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Does chest tightness relate to high blood pressure?

Does chest tightness relate to high blood pressure?

Maybe: "chest tightness" is a worrisome symptom because it is often used to describe what people feel when their heart isn't getting enough circulation (angina). If one has angina, high blood pressure, which forces the heart to work harder, will make it worse. If the chest tightness is due to something else (say, indigestion for example), hbp won't affect it. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 reversable ischemia give u high blood pressure or low blood pressure? Can anxiety give you stomach spasms?

Does reversable ischemia give u high blood pressure or low blood pressure? Can anxiety give you stomach spasms?

Ischemia : Reversible ischemia is a term used to describe findings on a nuclear stress test which reflect an arterial narrowing . Elevated BP is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure give angina type chest pain?

Can high blood pressure give angina type chest pain?

Yes!: Angina type pain comes when the muscle of the heart gets stretched or the heart perceives it is not getting enough oxygen. Even high blood pressure without coronary artery disease can cause angina type pain, but you must first make sure there is no CAD and must make sure to control the blood pressure! most people with high blood pressure however have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Why does high blood pressure cause thumping in the head?

Why does high blood pressure cause thumping in the head?

Doesn't : It usually doesn't. If you have thumping, you may be hearing your arterial pulse. This isn't as rare as it may seem, since the carotid artery anatomically traverses the bone that houses your inner ear. If your hearing thru air is reduced (by a cold, let's say), then the conduction thru bone is augmented. ...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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Tachycardia, high blood pressure, occasional chest pain, dizzy. Can I drive to er?

Tachycardia, high blood pressure, occasional chest pain, dizzy. Can I drive to er?

No: You would be at risk for a serious automobile accident. Have someone drive you, or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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Can costochondritis cause high blood pressure?

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

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Why does pulse rate increase with decreased blood pressure to point of fainting?

Why does pulse rate increase with decreased blood pressure to point of fainting?

Reflex: If your pressure is inadequate to sustain organ perfusion, the bodies alarm system (sympathetic nervous system; fight or flight) send out the message to speed up the heart rate and constrict the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Can a pulled chest muscle cause high blood pressure?

Chest pain: Pulled chest muscle would not cause chronic hypertension. ...Read more

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What factors does garlic have which leads to high blood pressure and tension to decrease?

Blood pressure: There actually is a small pilot study which suggests that the allicin in garlic can lower blood pressure. This is not a rigorous scientific study and none has yet been done that i could find. Tension? No study either..... ...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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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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Hi doctors, is blood preasure related to chest pain? 115/73 pulse 75 or can you have normal bp with chest pain.

Hi doctors, is blood preasure related to chest pain?  115/73  pulse 75 or can you have normal bp with chest pain.

Sometimes: sometimes a higher than normal blood pressure can be associated with chest pain but you have feel perfectly fine as well depending on your particular circumstances. BP has to be measured since symptoms are an unreliable predictor of how your BP is. ...Read more

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Does feeling pain increase your blood pressure?

Does feeling pain increase your blood pressure?

Pain and BP: Increased blood pressure can readily be a symptom of pain, especially when it is not controlled or it is anticipatory. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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. Thomas Fiala
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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