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High Blood Pressure And Headaches
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
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more
Does high blood pressure cause headache? It's more like throbbing. It's cause & cold flashes that make me throw ?
Migraine: Your headache sounds like migraine , unilateral throbbing headache with vomiting. Do you have light and sound sensitivity? Best treatment is to go in pitch dark, avoid all eye and brain stimulation and if not contraindicated to use Motrin ( bruising could be contraindication) and ice pack on head and neck. High BP can cause headache and severe headache can cause high bp. See MD if not better. ...Read more
Can my high blood pressure cause headaches daily, pain in the back of head and behind ears? And cause odd feelings of pain in my body?
I have high blood pressure, bad headaches, and vomiting. My vision went extremely blurred at one time and i had small nosebleed. I recently had sex?
Time for a check up: What's it going to take to get you in?Seriously, see your family doctor or find a board certified internist, to evaluate your complaints, perform a thorough history and physical exam.Its the right thing to do...For yourself.You can start to check and record your blood pressure and pulse.Take these numbers in to the doctor, for a head start. Good luck. ...Read more
Im 17 weeks pregnant have high blood pressure severe headaches dizziness and pain on top of uterus on right side is this something to be concerned abo?
Headache came first?: Mildly elevated BP is not typically associated with headaches. It is a "silent killer." it may be that you have headaches and therefore a slight rise in bp. ...Read more
My granny just started having high blood pressure headaches just a few hours ago I'm afaid for her because she refuses to go to the doctors . help,pls?
Take her to doctor: Headache may be the result of a variety of conditions but if her blood pressure is very high and headache persists, she needs medical attention. Contact her doctor and tell her that you are concerned and that there are good treatments to help her feel better. If she truly does not wish medical care, you need to have a discussion with her about her wishes if something bad were to happen. ...Read more
Treat the pressure: High blood pressure is quite common and some do have headaches from it, especially when it is too high. Most people have essential hypertension (cause not known) but some have treatable cause--kidney disease, obesity etc.. So, check with doc to have an evaluation for hypertention and be treated, to help with your headaches but also reduce risks of stroke/heart attack etc..Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found a hard bump on the top of my head about a month ago. Could it be an aneurism,or,a tumor? I have high blood pressure. But,no headaches!
Unlikely: A hard bump on the surface of your scalp is probably not an aneurysm as those occur in the blood vessels in your brain or elsewhere. Could be a skin tumor or could be a benign cyst. Have medically evaluated in person to be sure. If you have high blood pressure, make sure you are following physician instructions to keep your BP under proper control (ie diet, exercise, medications if prescribed). ...Read more
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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