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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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Was told need brain mri cause have upper reflex positive , lower leg left numb 5 months high blood pressure 10 years left side head pain ?

Was told need brain mri cause have upper reflex positive , lower leg left numb 5 months high blood pressure 10 years left side head pain ?

You have not really: asked a question but I assume you want to know if you should have an MRI with those symptoms. The answer is Yes, you should follow the recommendations of the health care provider. ...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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Why would i be do shaky and light headed with high blood pressure?

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

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?

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?

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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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. Julie Abbott
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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


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