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High Blood Pressure Chest Pain Headache
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
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time for an eval.: You deserve a definitive answer to your question which requires an evaluation. You don't need guesses in the dark. You should see someone today. ...Read more
High BP headache: How high is the bp. Severe elevation in BP can cause headache. This is a medical emergency especially when associated with blurry vision or confusion. Only mild elevation in BP should not cause headache. Note that any form of headache if severe (e.g. Migraine) will make you anxious and that will increase your blood pressure. Please consult your doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fatigue, lightheaded, headache, heart palpitations, nausea, chest pain, shaking, increase in blood pressure (150/90 or higher) when standing up?
Go to ER: The blood pressure does not cause this but its possible your pressure is up due to underlying cardiovascular disease. This can cause fatigue and chest pain as well. In this case you should see a doctor right away. Go to an urgent care or ER as soon as possible. This could be early signs of a heart attack. ...Read more
Maybe: "chest tightness" is a worrisome symptom because it is often used to describe what people feel when their heart isn't getting enough circulation (angina). If one has angina, high blood pressure, which forces the heart to work harder, will make it worse. If the chest tightness is due to something else (say, indigestion for example), hbp won't affect it. ...Read more
Severe chest pain, extends down through arms. Doe have high blood pressure (normal). Very warm, dizziness, slight cough. Extreme exhaustion.
Chest pain: I would see a physician ASAP and get this checked out ...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
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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