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High Blood Pressure And Itchy Skin
I was taking lisinopril for high blood pressure, but developed a cough. My doctor switched me to valsartan. After a couple of months I developed very dry skin and itchiness all over, but mainly on my scalp. What cam be done?
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
My dad has high blood pressure. He has started getting big itchy welts- not bug bites. Could this be because of the high blood pressure?
My mother is HBsAG positive, she is diabetic and hypertension patient too, from the last 6 months she developed itchy skin, what could be the reason?
Many possible causes: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
No: There's no known evidence say it would. ...Read more
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
My husband has high blood pressure & had severe pain in the top of his head when bending over. Later he had profuse sweating & vomited blood.
Seek advice today: With these symptoms he needs to seek medical advice today as there is a potential gastronintestinal bleed. Good luck! ...Read more
Good Day docs, I am 37 yrs old n am a Banker, my job is stressful, I have high blood pressure. What is the best medication for a colored skin.
Need to speak to UR: Doctor regarding how stress may be affecting your blood pressure, and what you can do to alleviate it, or speak to a psychologists specializing in stress management, and biofeedback. Depending on how mild or high your hypertension is see what's best medication to use. But if stress is the cause, it's best to treat that first, and see if you can do it without meds, by exercise, diet, and meditation. ...Read more
My mom head hurts when she sits down or bends down. Doctor said she has migraines. What could it be high blood pressure?
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
My lower legs are extremely dry and itchy which means I scratch until it bleeds sometimes and it has not healed for a long period of time. (I am extremely overweight and has high blood pressure)?
Your major health: Risk is your obesity. Treating the itching will not do anything to help prolong your life or reduce your risks. Undoubtably the itching is caused by fluid retention in the tissues from right heart failure due to obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Get help and lose weight before you experience even more profound health problems. ...Read more
My blood density is high as doctors said, my RBC was high at CBC test, can high blood density cause itchy skin? Thanks
I have headaches everyday, very dry irritated eyes and really bad itchy skin, had blood test and all that was high was alk phos and total protein, ?
Dry eye: The dry eye component can also lead to headache. An eye exam can help determine how bad the dryness is, if there are any associated or aggravating factors like blepharitis, sjogren's syndrome, or allergy. Treatment can range from otc artificial tears to gel drops and ointments to restasis. ...Read more
I have had a knot on my lymph node for years. I am always tired and always have itchy skin. Blood tests come back normal.?
Incomplete info: Normal blood test are not a clean bill of health. It depends on what was tested. The lymph node is probably unrelated to your symptoms. It would need a detailed history, physical examination and may be additional tests to provide a meaningful opinion. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor and it would be prudent to discuss the issue with her/him. ...Read more
How do I go about getting rid of my dry itchy skin, I find my skin pimples up when I put pressure and scratching on my skin.?
I have acid reflux and I have been having intermittent itchy skin. Can these two be related? I tried various skin lotions but it didn't help. My liver blood test have come normal. Is the itchy skin an internal issue or because of dry skin?
There's a lack of blood flow to feet and fingers, itchy skin, and bottoms of my feet are sore. Please help, what are these symptoms of?
Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Been having fatty floating yellow poop for months. Blood & feces test all came back normal. Stomach is always bloated & itchy skin and fatigued. Help!
Ige level of 760, all other blood tests normal. Itchy skin and throat. Allergies or parasites? So worried and can't see allergist until next week.
Likely allergies: Parasitic infections in the us are much less likely than allergies as a cause for elevated ige levels (unless you have had recent travel outside the us, especially to a 3rd world country). The itchy skin and throat also are more likely allergic manifestations. In the absence of other symptoms, waiting a week to see an allergist should not be a risk. Www. Mainlineent. Com. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes for 6months, constant headaches, ringing in ears, lack of energy, itchy skin, awaiting second blood test. What is wrong?
A Medical exam indic: You need a complete physical to check you and find out why your nodes are swollen. It could be a viral illness or some other cause which may require additional tests to be determined by your doctor. ...Read more
I am itching all over with no rash and I am on high blood pressure medicine, my weight has slowly increased, I'm puffy, a lot of fatigue.
My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.
NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more
Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more
Try lifestyle changes first:
- don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product.
- lose weight if you're overweight.
- exercise regularly.
- eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat.
- limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake.
- try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more
Not likely: Unless the pressure is staggeringly high, there is usually no effect on the vision. Wavy vision should be investigated by your ophthalmologist especially if it is of recent onset. Blood pressure does need control for other reasons (heart, brain) but not for alterations in eye vision. ...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
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