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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Does high blood pressure cause head problems?

Does high blood pressure cause head problems?

Depends upon: What you mean by head problems. High blood pressure, not controlled, can cause headaches, blindness, and even strokes and death. Is that enough problems to stimulate you to take better control of your blood pressure? By the way, hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can increase your risks of diabetes and cholesterol abnormalities. There are other better blood pressure medications available. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause high blood pressure or does high blood pressure cause anxiety?

Can anxiety cause high blood pressure or does high blood pressure cause anxiety?

Both: Both can cause both, buts its good medicne to exclude organic causes first before you blame your hypertension on anxiety. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure medicine cause hypothyroidism?

Can high blood pressure medicine cause hypothyroidism?

BP meds and thyroid: All anti-hypertensive medications, used only to treat it have no effect on the thryoid gland. Amieorderone, which is used to treat irregular heart beats can cause hypothryodism. So, if you are not on it, any thryorid hypoactivity is probably not caused by your blood pressure medicines. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure be a sign of kidney problem.

Can high blood pressure be a sign of kidney problem.

Hi BP sign of CKD?: 43 F from CA asks Can high blood pressure be a sign of kidney (K )problem. ANS: Yes. But it depends on the type of kidney disease. The most severe BP will be if you have a narrowing of one of the arteries to K. Every time you lose a bit of kidney from some diseases BP goes up and salt 2 much salt is the key. Salt will drive BP very high I specialize in this . Happy to do 2nd opinion and help. ...Read more

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Is it worse to have high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Is it worse to have high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

High blood pressure: Hypertension is a validated major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and requires thoughtful and effective treatment. Most cases of low blood pressure are benign unless accompanied by dizziness or altered consciousness. ...Read more

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Can thyroid disease cause sudden high blood pressure?

Can thyroid disease cause sudden high blood pressure?

Yes: An over active thyroid can released excess thyroid hormone into your bloodstream potentially raising blood pressure.Alternatively a sluggish thyroid can cause low blood pressure as one's metabolism is too low. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause high blood pressure?

Does diabetes cause high blood pressure?

Sort of : Hypertension occurs alongside type 2 diabetes frequently. I would not say diabetes "causes" hypertention. They occur together as part of a syndrome, which includes abdominal obesity, abnormal lipids. If diabetes causes kidney disease, that can cause hypertension. ...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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Can it be that a blood sugar reading of 215 cause low blood pressure?

No: Very high blood sugars cause an osmotic diuresis which will cause low blood pressure (even shock) but 215 isn't high enough unless it's been there for a very long time and you're not drinking fluids normally. ...Read more

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Can l-tyrosine cause a blood pressure spike?

Can l-tyrosine cause a blood pressure spike?

Not usually: Studies in animals and humans suggest that tyrosine with reduce diastolic blood pressure, instead of increasing anything. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause gum disease?

Does high blood pressure cause gum disease?

No: It cannot cause it; however, some high blood pressure medicine, the calcium-channel blockers like norvasc, (amlodipine) can cause your gums to swell. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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. Bernard Seif
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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