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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Many question marks: Yet no question to really answer. The question you are trying to ask has remained behind in your head instead of on the paper in order for any of us to be able to see so we can answer it for you.

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I suffer from high blood pressure (controlled with meds). During kettlebell excercises, I felt faint, suspected pressure drop? Hydrated enough&ate well

I suffer from high blood pressure (controlled with meds). During kettlebell excercises, I felt faint, suspected pressure drop? Hydrated enough&ate well

See your doc: Please do what your doc asks in terms of the meds you take but he/she may want to adjust them after you mention this. When we move from sitting/lying to standing there can be a pressure drop w/dizziness. Peace and good health.

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I have high blood pressure and im on lisinopril. Laying is perfectly fine but I feel faint when sitting especially when standing, even worse in sun.?

Postural hypotension: What you are describing is a common side effect of blood pressure medications. You may need to switch meds. The first step is to make sure you are adequately hydrated. Second step is a doctor's visit as soon as possible.

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85 yr, history of high blood pressure, has morning sinking spells, low BP, faints, lethargic, weak, BP goes up by noon, ran tests, nothing major?

85 yr, history of high blood pressure, has morning sinking spells, low BP, faints, lethargic, weak, BP goes up by noon, ran tests, nothing major?

Get a 2nd opinion: If you have a blood pressure machine at home, please check it before you get up in the morning (lying down position). Then get up slowly with blood pressure cuff on. Repeat it about 3-5 minutes after you get up. Check if you have any symptoms between lying down and getting up. Record everything and talk to physician. Medications may be the problem. Or baroreceptor reflex may be problem.

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Can high blood pressure make you pass out or is that a tia?

Can high blood pressure make you pass out or is that a tia?

No: Passing out is a symptom with many possible causes. Neither high blood pressure nor TIA are causes.

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Can high blood pressure make you pass out?

Can high blood pressure make you pass out?

Generally no: You can never say "never" but to pass out (become comatose), you would have to have a true severe hypertensive crisis - we're talking > 240/>140 as a ballpark estimate.

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Coughing till you pass out -desorinted high blood pressure high closterol

Coughing till you pass out -desorinted high blood pressure high closterol

Need treatment: Consult a doctor. You should take biaxin 500 mg twice daily for 2 weeks, Phenergan (promethazine) dm cough syrup one teaspoonful 3 times a day till the cough improves, Allegra 180 mg one tablet at night for 3 weeks. Continue also your present medication for high BP and cholesterol.

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My mother just passed out. She have high blood pressure & she also have sickle cell. Do you know the cause of her passing out?

My mother just passed out. She have high blood pressure & she also have sickle cell. Do you know the cause of her passing out?

No: Will, take measurements of vital signs, lab tests and likely some imaging- CT. Too many potential causes.

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I have high blood pressure and on atenolol 25mg I fainted when I woke up quickly what does this mean?

I have high blood pressure and on atenolol 25mg I fainted when I woke up quickly what does this mean?

Orthostasis: Is that all meds you are taking? What is your average blood pressure? Also consider dehydration and anemia -- the reaction is called orthostasis and it is a normal reaction if not exaggerated -- so please discuss it with your doctor.

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I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

I know low blood pressure can cause fainting, but can high blood pressure do it too?

Rarely: If blood pressure is really high, it could cause a stroke (very serious) and some strokes can cause abrupt loss of consciousness (fainting); generally, low blood pressure is a much more common cause of loss of consciousness (not enough blood flow to the brain).

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I was given cardura (doxazosin) 4mg to pass a stone. I don't have high blood pressure. Is it ok to start off at the 4 mg dose or should I start with the 1 mg?

I was given cardura (doxazosin) 4mg to pass a stone. I don't have high blood pressure. Is it ok to start off at the 4 mg dose or should I start with the 1 mg?

Be careful!: That dose sounds awfully high as a starting dose! You're right - we usually start with the 1mg dose and build up, because the last thing you want is to get up in the middle of the night and fall to the ground because your blood pressure has plummeted from too high of a starting dose. Ask your doctor about Flomax (tamsulosin) as an aid to passing your kidney stone. Be sure to strain your urine to get the stone!

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My father accidently had taken300mg of seroquel (quetiapine) and100mg of tramadol. He has heart problems, tripple by pass, and high blood pressure, what should I do?

My father accidently had taken300mg of seroquel (quetiapine) and100mg of tramadol. He has heart problems, tripple by pass, and high blood pressure, what should I do?

Is he awake?: Is your father awake? And what doses of these medicines has he been prescribed? These amounts could be in a normal range, although more than he's used to taking. If he's awake and feeling fine, he may have no sequelae. Please call your father's own physician and ask advice -- s/he knows your dad & how these meds typically affect him. Take him to an er if anything at all seems amiss.

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Can high blood pressure make your skin itch?

Can high blood pressure make your skin itch?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily but the meds given to treat the condition can.

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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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I want to know do high blood pressure make u gain weight?

I want to know do high blood pressure make u gain weight?

No: Blood pressure does not cause weight gain. Weight gain may actually cause your blood pressure to increase however. So it is important to maintain a normal weight and blood pressure.

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Does having high blood pressure make you more prone to degenerative disc disease?

Does having high blood pressure make you more prone to degenerative disc disease?

NO: Hypertension (high blood pressure) has many deleterious effects, mainly on the heart and blood vessels, and thus can also affect the brain and spinal cord, but does not have a role in causing disc disease or other spine degenerative disease.

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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. Mark Ingerman
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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