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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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What're the symptoms of eye problems caused by high blood pressure?

What're the symptoms of eye problems caused by high blood pressure?

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.

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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?

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.

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Does high blood pressure cause head problems?

Does high blood pressure cause head problems?

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.

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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.

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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,

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.

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Could high blood pressure make your eyes red?

Could high blood pressure make your eyes red?

No: Most high blood pressure will not show up on the eye surface but may affect vessels in the back of the eye. A red eye is due to some other surface cause like bleeding, infection, allergy, etc.

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Does high blood pressure make your eye red?

Does high blood pressure make your eye red?

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.

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High blood pressure and blood in back of the eye?

High blood pressure and blood in back of the eye?

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.

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Are red spots in eyes a sign of high blood pressure?

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.

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My left eye has slight pressure 22 normal is. 21. I do not have high blood pressure?

My left eye has slight pressure 22 normal is. 21. I do not have high blood pressure?

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.

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What happens if I have slight blurriness from high blood pressure in my left eye, can that be reversed if treated?

What happens if I have slight blurriness from high blood pressure in my left eye, can that be reversed if treated?

Target organ: High blood pressure can cause target organ damage (eyes, kidneys, heart). That is why we aim at preventive care prior to these events occurring. You should see and ophthalmologist to have a fundoscopic eye examination.

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Is there a link with high blood pressure and eye sight?

Is there a link with high blood pressure and eye sight?

Yes: If you have high blood pressure you can damage the small blood vessels in your eyes, you can have bleeding and there is the potential for retinal detachment.

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Are many red veins in eyes for many yrs a sign of High Blood Pressure in Adults?

Are many red veins in eyes for many yrs a sign of High Blood Pressure in Adults?

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.

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Might someone have high blood pressure of the eyes?

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.

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High blood pressure and blood in eye, is there any connection between them?

High blood pressure and blood in eye, is there any connection between them?

Retinal hemorrhages.: Advanced stages of chronic hypertensive damage can demonstrate retinal hemorrhages. Also, very high blood pressures (malignant hypertension) can acutely produce hemorrhages and bleeding inside the eye as well.

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My boyfriends left eye is always red. Could it be high blood pressure. His right eye is normal. What could this be?

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.

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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. Ronald Krauser
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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