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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

What causes high blood pressure or low blood pressure please b pascifec?

Blood pressure: High blood pressure is often idiopathic meaning we don't have a reason for it. Cardiovascular disease renal disease and some endocrine diseases can cause it. Pain anxiety and medications such as various stimulants can raise BP as well. Low BP can be idiopathic or caused by cardiovascular disease endocrine disease anemia and dehydration. ...Read more

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Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Not likely: Severe vitamin d deficiency may cause muscle weakness but is not likely to cause dizziness. Vitamin d may protect somewhat against high blood pressure but deficiency is not expected to cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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I got high blood pressure and I went to my doctor he say it might be high cause of salt so how do I bring it down?

I got high blood pressure and I went to my doctor he say it might be high cause of salt so how do I bring it down?

Follow your Doctor: I would take the medication as prescribed by your physician. If you are overweight and/or are not exercising then both of those life style choices have to be changed for the better. Eat less sugar and less salt. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Could use your help docs! My creatine and bun is low in kidneys, may be caused by high blood pressure, what does this mean?

Kidney: When the kidneys are not functioning normally, the creatinine and BUN levels rise in the blood. They also can slowly rise a bit with aging. They are a rough indicator of the state of renal function. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how much sodium intake can cause high blood pressure?

Can somebody tell me how much sodium intake can cause high blood pressure?

Too much: That varies from person to person and depends on your current sodium status. Exercise can lead to sweating and loss of sodium. Medications for BP control can sometimes lower sodium. You want your serum sodim to remain in the 135-145 range at all times. Read the lables of food you eat for sodium content. Track your intake and BP and check the serum level. Then have a talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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I heard that a low salt diet is good if you have high blood pressure. How much salt/sodium intake is too much?

I heard that a low salt diet is good if you have high blood pressure. How much salt/sodium intake is too much?

Depends: Not everyone is salt sensitive. Also, potassium which is found in fruit and vegetables helps balance the sodium. Eating lots of fruit and vegetables can help blood pressure. Also magnesium supplementation can help. ...Read more

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I'm getting off depocate, will this cause high blood pressure?

It should not: There are reports of Depakote causing high blood pressure in under 5% of people who take it. There are some smaller reports in about 2% of it causing low blood pressure. In general, there has been no significant reporting of bringing on high blood pressure when stopping it. The biggest concern is having seizures in those who were taking it for that reason. ...Read more

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Will testosterone cypionate I'm cause high blood pressure?

Will testosterone cypionate I'm cause high blood pressure?

Not if properly: Dosed. If you have low testosterone and supplement it properly, it should LOWER your blood pressure. If you overdose, you could RAISE your pressure. It gets more complicated and you have to make sure you are working with a doc who really understands hormones. But if done properly, should not raise blood pressure. Take care. ...Read more

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Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause high blood pressure?

Please tell me what can cause high blood pressure?

High Blood pressure: Smoking,
being overweight or obese
lack of physical activity
too much salt in the diet
too much alcohol consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day)
stress
older age
genetics
family history of high blood pressure
chronic kidney disease
adrenal and thyroid disorders
essential hypertension. ...Read more

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Which types of foods (besides salty ones) cause high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Besides sodium, a low potassium diet, drinking lots of cola drinks, high licqorice containg foods smoking all these come into play besides others. ...Read more

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Does NyQuil cause high blood pressure?

Does NyQuil cause high blood pressure?

Maybe: If you are using NyQuil D that has psuedophedrine in it then it can cause transient elevation of BP while you are using it. Otherwise regular NyQuil should not cause elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause high blood pressure?

Can alcohol cause high blood pressure?

It increases: Pressure acutely a little. Moderate drinking, 1 - 2 drink a day shoukd be fine. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause high blood pressure?

Does anxiety cause high blood pressure?

High measurements: In a state of anxiety the pressure measurements can be elevated though this does not necessarily mean someone has high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Can phenagran cause high blood pressure?

Yes it can: Common side effects are: dizziness, constipation, or dry mouth. However, it is a possibility that Phenergan (promethazine) can cause a of blood pressure (very rare). Not recommended to patients with HTN history. ...Read more

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Is anxiety can cause high blood pressure?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is anxiety can cause high blood pressure?

Anxiety: Mostly systolic (top BP reading), otherwise, check with your doctor for other medical causes of htn. ...Read more

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Can spicy food cause high blood pressure?

Can spicy food cause high blood pressure?

No, watch the salt: Many types of cuisine that are spicy are also very high in sodium. For most people, an occasional meal at an ethnic restaurant is not an issue. However, a diet that is consistently high in sodium may be a contributing factor to high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Will eating eggs cause high blood pressure?

Will eating eggs cause high blood pressure?

Unlikely: Eating eggs is not likely to have much of an effect on blood pressure in usual quantities. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis cause high blood pressure?

Costochonditis: Yes if the pain is severe enough. Typically it should not. Does your blood pressure normalize when you have no pain? If not you should have your BP evaluated. Also are you sure your pain is only from costochondritis? ...Read more

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Does high hemoglobin cause high blood pressure?

Does high hemoglobin cause high blood pressure?

No, but...: If a man's hemoglobin is more than 17.5 or thereabouts, it's worth trying to find the cause. Extremely viscous blood (igm, extremely polythemia) may require extra pressure to pump, but in such situations the problem is obvious. ...Read more

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Can too much of what mineral cause high blood pressure or stroke?

Sodium: The most important in this case is sodium. Too much sodium (table salt) increased blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attack or stoke. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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. Dariush Saghafi
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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