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What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

Headaches: Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as:
- when did it start?
- how often do they happen?
- are they getting more frequent or more painful?
- how long do they last?
- what does the headache feel like and can you point to it?
- does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day?
- what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache?
- have you had any big life changes?
- how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising?
- are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much?

Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 during and after surgery?

What causes high blood pressure during and after surgery?

Adrenaline: The period surrounding surgery is potentially fraught with opportunities for adrenaline surges, e.g., fear, anxiety, pain. This may be accompanied by fast heart rate, high blood pressure, irregular heart beats. ...Read more

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Can CRPS be the cause of high blood pressure? Never had a problem before- CRPS in foot following fx, surgery. Dr a bit concerned.

Can CRPS be the cause of high blood pressure? Never had a problem before- CRPS in foot following fx, surgery. Dr a bit concerned.

YES: CRPS is a dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system, and as such can be involved with multiple organs. One example is the kidney, which does play a role in blood pressure regulation. In end-stage CRPS, the intractable hypertension changes to orthostatic hypotension. If your doctor is concerned, maybe you should consult a specialist in hypertension management. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of high blood pressure?

What are the most common causes of high blood pressure?

Several things: Essential HTN is most common cause. This refers to basically a combination of family tendency an such things as weight gain, high salt intake. Smoking & alcohol contribute to high blood pressure, as can diabetes.Less common are secondary causes such as from renal disease, hyperaldosteronism,
pheochromocytoma and so on. Basic evaluation should include labs, urinalysis and ecg. Rx w/diet, exercise, meds. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high blood pressure at a young age?

Familial or disease: Familial HTN is likely other reasons could vary from diet, kidney artery stenosis, tumours that are hormone producing causing BP like pheochromocytoma endocrine tumours. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high blood pressure in a young man?

What are the causes of high blood pressure in a young man?

Many causes: The degree of high BP and response to treatment is the key, . Obtain 5 - 10 readings and see what the average is. From there one treats, but in the absence of being overweight, essential hypertension is the most likely cause, ie, it occurs and no specific cause is identified. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of high blood pressure?

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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Can you please list the common causes of high blood pressure?

Can you please list the common causes of high blood pressure?

Primary or secondary: Blood pressure can be categorized as primary or secondary. Most high blood pressure is primary or "essential" hypertension. The mechanism of essential hypertension is poorly understood. Approximately 15% of hypertension is secondary to another illness such as endocrine tumor, renal tumor, or renal artery stenosis. Secondary hypertension is more common if the hypertension is severe. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of high blood pressure? Can it be prevented?

What are the main causes of high blood pressure? Can it be prevented?

HTN: Primary causes - you are born with it.
Secondary - renal, endocrine, etc - treat the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure after gallbladder removal?

Hypertension: And gallbladder removal itself are not related. If you are having pain from the surgery, that could make your BP go higher. Consult with your surgeon if it persists despite pain meds. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood pressure?

What can cause high blood pressure?

Different causes: Many factors contribute to this:
Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP
Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant
Stimulants (Caffeine)
Stress
Genetics and enviornmental factors ...Read more

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What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of high BP. Aging and hardening of arteries are the most common causes. Very few have cure. The treatments can be directed to the specific causes, if known. However, essential hypertension is one when the cause is unknown. Most high BP can be controlled but not cured by behavioral treatment, lifestyle modification, diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. ...Read more

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Would high blood pressure cause a heavier flow?

Would high blood pressure cause a heavier flow?

Probably not.: Uncontrolled high blood pressure might play a minor role, if any, in heavy periods - more important to ask gynecologist to check for other causes. ...Read more

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How is high blood pressure caused in the first place?

How is high blood pressure caused in the first place?

Man causes: Many common causes include:
a diet high in fat and cholesterol
not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough
being overweight
a family history of high blood pressure
tobacco use
stress
some birth control medicines
kidney and hormone problems. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure in a young man in his 20's?

What causes high blood pressure in a young man in his 20's?

Genes, aldosterone,: From 15-35% of hypertension results from secondary causes (excess hormones, abnormal blood vessels). This is more likely to be the case in a young person, especially if no family history of high blood pressure. If your BP is verified as high, secondary causes should be evaluated, and if ruled out, treated with lifestyle changes and if necessary, medicines. ...Read more

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Are there medications that could cause high blood pressure?

Are there medications that could cause high blood pressure?

Yes: Absolutely! There are multiple medicines that can raise blood pressure. Generally any medicine that has stimulant properties can cause your BP to go up. Rarely, albuterol can cause a transient rise in blood preessure. Are you taking anything else? ...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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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

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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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Does high blood pressure cause migranes?

Does high blood pressure cause migranes?

Yes it may: Migraine and hypertension are common conditions that frequently coexist. The relastionship between the two is usually coincidental, but some evidence suggests that poor control of blood pressure may exacerbate the frequency and severity of migraine. ...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?

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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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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. Tanya Russo
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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