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Dr. James Krick
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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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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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Is there any known correlation between high blood pressure and seizures (or high blood pressure causing seizures)? Or vice versa? Thank you!

Is there any known correlation between high blood pressure and seizures (or high blood pressure causing seizures)? Or vice versa? Thank you!

Some connections: I don't know a correlation factor, but there are interesting relationships. Eclampsia in pregnancy is a type of seizure often brought on by high bp. A frequent consequence of high BP is stroke which often then evokes seizures. Both can occur in some types of hydrocephalus. During some seizures BP either rises or might fall. It's not clear if either is ever the cause. ...Read more

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What causes back spams and around the heart to. I have ra, seziures, high blood pressure.

What causes back spams and around the heart to. I have ra, seziures, high blood pressure.

Hello.: Hello. Since I don't have a clear idea of what you are describing and I don't know if this just started or if it is a chronic condition, I will provide the following. Here are some possible symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack.
I may be way off with my response. But when I see back and heart pain listed together it makes me wonder. If you are having acute symptoms that are listed above get emergency assistance. However, if this is chronic pain, than it is likely not the cause. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure what can I do to lower it as I have no insurance to go to a doctor I also have had a tia, sezuries, and numerous other problems?

I have high blood pressure what can I do to lower it as I have no insurance to go to a doctor I also have had a tia, sezuries, and numerous other problems?

Obamacare: If you don't have the means to purchase insurance then, you do have the ability to sign up for Obamacare. Why not check into it which people have been talking about for months/years now. Not sure why you wouldn't've tried signing up? Also, you may solicit assistance from your state if you do not have the means to purchase coverage. More questions?

Write to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause you to have a seizure?

Can high blood pressure cause you to have a seizure?

Yes, rarely: It is called hypertensive encephalopathy. Symptoms include headache, restlessness, nausea, disturbances of consciousness, seizures, retinal hemorrhage and papilledema. Images of the brain can see sometimes see edema associated with specific neurological symptoms. The condition is treated with medications that decrease blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

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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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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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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Does high blood pressure cause gum disease?

Does high blood pressure cause gum disease?

No: It cannot cause it; however, some high blood pressure medicine, the calcium-channel blockers like norvasc, (amlodipine) can cause your gums to swell. ...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?

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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Can high blood pressure cause rapid weight gain?

Can high blood pressure cause rapid weight gain?

Sure: High blood pressure can cause weight gain if it is tied to water retention. You should see your doctor to see if different medications could be used to reduce your blood pressure as well as reduce weight gain. Work on diet and exercise, low salt diet, smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure cause ringing in the ears?

Could high blood pressure cause ringing in the ears?

See your doctor: If you have high blood pressure you need to see your doctor to get it under control. If you have tinnitis there are many things that may help with that from special exercises to finding the cause and treating it. ...Read more

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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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Wondering if high blood pressure cause miscarriages?

Wondering if high blood pressure cause miscarriages?

On yourself?: I would be more concerned with your advanced age for another pregnancy -- though high blood pressure is also a risk factor. ...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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How can hypertension/high blood pressure cause bradycardia?

Several mechanisms: Hypertension (HTN) can resulting in ischemia and abnormality of the conduction system of the heart which may slow heart rate.

After a head injury HTN and a slow heart rate are signs that there may be increase in intra-cranial pressure.

There is also a phenomena where correcting a slow heart rate might resolve HTN see link below.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/7457024
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Can anxiety cause high blood pressure or does high blood pressure cause anxiety?

Can anxiety cause high blood pressure or does high blood pressure cause anxiety?

Both: Both can cause both, buts its good medicne to exclude organic causes first before you blame your hypertension on anxiety. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause a red face? Is it a sign that the BP is very high if the red blotches are there?

Does high blood pressure cause a red face? Is it a sign that the BP is very high if the red blotches are there?

Yes and no: "flushing" can be associated with blood pressure elevation, as can headaches, vision changes, fatigue to name a few others. However, emotional changes, temperature changes, thyroid problems, food allergies, medication reactions and skin conditions are also a few other reasons. High blood pressure is the "silent killer" so you need to see your medical professional sooner than later. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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. James Chapman
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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