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Can Ulcer Cause Blood Pressure To Go Up
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
Hi, I have Capillaritis, (Occasional) Venous Ulcers and high blood pressure, would you say they are connected, I am a 38 year old woman in good health?
Yes and no: There is no relation to high blood pressure. The capillaritis (pigmented brown spots) and the venous ulcers are related. Most patient's with disease of the veins in the legs develop swelling (edema) and a brownish discoloration of the skin which is permanent. This is caused by red blood cells leaking into the tissues due to the increased pressure in the veins. Life long condition, no cure ...Read more
What would cause my semen to have blood in it? I was masturbating and when I ejaculated my seamen was bloody. What could this be and do I need immediate attention? I have high blood pressure and have been having major heartburn as if I have an ulcer. Blee
Blood in the semen is usually is due to trauma (possibly sustained while masturbating) or from an infectious process. It is a good idea to visit your doctor for a complete evaluation, testing, and treatment. Also follow up with your doctor for hypertension (high blood pressure) management, and a work up for ulcers.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Stomach pain (no ulcer or acid) Pressure pain no cause Blood tests, xray, endoscopy, ultrasound, CT scans all clear?
Keep looking since..: ...your symptoms may arise altogether outside the stomach proper.. Stomach issues can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more
I have high blood pressure, ulcers and am diabetic. Does this have anything to do with my bad breath?
Diabetes & Ulcers: It may, diabetics are more susceptible to develop gum disease than the general population. Also, ulcers and other gut problems may cause bad breath. In addition, if you are taking medication to lower your blood pressure, you may be experiencing a slight to moderate xerostomia (dry mouth). Xerostomia increases the amount of bacterial growth causing in turn bad breath. Visit your dentist and md. ...Read more
What would be the best diet for a person who has cholestrol, stomach ulcer, constipation, heart burn and blood pressure. He is 60 yrs old.
Hypertension: Elevation of either number suggests hypertension (high blood pressure). It is not unusual for the upper (systolic) or lower (diastolic) to go up disproportionately. Often younger people have high diastolic, and older people high systolic. Both are dangerous but systolic is worse. If values are above 140/90 that indicates stage 1 hypertension. Let me know if I can help further. ...Read more
Tooth ache: Yes it can/ but you should be tested monthly to watch your bp. ...Read more
I'm on generic of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 1x a day. This is my 2nd try. 1st time it caused my blood pressure to go down. Today I started seeing wiggly spots like when you look at a light bulb could it be the meds?
Yes: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has the potential to cause serious and sometimes permanent damage to the eyes. Those who are taking it have to maintain regular visits with an opthomologist. You should contact the physician that prescribed the Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and they should advise you to stop this medication and follow up with them and an opthomologist next week. ...Read more
Can nightmares hurt my unborn baby? I have been experiencing very vivid dreams that cause my anxiety and blood pressure to go up.
Nightmares will NOT hurt your baby!! (BTW the reverse may be more common eg: fear of harming your baby--giving nightmares. Discuss your SLEEP HYGIENE with your Primary Care Provider! See what the reason for your vivid dreams may be...ask your OB-GYN if he/she has a suggestion BUT STOP WORRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope this helps.....Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more
Normal: I suppose you mean BP 88/55 and 90/60? Those are good numbers and normal. Normal BP is between 90/60 to 129/89. Your BP is on the lower border of normal which is fine as long as you'r not lightheaded or unusually weak. People who are physically fit may have lower BP when resting. BP normal fluctuates through out the day, will go up if you walk around for a few minutes. ...Read more
My blood pressure goes from being too high to being too low, would it be possible that this cause dizziness, confusion?
Blood pressure: If the BP falls rapidly, it certainly could cause those symptoms. ...Read more
High blood pressure take readings 4 times a day they are 125/53, 115/47 and goes up to 174/91 take 2 diff BP med. What is cause?
Your baseline: Pressures are normal. The sudden increase in pressure comes from the stress of worrying about blood pressure. Your medications are useless. Poor diet can make a difference to the way that your brain reacts to stress. Stop worrying about blood pressure and look to your diet. ...Read more
Can blood pressure in elderly go low and high in one day? Like 90/65 in morning & 145/100 in evening? Can it cause stroke? Should BP be normalized?
It is a:
Mistake to "over control" the blood pressure in elderly patients (although the definition of "elderly" has CHANGED and 73 is not as "old" as it used to be"
A 24 hour BP monitor is available and I would strongly suggest it be used in this case. If the "episodes" of higher BP are FEW I would not treat! My opinion only!
Hope it helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Probablistic: It surely raises the risk over the long haul. ...Read more
Several reasons...: Anxiety, inadequate medication, withdrawl effects from certain medications such as Clonidine which may not be administered frequently enough to last 24 hours and excess salt intake are some of the causes. Rarely conditions such as pheochromocytoma (tumours secreting adrenaline) can cause fluctuating and episodic high blood pressure. ...Read more
High diastolic BP: At your age, it should not be that much unless you have a very sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol of high salt intake and a family history. Smoking and certain street drugs also raise your blood pressure. If it is accompanied by a high systolic bp, you need to consult a physician for proper evaluation and treatments. Sometimes, regular exercise may be enough to lower your blood pressure to norm. ...Read more
Difficult question: Blood pressure is not "unstable." it is a physiologic response to a multitude of factors. Blood pressure that varies "wildly" may indicate disorders associated with neurohormonal dysregulation and may be investigated with blood chemistry and noninvasive testing. Often the cause is anxiety and / or the medications (including alcohol) we take. ...Read more
Many things. . .: There are many ways to increase blood pressure (BP) such as stress & anxiety. Excess salt in one's diet can do so, too. Common over-the-counter medications such as decongestants can also increase one's BP. Smoking can temporarily increase BP while putting you at risk for many other issues. Obesity & lack of exercise don't help either. In fact, losing weight via exercise can decrease BP naturally. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
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