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What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

What would cause a severe headache located behind the left ear at the base of the skull. Pain meds haven't helped. Now what? Medical history: heart surgery, diabetic, high blood pressure

Headaches: Headaches and their causes can be complicated, difficult diagnoses to make. With your past history of diabetes and high blood pressure, you should make an appointment with your doctor for a complete evaluation as soon as possible. You doctor will take a thorough history and do a neurological evaluation to try and find out what is causing your symptoms. You may want to think about the answers to some of the questions they may ask you such as:
- when did it start?
- how often do they happen?
- are they getting more frequent or more painful?
- how long do they last?
- what does the headache feel like and can you point to it?
- does it occur around the same time at night or does it ever happen during the day?
- what other symptoms do you have and when do they occur in regards to the headache?
- have you had any big life changes?
- how is your lifestyle? Are you getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising?
- are you taking any medications? Do you drink caffeine and how much?

Answering these questions may help your doctor figure out what is causing your headaches, whether it is a serious problem or not, and how to help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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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I have sinus and ear infection. What OTC can I take for symptom relief, that won't affect my high blood pressure or interfere with my bp medicine?

I have sinus and ear infection. What OTC can I take for symptom relief, that won't affect my high blood pressure or interfere with my bp medicine?

Saline wash: Use a saline nasal wash twice a day and an anti-histaminic--zyrtec or claritin.
The sinus wash --made by neil will help a lot. ...Read more

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My right side ear and neck hurt and feel tense. I was diagnosed with High Blood pressure, but I'm only 21 what could be the reason?

My right side ear and neck hurt and feel tense. I was diagnosed with High Blood pressure, but I'm only 21 what could be the reason?

Behavior at any age:: Study the several links in: https://doctorbeta. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/6620644. I have answered many more questions on topic in HealthTap. Com over time. BP is under brain control, sec by sec, 24/7: a result of the combination of peripheral arterioles (~20, 000 in adult of ~150 lbs) degree of constriction (termed Total Peripheral Resistance) combined with heart output. Pain/Anger/Fear all ↑BP. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and work out with heavy weights. Lately at the work my face gets red and I get bad pressure in my ears? And have to stop.

I have high blood pressure and work out with heavy weights. Lately at the work my face gets red and I get bad pressure in my ears? And have to stop.

Take action...: How high? Are you taking medications for blood pressure? May ne medications are not enogh. Either you increase the dose or add another one. Do you have chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath at rest or on exertion? .....Back to your doctor asap.
Do not wait. You do not want stroke or heart attack? ...Read more

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From the symtoms listed below what could possibly be the most likely causes my girlfriend & I just found out she's pregnet but she's exspirencing a ringing in both her ears, dizzyness, sweating, allmost past out. She has a history of high blood pressure. 39

From the symtoms listed below what could possibly be the most likely causes my girlfriend & I just found out she's pregnet but she's exspirencing a ringing in both her ears, dizzyness, sweating, allmost past out. She has a history of high blood pressure. 39

She: She needs to be examined immediately by a doctor if she is having ringing in her ears, dizziness, diaphoresis (sweating), and almost passing out and has a history of high blood pressure. She needs to be examined immediately as she is pregnant. She should not drive herself. Please have her evaluated immediately by a doctor. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure cause your ears to ring?

Tinnitus and BP: Tinnitus, or ringing in your ears, can indeed be made more noticeable by high blood pressure. Also, some of the diuretics, like lasix, (furosemide) which are occasionally prescribed for hypertension may cause or worsen tinnitus. This effect usually subsides when the medication is stopped. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. Why do my ears feel clogged when upset?

I have high blood pressure. Why do my ears feel clogged when upset?

Unknown: But some people with high blood pressure experience symptoms like what you describe, including headaches, a full feeling in the head, and throbbing or full sensation of the ears. This might mean that your blood pressure needs better control! ...Read more

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Can I take ginkgo biloba if I'm taking amlodpine besylate for high blood pressure? I have ringing in my ears I heard that ginkgo biloba would help.

Can I take ginkgo biloba if I'm taking amlodpine besylate for high blood pressure? I have ringing in my ears I heard that ginkgo biloba would help.

No: First make sure your blood pressure is well controlled and not having wild fluctuations. Then see ENT dr re the ringing called tinnitus. Ginko can cause BP to go up. The only natrual remedy I know for tinnitus is lipoflavinoids. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure cause ringing in the ears?

Could high blood pressure cause ringing in the ears?

See your doctor: If you have high blood pressure you need to see your doctor to get it under control. If you have tinnitis there are many things that may help with that from special exercises to finding the cause and treating it. ...Read more

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A zumbed (zumba) in the ear always is meaning high blood pressure?

A zumbed (zumba) in the ear always is meaning high blood pressure?

Unclear: Perhaps you wouldn't mind rephrasing your concern. I'll be happy to get back to you. A sensation of "pounding" may be related to hbp. But, a ringing or buzzing or hissing sound, with or without loss of hearing, should be evaluated by an md or audiologist. You are a bit young to have tinnitus, so getting an evaluation would be wise! An ear, nose and throat md would be appropriate. Good luck! ...Read more

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Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Many question marks: Yet no question to really answer. The question you are trying to ask has remained behind in your head instead of on the paper in order for any of us to be able to see so we can answer it for you. ...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 you get high blood pressure by your head hurting a lot?

Can you get high blood pressure by your head hurting a lot?

See below: Pain of any type will raise your BP whether it's in your head, foot, or anywhere else. But don't confuse that with the disease of "hypertension" which is a persistently elevated BP at rest over time (when you're not hurting or stressed). ...Read more

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I been getting head ache every night for awhile I do have high blood pressure could that be it?

Yes: Yes, sometimes poorly controlled high blood pressure can lead to a headache. It would be a good idea to get your blood pressure checked and talk to your doctor if it is elevated. There are also many other causes of headaches, such as stress, infections, and eye strain. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's better to have low blood pressure or high blood pressure with a head injury?

Wondering if it's better to have low blood pressure or high blood pressure with a head injury?

Normal or high: In terms of a severe closed injury, low blood pressure is correlated with a poorer outcome. With milder forms of head injury, it is less significant. ...Read more

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My mom head hurts when she sits down or bends down. Doctor said she has migraines. What could it be high blood pressure?

My mom head hurts when she sits down or bends down. Doctor said she has migraines. What could it be high blood pressure?

Further evaluation: If her head hurts ONLY when she is in certain position, that is not a migraine and deserves further evaluation. Certainly, elevated blood pressure can create positional headaches but if these are fairly new symptoms, again, she should seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I get lightheaded a lot had normal MRI 4-18-13 & normal mra dec2012 no high blood pressure or any other health problems is this bad? & head pain

Why do I get lightheaded a lot had normal MRI 4-18-13 & normal mra dec2012 no high blood pressure or any other health problems is this bad? & head pain

May be BP problem: You have symptoms that suggest a problem called autonomic insufficiency (dizzy spells, passing out, headaches). This is common in young women. Essentially the brain can misread the signals being sent by the heart and blood vessels and cause the pulse to go fast (or slow) and the blood pressure to fall making you lightheaded. A tilt table test can diagnose this problem. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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Which part of head aches in low or high blood pressure?

Which part of head aches in low or high blood pressure?

No specific: Part, but commonly "pressure" is fellt in the back of the skull or on the temples, sometimes g=behind the eys: but neither low nor high BP always causes any symptom. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause extreme head ache?

Can high blood pressure cause extreme head ache?

Absolutely: Actually one of the most common causes for headache. If any other symptoms: blurred vision, nausea, chest pain and depending upon how high is the blood pressure I would suggest that you seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain at the base of your skull in back of head? Age 61. High blood pressure medication. Male, active, otherwise healthy,

What could be the cause of pain at the base of your skull in back of head? Age 61. High blood pressure medication. Male, active, otherwise healthy,

Many possibilities: I would not try to make the diagnosis yourself. You need to see a physican and tell your story. They may then order labs and other tests to define the problkem. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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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