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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 an injection into my knee cause high blood pressure? The injection was five days ago...Bp soared to 236/116 four days after the shot.

Can an injection into my knee cause high blood pressure? The injection was five days ago...Bp soared to 236/116 four days after the shot.

Unlikely but..: Make sure your BP machine is working ok. Unlikely that a cortisone shot into the joint would increased BP but pain might increase bp, also if cortisone shot was into the tissues instead of joint it is possible that it would have a small effect on bp. But it sounds most likely that 5 days later, an elevation in your BP is most likely due to something else. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have high blood pressure in your arms and low in your legs?

What does it mean when you have high blood pressure in your arms and low in your legs?

High blood pressure: Coarctation of the aorta which is a narrowing of the aorta can cause high blood pressure in the arms and low blood pressure in the legs. This should be evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What could cause high blood pressure and leg weakness?

What could cause high blood pressure and leg weakness?

Coarctation: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital narrowing of the aorta which leads to high BP readings in the arms while decreasing blood flow to the legs and can cause weakness. ...Read more

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Was told need brain mri cause have upper reflex positive, lower leg left numb 5 months high blood pressure 10 years left side head pain?

Was told need brain mri cause have upper reflex positive, lower leg left numb 5 months high blood pressure 10 years left side head pain?

You have not really: Asked a question but I assume you want to know if you should have an MRI with those symptoms. The answer is Yes, you should follow the recommendations of the health care provider. ...Read more

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What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of high BP. Aging and hardening of arteries are the most common causes. Very few have cure. The treatments can be directed to the specific causes, if known. However, essential hypertension is one when the cause is unknown. Most high BP can be controlled but not cured by behavioral treatment, lifestyle modification, diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause wavy vision?

Can high blood pressure cause wavy vision?

Not likely: Unless the pressure is staggeringly high, there is usually no effect on the vision. Wavy vision should be investigated by your ophthalmologist especially if it is of recent onset. Blood pressure does need control for other reasons (heart, brain) but not for alterations in eye vision. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause someone to be angry?

Does high blood pressure cause someone to be angry?

Try the reverse: High blood pressure should not make someone angry, but when you're angry or agitated, your blood pressure will definitely rise. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause hallucinations? Like 200 systolic and a high diabolic

Can high blood pressure cause hallucinations? Like 200 systolic and a high diabolic

No it does not: No high blood pressure even as high as 200 systolic and high diastolic do not cause hallucinations directly as a result of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does having high blood pressure cause dizziness?

Does having high blood pressure cause dizziness?

Not usually but: Low blood pressure frequently does. In fact, that's how we tell when BP is too low...When it makes one sick (dizzy, faint).It's easy to tell if BP is too high or low...Check it. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause nosebleeds?

High likelyhood: Many patients present to the er with nosebleeds only to find out they have had undiagnosed high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How does high blood pressure cause impotence?

How does high blood pressure cause impotence?

NOT cause and effect: Both are due to a common cause that your autonomic (automatic) nervous system is unbalanced and you have dysautonomia. Commonest acquired cause is poor diet and you may have diabetes that also is associated with ed. Try a supplement of b complex + magnesium + multivitamin and get rid of all forms of sugar and sweetreners. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause anxiety attacks?

Does high blood pressure cause anxiety attacks?

Hypertension anxiety: Typically no. However, anxiety can increase you blood pressure. Certain blood pressure medications can help relieve anxiety too. Look into a class of medications called beta blockers. ...Read more

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Could extremely high blood pressure cause seizures?

Could extremely high blood pressure cause seizures?

Yes: Sudden increases in blood pressure (BP) (especially in patients with history of high blood pressure) can lead to a condition called hypertensive encephalopathy. Besides seizures, headaches, confusion, among other neurological symptoms may be present in this condition. If you have high bp, it's recommended you follow advice of your doctor to keep your BP in check. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause heart attack?

Can high blood pressure cause heart attack?

Not the main: Hypertension causes left ventricular hypertrophy and strain and heart failure.
Concomitant coronary disease can occur and infarction can happen
hypertension is also asso. With aortic tear-dissection and that can involve coronaries and cause infarction.
More to the entire story but that' s a start. ...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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Could high blood pressure cause your ears to ring?

Tinnitus and BP: Tinnitus, or ringing in your ears, can indeed be made more noticeable by high blood pressure. Also, some of the diuretics, like lasix, (furosemide) which are occasionally prescribed for hypertension may cause or worsen tinnitus. This effect usually subsides when the medication is stopped. ...Read more

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Can episodic high blood pressure cause an enlarged heart?

Can episodic high blood pressure cause an enlarged heart?

The commonly: Accepted answer is that LABILE (episodic) hypertension does not cause hypertensive heart disease...I believe that has been "debunked" and the general answer now is that there are medications which regularize episodic hypertension AFTER the REASON for this blood pressure picture is determined and certain medical conditions ruled out!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Would high blood pressure cause a heavier flow?

Would high blood pressure cause a heavier flow?

Probably not.: Uncontrolled high blood pressure might play a minor role, if any, in heavy periods - more important to ask gynecologist to check for other causes. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause migranes?

Yes it may: Migraine and hypertension are common conditions that frequently coexist. The relastionship between the two is usually coincidental, but some evidence suggests that poor control of blood pressure may exacerbate the frequency and severity of migraine. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure cause vision changes?

Could high blood pressure cause vision changes?

Yes: Extremely high blood pressures (usually greater than 200 mmhg for the top number) can result in "end organ" damage including changes to the retinal arteries and short-term vision changes. If you're concerned that your high blood pressure is changing your vision, you should see your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause erection problems?

Can high blood pressure cause erection problems?

Possible: A 19 year old with high blood pressure needs to be seen by a hypertension (blood pressure) specialist to rule out "secondary causes", meaning is there something else wrong that is causing the blood pressure to be high. Erectile dysfunction is important to know for the evaluation. ...Read more

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Can uncontrolled high blood pressure cause blackouts?

Get evaluated soon: Yes, uncontrolled hypertension can cause several concerning symptoms. If blackouts are occurring, medical attention is needed asap. The risk for stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection are all emergencies that can be provoked by very high bp. There are excellent meds to lower bp, both in the acute phase in the hospital and as a routine outpatient med. Please get evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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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