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Can High Blood Pressure Make You Pass Out Or Is That A Tia
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
Yes: This is commonly a reflection of kidney disease in the young child but associated more in older kids that are obese. ...Read more
In regard to blood pressure, if someone feels tired like he/she would like to take a nap, could this be a sign more of low blood pressure than hbp?
Either: There are many causes of feeling tired. One is abnormal blood pressure, either high or low. Some people are tired due to anemia or low blood sugar. Stress, dehydration , poor eating or sleeping habits, viral syndromes are a few of the many possible causes of "tired". It is best to see your primary care physician to have a thorough physical and to be honest and forthcoming with your concerns. ...Read more
No, not reliably: Consequences of heart disease or stroke on blood pressure and visa versa, the effect of blood pressure on the heart or brain, is not uniform. Clearly markedly elevated blood pressure is a risk for stroke and increases the work on the heart, but patients with normal blood pressure can still experience a stroke or have a heart attack. There are many other factors to consider ...Read more
Can you fly if you have a carotid artery blockage, or is the cabin pressure and altiude too much that it can cause it to dislodge and cause a stroke?
Depends : I would suggest discussing this with your neurologist. It likely depends on the size of the carotid blockage and any other flow you may have from other blood vessels. It is probably okay if you have not been operated on yet because if your blockage was really bad you would have had it operated on already. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In order for stroke to occur in pregnancy, wouldn't you need a really high blood pressure to break a artery in brain or blood clot to lodge it ?
No no no no no: That's like asking, "In order to ruin a casserole, don't you have to undercook the potatoes?" There are all kinds of ways to ruin a casserole, & stroke in pregnancy may be due to numerous causes of which BP is only 1. Stroke in pregnancy is a "heterogeneous" entity, i.e. may be due to a "laundry list" of conditions. Periodic reviews of it appear for clinicians in journals and textbooks on stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does too much dietary intake of sodium possibly lead to a stroke or TIA? Is it that the blood level gets too high or the blood pressure?
Dietary sodium: This is a sophisticated question. The answer is complicated. Dietary sodium (salt) tends to increase the circulating blood volume; some people are more sensitive than others. Kidney neurohormonal factors regulating the blood pressure are affected. In the end it is high blood pressure which over many years can damage arteries and lead to increased risk of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more
Blood Pressure: The top number is called systolic and refers to the maximum pressure in the blood vessel, whereas the lower number is called the diastolic and refers to the minimum pressure in the blood vessel. ...Read more
I guess yes: For some people low blood pressures around 90/60 may be their normal. Stroke usually is associated to high blood pressure . Coincidence of hypotension with stroke could be related to severe dehydration or bleeding or effect of medications or some otherr condition. Some pts call mistakenly ""hypotension" the symptoms of presyncope or syncope (fainting). Low glucose may cause stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypertension: 125 systolic is within a normal range. ...Read more
What is it called when you pass out due to bp getting high then dropping low quickly such as after an accident?
Orthostatic hypotens: Pressure drop with change in position like standing up from sitting or lying position is called orthostatic hypotension. After an accident if there is blood pressure drop could be from blood loss or the initial high BP from pain or anxiety might have dropped down with return of normal condition. These are all assumption from the minimal information provided. Talk to you doctor who is treating ...Read more
Do blood thinners actually increase risk of an aneurysm/blood vessel rupturing, or do they simply make bleeding worse if a problem happens from another cause (ie. trauma or high blood pressure)? Thanks!
A doctor told me drinking a lot of water can cause high blood pressure and sweating is also not good for high blood pressure is this true?
Yes: Drinking too much water hurts the kidneys. Your total water intake, including water in your food should not normally exceed 2 l. Drink only when you are thirsty. ...Read more
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
Tia (transitory ischemic attack) happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause ...Read more
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