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Does high blood pressure make your eye red?

Does high blood pressure make your eye red?

Generally No: Hypertension mainly affects the blood vessels in the back of the eye in the retina. Occasionally with extreme and rapid increases in blood pressure, a small vessel can rupture in the conjunctiva over the white part of the eye (sclera) causing a dramatic red spot. Best to be checked soon. ...Read more

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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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Could high blood pressure make your eyes red?

Could high blood pressure make your eyes red?

No: Most high blood pressure will not show up on the eye surface but may affect vessels in the back of the eye. A red eye is due to some other surface cause like bleeding , infection, allergy, etc. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure make your teeth hurt?

No: Other problems exdental infection/problem or sinus infection can. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure make your skin itch?

Can high blood pressure make your skin itch?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily but the meds given to treat the condition can. ...Read more

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Does red bull raise your blood pressure?

Does red bull raise your blood pressure?

Yes: Most energy drinks like red bull contain caffeine which can raise your blood pressure. Some also contain other chemicals such as taurine which can also increase blood pressure in some people. ...Read more

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If. Your skin gets red does That mean your blood pressure is high?

If. Your skin gets red does That mean your blood pressure is high?

Only: In the cartoons. Actually it depends. If it is only one body part probably not. If you get angry and are boiling mad and red all over possibly. But what happens when you blush? Generally I'd say it is not necessarily an indicator of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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How does high blood pressure affect your vision?

How does high blood pressure affect your vision?

See below: High blood pressure can cause vision loss if high enough. High blood pressure is also a risk factor for retinal vein occlusions. Control your blood pressure for your eyes and for your overall health. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure affect your vision?

Could high blood pressure affect your vision?

Unlikely: The vessels of the eye generally are not affected by ordinary levels of high blood pressure. If the systolic approaches 200 and the diastolic gets over 160 - very dangerous levels - then there could be bleeding in the retina or fluid leaks which can alter vision. Levels this high can lead to strokes in the brain that can also affect vision. ...Read more

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How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

How does someone increase your blood pressure if blood pressure is low?

Fluids, medication: Replacing fluids and electrolytes are the most common causes. Sometimes the adrenal glands are not functioning and certain steroids need to be replaced. ...Read more

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Do eye drops make your blood pressure go up?

Do eye drops make your blood pressure go up?

Certain ones can: Phenylephrine dilating drop, especially 10%, can elevate blood pressure and should be used cautiously when the blood pressure is already high. Systemic absorption of drops can be reduced by closing off the tear duct immediately after instillation of the drop. ...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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What is the correct eye drop for red eye high blood pressure?

What  is the correct eye drop for red eye high blood pressure?

No drops until exam: I would not reccomend any eye drops until a complete ophthalmologic exam is performed. There are many reasons why one may have a red eye. 1. Allergy, 2. Infection, 3. Iritis, 4. Episcleritis, 5. Sub-conjunctival hemmorhage, 6. Glaucoma. Each of these diagnosis would require a different form of treatment an immediate exam is warranted. ...Read more

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Why does your blood pressure fluctuate?

Why does your blood pressure fluctuate?

It needs to adjust: If it didn't you would faint every time you stood up. It needs to adjust to gravity and temperature as well as other conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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. Andrew Berry
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more