be bleeding in the retina or fluid leaks which can alter vision. Levels this high can lead to strokes in the brain that can also affect vision. ...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
Yes: & so can other conditions: smoking, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol (can narrow arteries to penis), medications (bp meds, antidepressants to name a couple). If not already seeing doc about bp, make appt to get it under control. There are BP meds that do not affect erections. Can also prescribe meds to enhance erections, if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not typically!: If the blood pressure really goes high, where it starts causing damage, then there might be black spots that are fixed, but not floating! one may have much fluctuations in vision from high glucose and of coarse in very advanced stages both the high pressures and sugars can cause bleeding in the eye which would be floaters! but that is typically after many years of neglect! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : Allergies will not raise a person's blood pressure. In contrast, a severe allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock can be associated with too low of a blood pressure. Some medications used to treat allergies like decongestant tablets may have an effect of raising blood pressure in some people. ...Read more
Requires both muscle: to work harder to drive blood forward & ?es valve leaflet loads to block reverse blood flow. Heart muscle requires more blood flow for more work (more susceptible to damage of artery Ds), muscle gets thicker/stronger but also stiffer (no longer allows blood return from veins at low pressure) over time. Both lead to ?ed heart attack rates, enlargement, congestive failure, atrial fibrillation, etc. ...Read more
Varies: Often unchanged, sometimes hypertension temporarily worsens for the 1st 1-2 weeks at altitude and then returns to normal. We guess this is related to stress hormones or unknown cause and more often in those with unstable pressure to begin with. In rare situations, it may drop. Stay on your medicine, cautious with salt,, & get seen if headache, chest pain, short of breath, or concerns beyond that. ...Read more
Generally No: Hypertension mainly affects the blood vessels in the back of the eye in the retina. Occasionally with extreme and rapid increases in blood pressure, a small vessel can rupture in the conjunctiva over the white part of the eye (sclera) causing a dramatic red spot. Best to be checked soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SHOULDN'T: A high inr (protime) is usually due to an excess of Coumadin (warfarin) relative to vitamin k intake. The 'clotting system' of proteins (produced by the liver) has no affect on blood pressure (BP) , generally. BP is influenced by other factors: salt intake, lack of exercise, stress, pain ... ...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 is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
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