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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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My husband has high blood pressure cab he take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

My husband has high blood pressure cab he take benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in HTN: Yes he can, but let his doctor know. ...Read more

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Can the any of these medications be causing high blood pressure? Benadryl? Phenagran? And or reglan (metoclopramide)?

Can the any of these medications be causing high blood pressure? Benadryl? Phenagran? And or reglan (metoclopramide)?

All could be: If you look at the possible side effect profile for each of the drugs you mentioned, high blood pressure is listed as a possible side effect for each one. Side effect profiles for drugs are very patient dependent and very hard to predict. Sometimes starting and stopping medications in an orderly fashion can determine if one is causing the undesired side effect. Talk with your doc. ...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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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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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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Can adalat (nifedipine) cause high blood pressure?

Can adalat (nifedipine) cause high blood pressure?

Just the opposite.: Adalat (nifedipine) is a calcium channel blocking drug which lowers blood pressure. If you are taking it for hypertension, and your blood pressure has not responded, either you require a higher dose of the medication or you require the addition of another drug. ...Read more

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Can albuterol or sickness cause high blood pressure?

Can albuterol or sickness cause high blood pressure?

High blood pressure: Yep. Albuterol (as used for asthma and other lung diseases) could cause transient elevation of heart rate and blood pressure. "Sickness" is pretty vague, but just about any feeling of discomfort could cause blood pressure to go up. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause high blood pressure and if so is it a temp effect till anxiety gets under control?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause high blood pressure and if so is it a temp effect till anxiety gets under control?

Lexapro (escitalopram): In premarketing studies, hypertension was reported as a possible cardiovascular effect with lexapro (escitalopram). The incidence was unspecified. They did not explain whether this was temporary or not, but it has not been a common side effect in postmarketing studies. Anxiety can increase your bp. ...Read more

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Can an injection into my knee cause high blood pressure? The injection was five days ago...Bp soared to 236/116 four days after the shot.

Can an injection into my knee cause high blood pressure? The injection was five days ago...Bp soared to 236/116 four days after the shot.

Unlikely but..: Make sure your BP machine is working ok. Unlikely that a cortisone shot into the joint would increased BP but pain might increase bp, also if cortisone shot was into the tissues instead of joint it is possible that it would have a small effect on bp. But it sounds most likely that 5 days later, an elevation in your BP is most likely due to something else. ...Read more

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Can topamax (topiramate) help for other ha's besides miagranes & can this medication cause high blood pressure or any serous problems? I take 2x a day 25mg each

Can topamax (topiramate) help for other ha's besides miagranes & can this medication cause high blood pressure or any serous problems? I take 2x a day 25mg each

Clusters also: Topamax (topiramate) can also be used to treat cluster headaches. As with any medication side effects are possible. The most common side effects fortopamax are numbness & tingling, fatigue, taste change, weight loss, difficutly with concentration/memory. This if course, is not a complete list. Check the insert that came with your rx for complete list of side effects. Elevated BP is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants cause high blood pressure?

Can antidepressants cause high blood pressure?

Generally no,: But there are many antidepressants out there. It would be helpful if you were asking about a specific one and we could answer better. There are some that can cause minor EKG changes, there is one that can cause a significant increase in blood pressure but it isn't used much anymore. Antidepressants are often used with people who have hypertension so it is not considered an aggravating factor. ...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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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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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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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. Creighton Wright
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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