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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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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!

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What to do if I have headache, chest pain, and severe dizziness associated with high blood pressure?

See your doctor: This question, and the issues it might be are very complicated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. If this is an acute issue you might want to go to the emergency room at the hospital.

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Can high blood pressure give angina type chest pain?

Yes!: Angina type pain comes when the muscle of the heart gets stretched or the heart perceives it is not getting enough oxygen. Even high blood pressure without coronary artery disease can cause angina type pain, but you must first make sure there is no CAD and must make sure to control the blood pressure! Most people with high blood pressure however have no symptoms.

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What does sharp chest pain on the left side that comes and goes for a few seconds mean last like 5 minutes I suffer from high blood pressure take med?

What does sharp chest pain on the left side that comes and goes for a few seconds mean last like 5 minutes I suffer from high blood pressure take med?

Could be heart: Chest pain in someone your age with hypertension is concerning for ischemic heart cause of pain (angina or heart attack). If you are having pain now, call ems. If not, see a doctor as soon as possible.

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Is it normal to have high blood pressure (140/90 and more) when doing daily activity like standing for a long time? Also chest pain/discomfort?

Is it normal to have high blood pressure (140/90 and more) when doing daily activity like standing for a long time? Also chest pain/discomfort?

Yes. No.: It is expected to have higher blood pressure with activity. Standard blood pressure is done after sitting quietly with legs uncrossed for a minimum of 5 minutes before measurement. It is NOT normal to have chest pain/discomfort with daily activity.

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What to do if a person have High blood pressure and tremour, chest pain, sweating?

What to do if a person have High blood pressure and tremour, chest pain, sweating?

Urgent assessment: The number one thing to exclude here is heart attack or other serious heart rhythm problem with an urgent electrocardiogram (heart tracing). Other possibilities include thyroid problem or serious infection. Needs urgent assessment in the nearest emergency centre to rapidly assess for and exclude potentially serious causes. All the best.

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I have high blood pressure and I have a cold, I tried to take something other the counter but I started having chest pain. What can I take?

I have high blood pressure and I have a cold, I tried to take something other the counter but I started having chest pain. What can I take?

Nothing??: There are some over the counter cold meds that has decongestants that are vasoconstrictor and can increase the blood pressure. If you have chest pain taking this med is better to be check by a a physician. At 48 y/o your risk of having coronary artery diseases is certainly higher.

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Short random sharp chest pain I am I diabetic high blood pressure and deal with depressiom

Short random sharp chest pain I am I diabetic high blood pressure and deal with depressiom

Atypical but. ...: Your oain by most accounts sounds non cardiac. But diabetics can have atypical or no chest pain. I routinely check my diabetics for silent ischemia. Diabetics should be treated like non diabetic pts with history of CAD or mi. Go get a stress test.

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What is the common indication of chest pain, high blood pressure, mood changes and nausea?

What is the common indication of chest pain, high blood pressure, mood changes and nausea?

Needs evaluation.: Each complaint merits careful assessment. Since there are significant cardiovascular issues, perhaps a cardiologist's evaluation would be most appropriate. There are common and rare potential causes of your abnormal symptoms and signs. A thorough examination, including blood and urine testing should yield the answers.

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Chest pain numbness in arm what does it mean I also have high blood pressure and am on blood pressure medication?

Need more detail of: A lot of variants here. Site of the pain, what provoke itm. Radiation to where. In all, to to ed fort ekg, some blood test, like troponins, they will know. To er. Could be coronary.

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I have chest pain and my fingers are turning purple but not extreemly purple and I have high blood pressure I have been very stressed lately.

I have chest pain and my fingers are turning purple but not extreemly purple and I have high blood pressure I have been very stressed lately.

Go to the ER: Even if it is just a panic attack it is important to get checked. The er doctor will be able to check your labs, ekg, and rule out a cardiac event. If your stress has caused a heart attack you will be in the right place. They will also help you control your blood pressure and of course you will need some tools on how to improve your coping skills.

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I went to the doctor today for chest pain and had high blood pressure why did I have too different pulses In each arm my left fast right slow?

I went to the doctor today for chest pain and had high blood pressure why did I have too different pulses In each arm my left fast right slow?

Pulse a perception: Of rate of artery enlarging after each heart beat, very dependant on knowledge & skill of observer & may not be accurate. Additionally, possible (depending on circumstances: fear, pain, activity, etc.) for heart & resulting pulse rate to change rapidly. Pulse rate=never faster than heart rate (because a result of each heart contraction), yet may be slower (real &/or perceived). Need more info.

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Tachycardia, high blood pressure, occasional chest pain, dizzy. Can I drive to er?

Tachycardia, high blood pressure, occasional chest pain, dizzy. Can I drive to er?

No: You would be at risk for a serious automobile accident. Have someone drive you, or call an ambulance.

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My Mother is experiencing high blood pressure with chest pain. She is taking Co-Diovan 160/12, 5 mg but her pressure is still imbalanced.?

My Mother is experiencing high blood pressure with chest pain. She is taking Co-Diovan 160/12, 5 mg but her pressure is still imbalanced.?

Chest pain: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but coronary syndromes and pulmonary emboli can be fatal so please get checked out right away.

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I am male 20 suffering from high blood pressure for 3 months I had also a chest pain twise, also my hands shiver and I feel pressure in my head, feel?

I am male 20 suffering from high blood pressure for 3 months I had also a chest pain twise, also my hands shiver and I feel pressure in my head, feel?

Abnormal: High blood pressure that develops after age 25 is considered essential hypertension (which means expected to be in some patients to be an age related phenomenon depending on other risk factors). High blood pressure before age 25 is abnormal and needs a full work up by your primary care to rule out any endocrinology issues.

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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. Brad Goldenberg
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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