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Can someone age 56 get high blood pressure temporarily from eating hot sauce?

Can someone age 56 get high blood pressure temporarily from eating hot sauce?

No: The blood pressure may have gone up if the hot sauce was really hot but hypertension is a diagnosis over time and is not diagnosed on an acute event. If there is a concern, see if you can take blood pressures over a few weeks with a bought or borrowed cuff and if consistently over 140 on the top number or 90 on the bottom number, see a pcp and get checked out! ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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How can it be that my blood sugar goes sky high after eating plain chicken or any meat?

How can it be that my blood sugar goes sky high after eating plain chicken or any meat?

You're: Probably overweight and very Insulin resistant or have diabetes in poor control. I don't know what "sky high" means since doctors deal with numbers. Are you checking your sugar, or just experiencing symptoms. Discuss it with your doctor. Most likely you need diet, exercise and weight loss, plus possibly medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could sugar and salt, such tiny particles cause high blood pressure, blocked arteries, overweightness, etc?

Can you tell me how could sugar and salt, such tiny particles cause high blood pressure, blocked arteries, overweightness, etc?

Body response: It's not the particles themselves that cause the problems. Sugar leads to increase in blood sugar and the body's response to this is secretion of certain hormones, including things like cortisol (a steroid), which can have elevate blood pressure. Same with sodium, except the effect comes from the kidneys, a different hormone is secreted, but again, that hormone causes increase in blood pressure. ...Read more

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I'm a healthy, active 43 yr old and recently made the connection that my blood pressure gets very low after eating (around 96/65 give or take) makes me lightheaded. Dangerous? Ways to prevent it?

I'm a healthy, active 43 yr old and recently made the connection that my blood pressure gets very low after eating (around 96/65 give or take) makes me lightheaded. Dangerous? Ways to prevent it?

Blood flow: is "diverted" to your intestines after a meal....the heavier the meal the more "diversion! Try eating smaller more frequent meals Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Instead of dehydration, can you get hypotension from excessive diluted urination? If so, how to raise a 80/50 BP back to normal?

Instead of dehydration, can you get hypotension from excessive diluted urination? If so, how to raise a 80/50 BP back to normal?

You can: But there must be reasons for your urine to be so dilute. The usual reasons are diabetes mellitus, diabets insipidus, adrenal insufficiency or medication effects. A nephrologist, no doubt, would have a longer list to consider. ...Read more

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Bloodthinners can blood thinners cause a lack of blood flow to the brain as i feel like i'm falling over unless i'm sitting, running or walking fast.

Likely other cause: The "thinners" reduce clotting, not "water down" the blood. It can increase risk of bleeding in the GI tract, which can cause anemia (alternate kind of "thin" blood), which can cause what you describe--see your dr for exam and blood / stool testing. ...Read more

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Is hot buffalo milk bad for someone with high blood pressure?

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Is hot buffalo milk bad for someone with high blood pressure?

No: Temperature of milk is not important in high blood pressure. It is only your taste. ...Read more

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If I ingest salt, can that lessen my high blood pressure?

If I ingest salt, can that lessen my high blood pressure?

Potassium can: Sodium salts will worsen high blood pressure. Foods rich in potassium salts seem to improve it. Check out the dash diet. ...Read more

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Can a diabetic eat beef or pork liver with it causing blood sugar or blood pressure going high?

Can a diabetic eat beef or pork liver with it causing blood sugar or blood pressure going high?

Yes: Yes, meat does not contain carbohydrates/sugars, so it does not raise the blood sugar. It should also not affect the blood pressure. Foods don't generally affect blood pressure like that. Usually, if they do, it's due to a high amount of sodium in the diet rather than what a person is actually eating, so, in that case, switch to a salt substitute or cut out salt as much as possible. ...Read more

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How much red wine should I dring to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

How much red wine should I dring to lower eye pressure caused by glaucoma?

Difficult to say: Alcohol can lower iop by 1 or 2 mmhg. Red wine may have vasoprotective effects (more prominent cardiac when in moderation). No specific study correlating how much red wine to drink to lower eye pressure. ...Read more

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Will I be alright if I go to sleep, if high blood pressure from smoking Marijuana was the case? I'm 19. Female.

Will I be alright if I go to sleep, if high blood pressure from smoking Marijuana was the case? I'm 19. Female.

Cause and effect: Hi. I don't think smoking marijuana causes high blood pressure. Be cautious assigning cause and effect. And just out of curiosity, what made a 19 year old woman check her BP before going to bed??? If you really DO have high BP, please see your doctor for a work up, and don't just attribute it to smoking weed. High BP in your age group is often due to some anatomical or physiological problem. ...Read more

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If someone gets high blood pressure, are they stuck with it for life (like diabetes )? Why does BP tend to increase with age ?

If someone gets high blood pressure, are they stuck with it for life (like diabetes )?  Why does BP tend to increase with age ?

great question: BP does tend to increase with age. If i could answer why, there would be a nobel prize waiting for me! if you're overweight or salt your food, you may be able to reverse it by losing weight and avoiding salt. Otherwise, you'll need medicine. The good news: outcome studies show that when BP is well controlled, you lower your risk of heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and death. ...Read more

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Had 23 teaspoons of sugar today roughly, I'm not diabetic but can that much sugar cause heart to flutter upon standing up after lying down for hour?

Had 23 teaspoons of sugar today roughly, I'm not diabetic but can that much sugar cause heart to flutter upon standing up after lying down for hour?

23 teaspoons: 23 teaspoons of sugar per day is a potential serious of blood sugar. Please don;t do that!!! Does your mother know how much sugar you a taking every day? You and mother might not like this but you must see a specialist for a young woman as soon as you can! Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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Being lactose intolerant, can you get diarrhea 24 hours after ingesting dairy (cheese)? Or could it be dehydration resulting from high temperatures?

Being lactose intolerant, can you get diarrhea 24 hours after ingesting dairy (cheese)? Or could it be dehydration resulting from high temperatures?

Not likely: lactose is the milk sugar that is digested in the small intestine. This would be very slow transport through your digestive tract to take 24 hours. Diarrhea should have occurred sooner. Dehydration does not cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if low blood sugar patient eat cucumber, will it lower their blood sugar more?

No: There are no "magic" foods that lower blood sugar. It is a combination of everything you eat, all your activity and exercise, all of your bodily processes, all of your medications and countless other factors. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Eat cucumber if you like it, not because it's magic. ...Read more

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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


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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