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What causes swollen ankles I take medication for my high blood pressure and gout.

What causes swollen ankles I take medication for my high blood pressure and gout.

See your doctor: You may have bad valves within the blood vessels allowing fluic to accumulate. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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If you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure too?

If you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure too?

Not necessarily: There are many causes of edema (swelling) in the extremities. Hypertension is one of them, but just because your ankles are swollen doesn't mean you have high blood pressure. You should see a doctor and get your blood pressure tested to confirm. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure?

I'm just wondering, if you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure?

Not always: There are many causes of swelling.
Seek the cause.
Blood pressure is easy to check, and may not be related unless some degree of congestive heart failure from prolonged poorly treated hypertension. ...Read more

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I have p.K.D. And high blood pressure around 180/100 along with swollen ankles, vomitting, dizziness, and vision trouble. Could it have progressed?

I have p.K.D. And high blood pressure around 180/100 along with swollen ankles, vomitting, dizziness, and vision trouble. Could it have progressed?

Pkd symptoms: PKD generates hi BP. You are taking excellent meds, yet the BP is too high. This reflects progressive cyst growth and crowding. Your symptoms likely reflect CNS effects of high BP, but could reflect rising B urea-N levels and creatinine levels == early uremia. Swollen ankles mean fluid retention - which drives bp higher and also reflects impaired renal excretion. Urgent eval and RX needed! ...Read more

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Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?

Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?

Need to be examined: With your history we can not tell you what caused the red spots and it needs to be examined by your doctor
so make an appointment and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden swelling in ankles and feet causes? Can high blood pressure cause this?

Sudden swelling in ankles and feet causes? Can high blood pressure cause this?

Yes: Having high blood pressure can be associated with increased sensitivity to salt. Even very small changes in your salt intake can lead to increased edema. Alternatively, some blood pressure medications can cause swelling (norvasc) or there could be a problem with your veins in the legs or your heart causing the swelling. Anytime you have sudden changes in swelling you should be checked. ...Read more

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I have had ankle swelling in both ankles for 3 weeks I am a diabetic I take my pills and insulin I also take meds for high blood pressure I have never had this swelling before and since it will not go down totally what do you think it may be

I have had ankle swelling in both ankles for 3 weeks I am a diabetic I take my pills and insulin I also take meds for high blood pressure I have never had this swelling before and since it will not go down totally what do you think it may be

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have swollen ankles and low blood pressure?

What does it mean to have swollen ankles and low blood pressure?

MD: Hi:

you need a history and physical by an md to rule out an arrhythmia or congestive heart failure. ...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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When does high blood pressure cause blurred vision?

When does high blood pressure cause blurred vision?

Yes, indeed. Get Rx: Branch and central vein occlusion are a known cause of blurred vision in hypertensive patients. Early treatment of both the hypertension and the vein occlusion is essential because damage to the retina can be irreversible if ignored. Early treatment with growth factor inhibitors and steroids can restore vision. Other types of damage can occur to the retina with chronic high blood pressure. ...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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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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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?

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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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. Barbara Lavi
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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