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Doctor insights on: Causes Of A Sudden High Spike In Blood Pressure

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What causes high blood pressure spikes?

What causes high blood pressure spikes?

Diet: Hbp rises due to eating a diet full of salt and water. People with hbp have difficulty excreting excess salt and water. If a person with hbp eats a diet filled with salt (hamburgers or steaks) and fluids (excessive coke or beer), then they will see a spike in their blood pressure because they can't get ride of this extra salt and fluid normally. Not taking your meds will lead BP spikes as well. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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What would cause a spike in high blood pressure? From normal to 220 -103

What would cause a spike in high blood pressure? From normal to 220 -103

Many things: Stress, anxiety, pain, sleep deprivation, anger, during resistance lifting (some of the highest blood pressure recorded have occurred during power lifting maneuvers), missing blood pressure lowering medications. Each case needs to be look at in detail to have a better sense of the possible cause (s). ...Read more

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On high blood pressure, are there other foods that can cause blood pressure spikes like starches or grains?

On high blood pressure, are there other foods that can cause blood pressure spikes like starches or grains?

Salt: Salt does cause fluid retention and therefore increases blood pressure. Very low blood sugar can cause release of adrenaline which raises blood pressure, other than that, I do not know of any interaction with particular foods. ...Read more

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Does baroreflex failure always cause high blood pressure spikes? What's the main symptoms?

Does baroreflex failure always cause high blood pressure spikes? What's the main symptoms?

No it does not: Baroreflex or Baroreceptor reflex is one of the body's homeostatic mechanism that helps to maintain Blood Pressure at nearly constant level
It provide negative feedback when BP goes up for some reason and it reflexively causes the heart rate to decrease'And if BPdecreases it does the reverse and thereby maintain aconstant Blood Pressuse.
But it does not cause high blood pressure spikes ...Read more

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I've been waking up at night with high blood pressure spikes, feeling extremely lightheaded and horrible. I'm okay during the day. What causes this?

Circadian rhythm: Is the normal (about 24 hours) rhythm of the brain that is controlled by the night/day cycle. During part of each 90 minute sleep cycle we have about 10 minutes of rem or active sleep when the autonomic nervous system (ans) (automatic) becomes active. Your ANS activity is exaggerated and unbalanced and the commonest cause is poor diet, especially all that sugar and sweeteners if it applies to you. ...Read more

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What could cause a spike in blood pressure?

What could cause a spike in blood pressure?

No: Any physical or psychological stress can do it. Additionally cigarettes and other chemical distances especially drugs like coke. ...Read more

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What causes sudden spike in blood pressure and zig zag flashing vision?

What causes sudden spike in blood pressure and zig zag flashing vision?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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Can panic attack cause flashing zig zag vision and sudden spike in blood pressure?

Can panic attack cause flashing zig zag vision and sudden spike in blood pressure?

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an allergic reaction to a certain food cause rapid heartbeat or a spike in blood pressure?

Is it possible for an allergic reaction to a certain food cause rapid heartbeat or a spike in blood pressure?

Fast heartbeat: Yes. It sometimes happens but by itself is not a true allergy but a sensitivity or inbtolerance. ...Read more

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What causes your to blood pressure to be high?

BP: Blood pressure is a function of cardiac output and peripheral resistance. For chronic hypertension with normal cardiac output, the. Resistance is generally abnormally high. ...Read more

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Can a pintch nerve cause your blood pressure to be high?

Yes: The pain from a pinched nerve or any other pain in the body can cause your blood pressure to rise. When you experience pain, the body will increase the number of stress hormones, including adrenaline, and this can increase your blood pressure. ...Read more

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What can cause the bottom number of blood pressure to be high?

What can cause the bottom number of blood pressure to be high?

See details: How high is high? . It is still hypertension. The majority of patients have essential hypertension with the exact cause remaining unknown. There are several other causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the top number in your blood pressure to be high?

What are the causes of the top number in your blood pressure to be high?

Numerous: Anxiety, exertion, underlying typical blood pressure, thyroid llevels,

any of these can elevate the systolic blood pressure. ...Read more

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How high does blood pressure have to be to cause symptoms and what would they be?

Very severe: When BP exceeds 200/120, it approaches a level considered to be a hypertensive urgency or emergency. The symptoms can be angina (chest discomfort), heart failure (shortness of breath), or encephalopathy (confusion and sometimes headache). But understand: headache is common and is infrequently associated with high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What causes you dia on your blood pressure to be slighty high mine is staying around 86?

What causes you dia on your blood pressure to be slighty high mine is staying around 86?

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

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What are the causes of blood pressure to fluctuate many times during the day from "high" to relatively "normal"?

Not unusual: The blood pressure even when normal varies from minute to minute even. It is not uncommon for a patient in the dr.'s office to have a high blood pressure when that patient first comes in and for it to be lower later. Stress and activity will effect it. It is normal for the blood pressure to go up during and right after exertion. Some patients have more labile BP than others. ...Read more

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What could cause the diastole number of your blood pressure to ge too high?

What could cause the diastole number of your blood pressure to ge too high?

Diastolic BP: This is a measurement of the resistance of the blood vessels. The physiologic causes include high circulating renin which is a hormone that may come from the kidney. The high diastolic blood pressure can cause blood vessel damage in the brain, kidney, and heart muscle and needs to be lowered to less tha 90 to decrease the risk of such damage. ...Read more

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What food causes high blood pressure?

What food causes high blood pressure?

Many: A better answer is what foods can reverse high blood pressure. This includes the dash diet:
fruits: 4-5 servings/day
vegetables: 4-5 servings/day
whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day
dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day
meat (lean): 2 servings/day
lower dietary sodium intake
low fat (<6% of daily calories)
low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day)
low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day). ...Read more

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What is the cause of high blood pressure?

Genetics: 95% of all hypertension is genetically determined, with no reversibile cause. Less commonly, an adrenal tumor, call pheochromocytoma can cause high blood pressure, or a blockage in a kidney artery (renal artery stenosis). These are correctible. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of high blood pressure?

Mostly Genetics: The most common cause is called essential hypertension- 90% is of this type. This type is mostly from genetics. Some people are born with an inherent sensitivity to salt. So there is an environmental (diet, stress) component in some.
Other causes include a narrowing of the arteries supplying the kidneys called renal artery stenosis. Other causes are hormonal, obesity/metabolic, or certain meds. ...Read more

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What are the causes for high blood pressure to fluctuate randomly?

How much?: All bps normally fluctuate. BP meds can exaggerate this as they are absorbed and lower BP and wear off with release of BP control. Aging exaggerates it as blood vessel elasticity wanes. An extremely rare (1 in a million) tumor called pheochromocytoma can cause it -unlikely that you have that! ...Read more

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Wondering if high blood pressure cause miscarriages?

Wondering if high blood pressure cause miscarriages?

On yourself?: I would be more concerned with your advanced age for another pregnancy -- though high blood pressure is also a risk factor. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 150/92 high enough to cause a stroke?

Is a blood pressure of 150/92 high enough to cause a stroke?

MAYBE: This depends on the circumstances/age/general health or frailty of the patient. I doubt it would do so in a 19 yo but it deserves an evaluation, lifestyle/diet modification and likely treatment if it does not respond to lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old. My blood pressure was 110/90 is that too high or a cause for concern?

I'm 20 years old. My blood pressure was 110/90 is that too high or a cause for concern?

Pulse pressure is 20: Theoretically, the systemic pulse pressure can be conceptualized as being proportional to stroke volume, or the amount of blood ejected from the left ventricle during systole and inversely proportional to the compliance of the aorta, the difference b/t the two numbers is normal about 40. 20mmHg is too low. Retake it a few times, If it remains with a high diastolic of 90 or above, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughters blood pressure is 152/78.What could cause this and is that considered high?

My daughters blood pressure is 152/78.What could cause this and is that considered high?

Elevated BP: This can be a concern. The short answer is that it depends. High blood pressure is considered a resting blood pressure over 140/90. Many things can cause BP to be elevated such as exercise, stress, and caffeine. What is also important is the way that this is measured and the type of device. Three high readings on three different instances are typically enough to diagnose a person with hypertension ...Read more

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If a blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause inaccurate reading? Would reading be too high?

If a blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause inaccurate reading? Would reading be too high?

Yes & Yes: 19 y/o Female asks If blood pressure cuff is too small will it cause inaccurate reading? Would reading be too high? The Answers are Yes & Yes. If one is concerned about the cuff one should have BP checked in a proper Medical place by trained people to be sure. Best wishes ...Read more