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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. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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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I'm not sure but is high blood pressure going to cause a stroke?

I'm not sure but is high blood pressure going to cause a stroke?

CVA: Stroke is a complication of hypertension. The risk is lowered by controlling the blood pressure to normal. Uncontrolled hypertension carries a significantly increased risk for stroke. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have high blood pressure as a kid?

Is it possible to have high blood pressure as a kid?

Yes: This is commonly a reflection of kidney disease in the young child but associated more in older kids that are obese. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it a good sign if a patient in coma's blood pressure increases when you talk to them?

Is it a good sign if a patient in coma's blood pressure increases when you talk to them?

Difficult : BP change on talking to the comatose patient means his autonomic system is responding to some stimuli not necessarily speaking. I am not aware of study that has answered to this parameter for prognosis. ...Read more

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Can blood pressure indicate heart attack and bleed on the brain if so would it be high or low?

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Can blood pressure indicate heart attack and bleed on the brain if so would it be high or low?

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

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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?

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 more

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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 ?

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 more

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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?

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

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Is your blood pressue high when a person may be having a heart attack?

Is your blood pressue high when a person may be having a heart attack?

It could be: Your blood pressure could be high when you are having a heart attck. It could also be very low when you are in what we call cardiogenic shock. ...Read more

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Is there something i can do to read a high blood pressure fraction?

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

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Is it possible to have both low blood pressure and a stroke?

Is it possible to have both low blood pressure and a stroke?

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 more

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What is it called when you pass out due to bp getting high then dropping low quickly such as after an accident?

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

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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. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if your blood pressure is at a normal rate can you have a stroke?

I'm just wondering, if your blood pressure is at a normal rate can you have a stroke?

Yes: But there would be another cause such as atherosclerotic narrowing of the carotid arteries, cardiac emboli, vasculitis, drug abuse, severe migraines, etc. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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. Gutti Rao
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Definition)

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