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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

Dr. William Walsh
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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 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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Should blood pressure be higher sitting down or standing up. Wat causes low blood pressure.

Should blood pressure be higher sitting down or standing up. Wat causes low blood pressure.

Standing (at first): When you stand, less blood returns from the legs --> lowers cardiac output --> lowers blood pressure. This should be a minor and transient effect. If you have problems with orthostatic hypotension, though, the blood pressure drop may be more severe & prolonged, and may even result in dizziness or in extreme cases fainting. ...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's the risk in lowest blood pressure and high blood pressure too.

What's the risk in lowest blood pressure and high blood pressure too.

Blood pressure: Most common problem with too low of blood pressure is dizziness and possibly passing out. Weakness or fatigue may also occur. Too high of a blood-pressure may lead to vascular disease, stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, etc. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure during and after surgery?

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What causes high blood pressure during and after surgery?

Adrenaline: The period surrounding surgery is potentially fraught with opportunities for adrenaline surges, e.g., fear, anxiety, pain. This may be accompanied by fast heart rate, high blood pressure, irregular heart beats. ...Read more

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Blood pressure head ache?

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Blood pressure head ache?

Possibly: High blood pressure can cause headaches, dizziness, or blurry vision. As these symptoms accrue, the risk of letting the high blood pressure continue increases dramatically; i would see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is tingle in temple from high blood pressure?

It is possible: It is possible but there could be other causes ex breathing too quick from anxiety. ...Read more

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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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If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read more

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Should my blood pressure be higher or lower when I'm standing in comparison to my sitting blood pressure?

Lower: When you stand, your pressure will transiently be lower until your body equilibrates. A drop of up to 10 mmHg of systolic pressure is normal (it takes the body a few seconds to adapt to the gravitational change). ...Read more

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Blood pressure is higher and headaches?

Blood pressure is higher and headaches?

Headaches and HBP: sy or may not be related. If u have headaches when BP is high and not when it is not them I suggest they are related in you. ...Read more

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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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Is blood pressure 108/80 good? And how low of a blood pressure too low?

Is blood pressure 108/80 good? And how low of a blood pressure too low?

That's fine: Young females tend to have lower blood pressure. Some people may have blood pressure's 90/60 and feel fine. The main concern is the development of dizziness, weakness or fatigue. Occasional dizziness with standing may be normal, as long as dizziness passes within a minute or so. Go to er if passing out, or persistent dizziness. ...Read more

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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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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 ?

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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Why would i be do shaky and light headed with high blood pressure?

How high: Hard to say. How high is the bp? When did you start labetalol? Maybe the BP came down too fast already? Did you get dehydrated in the heat? ...Read more

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Feeling very shaky and light headed, was diagnosed recently with high blood pressure?

Feeling very shaky and light headed, was diagnosed recently with high blood pressure?

RE-CHECK: Good day. Possiblities are BP still high. BP gone too low or body trying to cope with change in pressure if you had undiagnosed BP for too long.Blood pressure need to be checked again I would also have blood sugar levels checked at same time.
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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?

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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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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I was 232 pounds lost 40 I am on high blood pressure meds olmetec plus 20/12.5 feeling light headed am i being over medicated?

Possibly: Congratulations on the loss of weight. Excess weight is a contributor to elevated blood pressure. If you have lost this much, you might indeed be overmedicated. Hopefully you are being followed closely with your family doctor during this interval - and also have an exercise program going on. ...Read more

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I am suffering from dizziness and dr said it is head congestion. My cold is better but dizziness persists. I suffer from high blood pressure?

I am suffering from dizziness and dr said it is head congestion.  My cold is better but dizziness persists. I suffer from high blood pressure?

Dizziness vs vertigo: Depends on what you call vertigo. Is it sensation of "spinning" related to head position change or is it lightheadedness. Does it start upon standing up? The causes of dizziness are multiple. Of course your blood pressure has to be checked, by evaluation by neurologist is necessary especially if symptoms persist. ...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

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I am 40 years old and I have high blood pressure yesterday I was mowing grass and got light headed and felt like I was passing out I have since taking my med I take lisinaprill sytoms still persist?

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I am 40 years old and I have high blood pressure yesterday I was mowing grass and got light headed and felt like I was passing out I have since taking my med I take lisinaprill sytoms still persist?

Drink Water!: You may be experiencing dehydration. This can be made worse when on BP meds. Also, if this is a new dose change, you may require a medication adjustment. You should talk about this with your doctor. Best of luck! ...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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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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Is tingle in temple from high blood pressure?

It is possible: It is possible but there could be other causes ex breathing too quick from anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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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


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more