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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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How long does it take high BP to cause a stroke?

How long does it take high BP to cause a stroke?

Many years: For high BP to cause vascular disease of the head and neck vessels. If high enough can have immediate bleed - hemorrhagic stroke. Keep BP under control. See stroke. Org for risk factors. ...Read more

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Can high BP average 145/95 cause lightheadedness on a constant basis?

Can high BP average 145/95 cause lightheadedness on a constant basis?

Usually not: A blood pressure in that range does not normally cause symptoms. There is probably another reason for your dizziness. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I had an acute cough from 6days and last night I had high bp. I have no histroy of high bp. What is the possible cause of this?

I had an acute cough from 6days and last night I had high bp. I have no histroy of high bp. What is the possible cause of this?

Med/decongest/nsaids: If you have had a cough for a week and you are taking otc anti cough/ decongestants, and/ or non steroidals (alev, motrin, etc), that may be enough to increase your BP (if in fact your BP is high, as there are many errors when you measure BP yourself without the guideline of a professional. ...Read more

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What diagnostics should I get to determine cause/complications related to uncontrolled high bp? 33 year old woman on 3 BP meds.

What diagnostics should I get to determine cause/complications related to uncontrolled high bp? 33 year old woman on 3 BP meds.

Not your job: That is not in any way your job or responsibility. This unusual situation demands a thorough medical evaluation with a good family doctor or your cardiologist. They will be checking all kinds of things including hormones, kidney functions, blood cell counts and the list goes on and on. ...Read more

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Earlier I asked question about low bp but just checked it & its 159 someone tells me that's high so what is normal bp? And what caused high bp?

Earlier I asked question about low bp but just checked it & its 159 someone tells me that's high so what is normal bp? And what caused high bp?

BP: High is over 140/80. However we don't make much of one reading. If you check your numbers at rest and they are consistently over that number then you should talk with your provider. ...Read more

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I am a 40 year old virgin and watching too much of porn for the last few weeks. Since then my BP is going out of normal. Is that cause of high BP?

I am a 40 year old virgin and watching too much of porn for the last few weeks. Since then my BP is going out of normal. Is that cause of high BP?

Monitor BP: Certainly a slight increase in BP can occur due to sexual excitement; however, this may just be coincidental. I suggest purchasing a good digital BP monitor and checking your BP 3x/day (morning, noon and bedtime) without porn stimulation. If BP remains high (greater than 140/90- it is time for medicine. ...Read more

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What causes brain hemorrhages if not high bp?

What causes brain hemorrhages if not high bp?

Many: An anuerysim, infections, tumors, trauma, atrophy of brain can put tension on vessels and make them vulnerable, medications such as blood thinners, . ...Read more

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High BP 135/95 wt 70kg ht 6 ft and age 23 cause??

High BP 135/95 wt 70kg ht 6 ft and age 23 cause??

Over active thyroid,: stress, familial hypertension could be the cause. Sometimes the cause is not known. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are causes/remedies for high BP at young age?

What are causes/remedies for high BP at young age?

Not so young: If this is you, you are at a very common age for hypertension to start. The cause is not really known. Exercise and weight loss (if you are overweight) sometimes takes care of it but most people require medication. There are many choices of medication, all quite useful, and your doctor can help you decide. Please don't ignore the problem which can lead to heart attack or stroke later on. ...Read more

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How long does it take for high BP to cause irreversible damage?

How long does it take for high BP to cause irreversible damage?

Depends: Very high blood pressures (malignant hypertension or hypertensive emergency) could cause irreversible damage to organs immediately. Untreated high blood pressure could cause irreversible damage to organs over months or years. Most commonly affected organs include eyes, nervous and cardiovascular systems, and kidneys. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of high BP at young age. And its can be cure at young age. If high BP is due to anxity.

Many causes: Hypertension (blood pressure) is defined as two separate blood pressure measurements over 140/90 mmgh. Blood pressure usually fluctuates through out the day. Essential hypertension is the most common cause amongst adults. The incidence increases with age. "secondary" causes of hypertension are uncommon should be considered by your physician. ...Read more

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Will low iodine cause salt cravings and high bp?

Will low iodine cause salt cravings and high bp?

No: Iodine is added to salt to help prevent goiter (thyroid deficiency) because it's an easy way to introduce iodine into the population. It has nothing to do with salt per se. Nor will it affect your bp. ...Read more

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Does keflex 500 mg twice a day cause high BP or low bp?

Does keflex 500 mg twice a day cause high BP or low bp?

None: Keflex is an antibiotic. It should not interfere with your blood pressure. The condition that you take Keflex for might. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with lvh, but no high bp, going for echo, what could be the cause?

Diagnosed with lvh, but no high bp, going for echo, what could be the cause?

Heart valve problem: Lvh (left ventricular hypertrophy) could be due to aortic stenosis, aortic insufficiency, or hypertension, long standing of mitral insufficiency can cause also. Need echo to diagnose. ...Read more

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Female, 26. I constantly swell all over. No high bp, keep my sodium under 1500mg/ day, 8 cups of water/ day. What causes this?

Female, 26. I constantly swell all over. No high bp, keep my sodium under 1500mg/ day, 8 cups of water/ day. What causes this?

More info needed: You should see your doctor for a full evaluation. The most worrisome, yet uncommon, causes of swelling could be kidney or heart disease. More common, and less concerning, could be 1) unknown sources of sodium (you may be surprised if you read all the labels of food) or 2) peri-menstrual bloating. More urgent evaluation is needed if short of breath, scant urine, weak, dizzy, chest pain. ...Read more

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My husband had an unstoppable and profuse nosebleed. He doesn't have high bp, but it was high at the time. What could be the cause?

My husband had an unstoppable and profuse nosebleed. He doesn't have high bp, but it was high at the time. What could be the cause?

Possible causes: Nose bleed reasons: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / Cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more

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I had a bad headache and it "felt" like my BP was high. Can we "feel" high BP and would it cause a headache? Surprisingly my BP was only 112/75.

I had a bad headache and it "felt" like my BP was high. Can we "feel" high BP and would it cause a headache? Surprisingly my BP was only 112/75.

BP can cause HA.: Elevated blood pressure numbers, possibly as low as 140/80 if said numbers increase rapidly, can cause a headache. But not all headaches are due to high blood pressure numbers. If this recurs, you may want to investigate other causes of your headache. Those blood pressure numbers are really quite good. ...Read more

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Elderly hypertensive woman always has high BP only in the mornings and it goes down to near normal in about 2hrs even without drugs. What causes it?

Very interesting: To help us wake up with energy for the day, our bodies put out hormones that can go too far & increase bp. Healthy folk enjoy this. Weakened cardiovascular folk don't and it can kill them. Many heart attacks happen upon waking for this reason. Ask the doctor to find a BP med that has a longer half-life (micardis (telmisartan) hct is one). ...Read more

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Can testosterone cause high bp?

Can testosterone cause high bp?

If it's too high. .: Your own natural level of testosterone shouldn't affect your blood pressure. However, if you take supplemental testosterone to treat hypogonadism and your level is above what your body likes, then high blood pressure is a possible side effect, along w/change in mood for worse, hair loss, prostate enlargement, male breasts, excess blood count, decrease in HDL (good) cholesterol, etc. ...Read more

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High bp cause 18ml of bleeding occurs in midbrain. Have any problem?

High bp cause 18ml of bleeding occurs in midbrain. Have any problem?

Hi BP/brain bleed: This is a medical emergency Please call 911 and go to ER ASAP. Usually associated with loss of consciousness, cranial nerve abnormalities may have seizures, abnormal breathing, Rarely will try open evacuation at times will put in drain to relieve brain pressure. Go to ER NOW ...Read more

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My sister has high BP and diabetes and last summer she fell unconscious. What caused this?

My sister has high BP and diabetes and last summer she fell unconscious. What caused this?

Bp, dm: People with high BP and Diabetes can pass out for many reasons, many of those reasons have nothing to do with the BP and DM. No way we can tell you with any degree of high probability what caused her specific problem. ...Read more

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I'm taking verapamil for headaches. Can it cause high bp? I know it's supposed to treat high bp...

I'm taking verapamil for headaches. Can it cause high bp? I know it's supposed to treat high bp...

No: It doesn't cause high blood pressure. Be sure you're measuring the BP when you are at basal conditions: relaxed, not in pain (not having a headache), relaxed, resting for 10 minutes. Be sure your BP measurement device is accurate (check it against a standard). ...Read more

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What can cause high BP and low pulse. Mom had BP of 180/88 and pulse of 48.She is on BP medications.

ISH: The elevation in pulse pressure in patients is primarily due to diminished arterial compliance
ISH is associated with a two- to fourfold increase in the risk of myocardial infarction, left ventricular hypertrophy, renal dysfunction, stroke, and cardiovascular mortality
Even in patients who also have diastolic hypertension, the cardiovascular risk correlates more closely with the systolic ...Read more

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Hi Can high sugar cause high BP. Wanna know else will as my father to see a dr right away...pls help. Thanks?

Yes: Elevated blood sugar is associated with insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome. High BP and high blood sugars are hallmark of this condition. Elevated BS leads to impaired endothelium and vasoconstriction. See my website Drcynthia. Com. 818-842-1410 ...Read more

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What cause blackouts I have been blacking out a couple of times. Can anyone tell me I have high BP and depression?

What cause blackouts I have been blacking out a couple of times. Can anyone tell me I have high BP and depression?

Syncope: If you are truly experiencing a loss of consciousness then it can either be from a cardiac or neurologic cause or both combined. If it is neurologic then a seizure would be the most likely cause.
If it is related to BP then neurocardiogenic syncope could be the cause. However, it happens when the BP drops without a corresponding rise in the pulse rate especially with a change in posture. ...Read more

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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more