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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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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 dad has high blood pressure. He has started getting big itchy welts- not bug bites. Could this be because of the high blood pressure?

No, but...: It could be due to the blood pressure meds he's taking. What you're describing could be unrelated, but it could also be a side effect of certain meds, particularly Hydralazine which is often used for BP treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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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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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)?

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

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My blood density is high as doctors said, my RBC was high at CBC test, can high blood density cause itchy skin? Thanks

My blood density is high as doctors said, my RBC was high at CBC test, can high blood density cause itchy skin? Thanks

R/o polycythemia: Polycythemia vera rubra, which can produce an unexpected high rbc, infamously causes itching especially after a shower. Just a thought. ...Read more

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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, ?

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

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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.?

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

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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.?

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.?

Moisturizer: Your pimples are likely related to hormonal changes in skin. You should get a good regimen of a cleanser and moisturizer to start with. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Been having fatty floating yellow poop for months. Blood & feces test all came back normal. Stomach is always bloated & itchy skin and fatigued. Help!

Been having fatty floating yellow poop for months. Blood & feces test all came back normal. Stomach is always bloated & itchy skin and fatigued. Help!

IBS/Diet: I suggest a GI consultation and also a stool analysis. Floating stools with color suggests fat in BM and or GI inflammation with mucous formation. You will need blood testing for thyroid, liver and pancreatic/liver function evaluation. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Enlarged lymph nodes for 6months, constant headaches, ringing in ears, lack of energy, itchy skin, awaiting second blood test. What is wrong?

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

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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.

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.

See a dermatologist: What is the name of your BP med? Bring to show the dr all pills, meds, vitamins, etc. Other symptoms? You probably need a full exam and blood tests, maybe xrays. So you may need an internist as well. Menstrual change may indicate a need for ob/gyn. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Year old with high blood pressure?

Year old with high blood pressure?

1yo HBO: Yes high blood pressure can occur at one year. Usually due to a known cause and there are many. Happy to do consult but need more details. ...Read more

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Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Can soda cause high blood pressure?

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

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How do I get high blood pressure down?

How do I get high blood pressure down?

Lifestyle changes: 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

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Can someone box with high blood pressure?

Can someone box with high blood pressure?

It depends: Depending on your medical problems, you should check with your doctor, boxing can cause traumatic brain injury and I do not recommend it in general. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure affect the vision?

Can high blood pressure affect the vision?

Yes: Acute rise in blood pressure especially severe may result in visual disturbance. Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may also cause visual changes. ...Read more

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Can ginger aggravate high blood pressure?

Can ginger aggravate high blood pressure?

BP and Ginger: There are reports that ginger has a mild beneficial effect on BP, a study compared it to garlic for BP and cholesterol. Ginger was better for BP, and garlic was more beneficial for cholesterol ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause wavy vision?

Can high blood pressure cause wavy vision?

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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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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