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Can I get high blood pressure or low with anemia?

Can I get high blood pressure or low with anemia?

Usually low: blood pressure usually is independent of anemia If you have significant anemia then you can have low BP So there are many factors involved the degree of anemia, history of hypertension amount of protein in your blood system I usually do not see high BP with anemia but it can happen ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Might someone have high blood pressure and anemia at the same time?

Might someone have high blood pressure and anemia at the same time?

Yes: Hypertension is the pressure in your circulatory system, and anemia is related to the quality of your blood, not necessarily the blood volume. Both conditions require medical monitoring and treatment. ...Read more

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I am a 49 year old female with high blood pressure and additionally I ve recently been diagnosed as having iron dificent anemia I take 5 mg of ramipril in the mornings 12 5 mg of toperlol in the evenings for hbp additionally I ve started taking iron vitam

I am a 49 year old female with high blood pressure and additionally I ve recently been diagnosed as having iron dificent anemia I take 5 mg of ramipril in the mornings 12 5 mg of toperlol in the evenings for hbp additionally I ve started taking iron vitam

Additional iron supp: Your doctor can make sure that your blood pressure is controlled. If you have a mild iron deficiency you may need to take an iron supplement by itself. Most vitamins do not have enough iron in them so pick up something like ferrous gluconate over-the-counter and take that twice-daily. Check with your dr. To make sure that is okay. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure / anemia, I recently had blood and platelet transfusion after giving birth. I have horizontal ridges on 10 hand nails?

I have high blood pressure / anemia, I recently had blood and platelet transfusion after giving birth. I have horizontal ridges on 10 hand nails?

Beau's lines: horizontal ridges in nails are known as Beau's lines and often indicate an interruption of the nail growth for a period of time. This growth lapse is usually due to significant illness or malnutrition but possibly could reflect severe anemia for a period of time. If health maintained the lines should grow out over time ...Read more

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Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...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?

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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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. Daniel Lebowitz
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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