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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

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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Why would I be do shaky and light headed with high blood pressure?

Why would I be do shaky and light headed with high blood pressure?

How high: Hard to say. How high is the bp? When did you start labetalol? Maybe the BP came down too fast already? Did you get dehydrated in the heat? ...Read more

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I was 232 pounds lost 40 I am on high blood pressure meds olmetec plus 20/12.5 feeling light headed am I being over medicated?

I was 232 pounds lost 40 I am on high blood pressure meds olmetec plus 20/12.5 feeling light headed am I being over medicated?

Possibly: Congratulations on the loss of weight. Excess weight is a contributor to elevated blood pressure. If you have lost this much, you might indeed be overmedicated. Hopefully you are being followed closely with your family doctor during this interval - and also have an exercise program going on. ...Read more

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I am 40 years old and I have high blood pressure yesterday I was mowing grass and got light headed and felt like I was passing out I have since taking my med I take lisinaprill sytoms still persist?

I am 40 years old and I have high blood pressure yesterday I was mowing grass and got light headed and felt like I was passing out I have since taking my med I take lisinaprill sytoms still persist?

Drink Water!: You may be experiencing dehydration. This can be made worse when on BP meds. Also, if this is a new dose change, you may require a medication adjustment. You should talk about this with your doctor. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I been having complications with asthma and light headed. My blood pressure was 98/44 is that to low. I'm 35 yrs old. Father died hypertension last yr?

I been having complications with asthma and light headed. My blood pressure was 98/44 is that to low. I'm 35 yrs old. Father died hypertension last yr?

Low BP: I think you are light headed from a low blood pressure. Check with your provider in regards of your asthma medications and effect on the BP. Your family history of hypertension is a risk, but not necessary you will have it. ...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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Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Many question marks: Yet no question to really answer. The question you are trying to ask has remained behind in your head instead of on the paper in order for any of us to be able to see so we can answer it for you. ...Read more

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I'm 49 yrs old and for the pass two days been feeling light headed, shortness of breath and hot flashes. I also have high blood pressure.

I'm 49 yrs old and for the pass two days been feeling light headed, shortness of breath and hot flashes. I also have high blood pressure.

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure, high pulse, dizzyness, light headed, chest pain and I pass out. What could be wrong? Doctors haven't been able to help me

I have low blood pressure, high pulse, dizzyness, light headed, chest pain and I pass out. What could be wrong? Doctors haven't been able to help me

Vapors: Many possibilities: diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, hemorrhage from any cause (eg from heavy menses), addison's disease, interstitial nephritis, ingestion of various medicines or drugs, cardiac arrhythmia, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, pulmonary embolism, cardiac tamponade, infection from any cause with fever, and on and on. You need an internal medicine evaluation. ...Read more

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How to treat dizziness from high blood pressure?

How to treat dizziness from high blood pressure?

Control it: Keep working on controlling it, but also realize that too sudden a drop can cause more dizziness. If your symptoms have changed suddenly please report it to your doc. ...Read more

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Can you get lightheaded from having high blood pressure?

Can you get lightheaded from having high blood pressure?

Lightheadedness: Could be from high or low blood pressure, side effects of medicine, anxiety, etc. See your dr for reassurance. Take care! ...Read more

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Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Can very low vit d cause dizziness and high blood pressure?

Not likely: Severe vitamin d deficiency may cause muscle weakness but is not likely to cause dizziness. Vitamin d may protect somewhat against high blood pressure but deficiency is not expected to cause high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does having high blood pressure cause dizziness?

Does having high blood pressure cause dizziness?

Not usually but: Low blood pressure frequently does. In fact, that's how we tell when BP is too low...When it makes one sick (dizzy, faint).It's easy to tell if BP is too high or low...Check it. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about dizziness while on high blood pressure medication?

Should I be concerned about dizziness while on high blood pressure medication?

Yes: Blood pressure medication lowers blood pressure and if BP goes too low (usually less than 100 systolic) the low pressure can cause dizzyness when standing or getting up from lying or sitting position. BP normally does not drop when changing position but may with these meds or if salt and water depleted ("dehydrated"). If severe can cause passing out and injury. Check with MD. ...Read more

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Hello, im a 60 year old male, I have high blood pressure, I am under medical attention but a few years ago I started to suffer from constant dizziness?

Hello, im a 60 year old male, I have high blood pressure, I am under medical attention but a few years ago I started to suffer from constant dizziness?

May be.....?: Too much medications? May be you need simple adjustment...What medications?
May be the time of adminstration... May be taking before going to bed could solve the problem... 24 hour blood pressure montoring... What about you heart? Neck ultrasound? Please go to your doctor and discuss in details... ...Read more

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My mom has high blood pressure and has been complaining of dizziness for two weeks. What should we do to help?

My mom has high blood pressure and has been complaining of dizziness for two weeks. What should we do to help?

Dizziness and HBP: You mother may be suffering from changes in blood pressure and she also may have heart problem manifesting as an irregular heart beat. She may also be anemic. If she is your mother, she may be in her 60's and old enough to develop heart problems. Have her see her physician to check her blood pressure, get some blood sent to a lab and have her see a cardiologist to evaluate her cardiac rhythm. ...Read more

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How can I manage my minor high blood pressure problem? Do I need to take pills? In only 22 years old. I have dizziness & constantly feel numb!

How can I manage my minor high blood pressure problem? Do I need to take pills? In only 22 years old. I have dizziness & constantly feel numb!

Good habits: Minor high blood pressure can sometimes be controlled with a healthy diet and exercise, and avoiding salt. I do not expect dizziness and numbness to be caused by slight blood pressure elevation. That would require a more complete history and physical exam to diagnose. Feel better! ...Read more

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I've been waking up at night with high blood pressure spikes, feeling extremely lightheaded and horrible. I'm okay during the day. What causes this?

Circadian rhythm: Is the normal (about 24 hours) rhythm of the brain that is controlled by the night/day cycle. During part of each 90 minute sleep cycle we have about 10 minutes of rem or active sleep when the autonomic nervous system (ans) (automatic) becomes active. Your ANS activity is exaggerated and unbalanced and the commonest cause is poor diet, especially all that sugar and sweeteners if it applies to you. ...Read more

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I had high blood pressure in the 150s was put on bp meds so I stop eating salt for one year and exercise now I get lightheaded when standing help.

I had high blood pressure in the 150s was put on bp meds so I stop eating salt for one year and exercise now I get lightheaded when standing help.

Check again: Go get your BP checked again. Your diet and exercise changes may have improved your BP to the point you no longer need the medicine. Nice work! Good luck! ...Read more

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What can my mother take for high blood pressure & dizziness, she's 48 years old?

What can my mother take for high blood pressure & dizziness, she's 48 years old?

See a dr.: There is no such answer for one individual that would fit everyone for your description. Your mom needs to be examined by a dr. And have some tests run to determine best course of action. Need to know allergies, history, duration, etc. ...Read more

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Have always had dizziness & momentary loss of vision when standing up; been told I have high blood pressure for my age when 16, now 20.

Have always had dizziness & momentary loss of vision when standing up; been told I have high blood pressure for my age when 16, now 20.

HBP in children: If you have been hypertensive since the age of 16 you should be considered for secondary hypertension, i.e., hypertension caused by an identifiable cause. The most common in your age group as renal parenchymal disease, coarctation of the aorta of hyperthyroidism. While they may be other causes, these are the most common for your age group. Please see a neprhologist so you have a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor, I had an episode where I felt irregular heartbeat followed by dizziness and high blood pressure?

Hello Doctor, I had an episode where I felt irregular heartbeat followed by dizziness and high blood pressure?

See a doctor: IK do not know the circumstances surrounding this episode but you should be checked out by a physician. Especially given the elevation in your blood pressure ...Read more

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What's wrong I have retetnion of fluid esp. On antidepressants. I am post menapausal. Severe dizziness an high blood pressure. Causin anxiety. Help?

What's wrong I have retetnion of fluid esp. On antidepressants. I am post menapausal. Severe dizziness an high blood pressure. Causin anxiety. Help?

Go see ur family doc: Unfortunately, you didn't mention/list your medications, aside from omeprazole, some of which can cause fluid retention. Too much blood pressure medication can also lower BP excessively leading to dizziness which can then cause anxiety. So tell your family doc about your concerns and ask about adjusting your medication regimen. Good luck! ...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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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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. Harinder Gill
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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