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Can High Blood Pressure Cause Eye Pain
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
Mostly few: High blood pressure of the ordinary elevation will not change anything that you might notice in your eyes. If the blood pressure is staggeringly high - a diastolic over 160 for instance, the vision might fade. Most of the changes related to elevated BP can be seen in the eye by your ophthalmologist. A complication of too high pressure is strokes and these can cause many eye problems. ...Read more
Have had a red blood shot right eye for 4 days now. I have high blood pressure. Is there some things that can cause this?
Yes, of course: See your ophthalmologist. A quick look will reveal the diagnosis. There are many possibilities ranging from a broken blood vessel, to an irritated eye, to a vascular malformation inside the skull. ...Read more
Depends upon: What you mean by head problems. High blood pressure, not controlled, can cause headaches, blindness, and even strokes and death. Is that enough problems to stimulate you to take better control of your blood pressure? By the way, hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can increase your risks of diabetes and cholesterol abnormalities. There are other better blood pressure medications available. ...Read more
What could be the cause of pain at the base of your skull in back of head? Age 61. High blood pressure medication. Male, active, otherwise healthy,
Many possibilities: I would not try to make the diagnosis yourself. You need to see a physican and tell your story. They may then order labs and other tests to define the problkem. ...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 more
Blood in eye HBP: You likely have the most severe form of HBP called malignant HTN. You need to get it under control now! . I specialize in this and am happy to get you to goal in only a few days to weeks depending on what meds you are on and how much salt you eat. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Depending on the nature of the spots (are they blood spots or inflammation causing the blood vessels to be more apparent) it is less likely related to blood pressure. If the blood spots are in the retina in the back of the eye, however, there is a higher risk. See an eye doctor for a dilated examination, and have your blood pressure checked as well. ...Read more
Needs monitoring: Elevation of [intraocular]eye pressure to the low 20's is a warning sign that the biomechanics of the eye are having some trouble: not that the eye is imminently going blind. So there is time to monitor the structure and function of the microscopic sized parts of the eye that support vision, and plan the best way to preserve the vision you have. If you have lost vision, then there is urgency. ...Read more
What happens if I have slight blurriness from high blood pressure in my left eye, can that be reversed if treated?
No: Prominent conjunctival blood vessels increasing with age is primarily due to the thinning of connective tissues under the conjunctiva called tenon's capsule. This is why baby's eyes appears so white because of A very thick tenon's capsule. Furthermore, blood vessels tend to dilate more with irritation, whether from dryness, environmental exposures, UV, allergies and inflammation/infections. ...Read more
Sort of: The eye is vascularized and some of the effects of elevated blood pressure elsewhere in the body can occur in eye vessels. Some consider glaucoma to be a sort of "high blood pressure" of the eyes but they are different items. If you lower the systemic blood pressure, the pressure in the eye vessels will correspondingly drop. ...Read more
But not red eyes: Avoiding salt has no effect on your eyes. ...Read more
My boyfriends left eye is always red. Could it be high blood pressure. His right eye is normal. What could this be?
Many possibilities: There are many potential causes of a red eye. I would recommend your boyfriend see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
No drops until exam: I would not reccomend any eye drops until a complete ophthalmologic exam is performed. There are many reasons why one may have a red eye. 1. Allergy, 2. Infection, 3. Iritis, 4. Episcleritis, 5. Sub-conjunctival hemmorhage, 6. Glaucoma. Each of these diagnosis would require a different form of treatment an immediate exam is warranted. ...Read more
Taking high blood pressure pills, why do I still have high blood pressure and also seeing dots in my eyes!
Low dose: It is likely that your dose needs increased or medication changed / added, or both. If seeing spots, you should call your dr asap for advice on next step--er vs eye dr or urgent office visit. ...Read more
Am 27 I have I high blood pressure 15/11blood tests came clean its affecting my eyes which I checked also and nothin was wrong with it what to do plz?
I suddenly started to see white flashes in corner of left eye, I have 4 tiny white spots in middle top part of my brains, I have high blood pressure.
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I have high blood pressure, but I'm taking medicine to lower it. I keep getting blurred vision in my left eye only. What could be causing it?
My boyfriend is a heavy drinker 39 yo with untreated high blood pressure. He lost partial vision in his left eye for about twenty minutes. Er or doc?
My husband has high blood pressure & had severe pain in the top of his head when bending over. Later he had profuse sweating & vomited blood.
Seek advice today: With these symptoms he needs to seek medical advice today as there is a potential gastronintestinal bleed. Good luck! ...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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