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Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Sx of HBP: usually there are none. That is the reason I if called the silent killer. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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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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Headache with high blood pressure?

Headache with high blood pressure?

HA and HBP: headaches due to hypertension get better when BP gets better and return when HIGH BP returns. I am available for second opinion on BP issues which is all I do. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure cause vision changes?

Could high blood pressure cause vision changes?

Yes: Extremely high blood pressures (usually greater than 200 mmhg for the top number) can result in "end organ" damage including changes to the retinal arteries and short-term vision changes. If you're concerned that your high blood pressure is changing your vision, you should see your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...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

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When does high blood pressure cause blurred vision?

When does high blood pressure cause blurred vision?

Yes, indeed. Get Rx : Branch and central vein occlusion are a known cause of blurred vision in hypertensive patients. Early treatment of both the hypertension and the vein occlusion is essential because damage to the retina can be irreversible if ignored. Early treatment with growth factor inhibitors and steroids can restore vision. Other types of damage can occur to the retina with chronic high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are high blood pressure symptoms?

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What are high blood pressure symptoms?

Varies - Often None: High blood pressure or hypertension is without symptoms in the majority of patients. One may have dull headaches, shortness of breath, dizzy spells, or more occasional nose bleeds. The major casualty of hypertension results from the longstanding effects of hypertension on the heart, blood vessels, and kidneys, this more likely when blood pressure is very uncontrolled (>180/120 vs 135/85). ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure or high sugar cause floaters in your vision?

Can high blood pressure or high sugar cause floaters in your vision?

Not typically!: If the blood pressure really goes high, where it starts causing damage, then there might be black spots that are fixed, but not floating! one may have much fluctuations in vision from high glucose and of coarse in very advanced stages both the high pressures and sugars can cause bleeding in the eye which would be floaters! but that is typically after many years of neglect! ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure affect your vision?

Could high blood pressure affect your vision?

Unlikely: The vessels of the eye generally are not affected by ordinary levels of high blood pressure. If the systolic approaches 200 and the diastolic gets over 160 - very dangerous levels - then there could be bleeding in the retina or fluid leaks which can alter vision. Levels this high can lead to strokes in the brain that can also affect vision. ...Read more

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Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Can high blood sugar cause high blood pressure?

Blood sugar: Chronic elevated blood sugar generally means diabetes. Diabetes causes kidney disease and resulting high bp. ...Read more

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Can uncontrolled high blood pressure cause blackouts?

Get evaluated soon: Yes, uncontrolled hypertension can cause several concerning symptoms. If blackouts are occurring, medical attention is needed asap. The risk for stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, aortic dissection are all emergencies that can be provoked by very high bp. There are excellent meds to lower bp, both in the acute phase in the hospital and as a routine outpatient med. Please get evaluated. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause high blood pressure?

Does diabetes cause high blood pressure?

Sort of : Hypertension occurs alongside type 2 diabetes frequently. I would not say diabetes "causes" hypertention. They occur together as part of a syndrome, which includes abdominal obesity, abnormal lipids. If diabetes causes kidney disease, that can cause hypertension. ...Read more

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If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

If loss of blood can lower blood pressure, can high blood pressure people dobaye blood?

Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read more

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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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Does high blood pressure cause migranes?

Does high blood pressure cause migranes?

Yes it may: Migraine and hypertension are common conditions that frequently coexist. The relastionship between the two is usually coincidental, but some evidence suggests that poor control of blood pressure may exacerbate the frequency and severity of migraine. ...Read more

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Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low

Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low

No immediate risk: They are not dangerous in themselves and there is no immediate cause for worry. On the other hand, living with chronic anxiety over many years will take a toll, physically and emotionally. See a mental health professional and get treatment. Panic attacks reflect underlying emotional issues. Psychotherapy will help you understand and overcome them. Get some help- you don't have to live with anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure spikes?

What causes high blood pressure spikes?

Diet: Hbp rises due to eating a diet full of salt and water. People with hbp have difficulty excreting excess salt and water. If a person with hbp eats a diet filled with salt (hamburgers or steaks) and fluids (excessive coke or beer), then they will see a spike in their blood pressure because they can't get ride of this extra salt and fluid normally. Not taking your meds will lead BP spikes as well. ...Read more

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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 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

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Could high blood pressure affect your vision?

Unlikely: The vessels of the eye generally are not affected by ordinary levels of high blood pressure. If the systolic approaches 200 and the diastolic gets over 160 - very dangerous levels - then there could be bleeding in the retina or fluid leaks which can alter vision. Levels this high can lead to strokes in the brain that can also affect vision. ...Read more

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How does high blood pressure affect your vision?

How does high blood pressure affect your vision?

See below: High blood pressure can cause vision loss if high enough. High blood pressure is also a risk factor for retinal vein occlusions. Control your blood pressure for your eyes and for your overall health. ...Read more

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How does having high blood pressure effect vision?

How does having high blood pressure effect vision?

Can damage vessels: High blood pressure can damage the fragile vessels of the eyes. This is called hypertensive retinopthy this can cause blindness. ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure cause vision changes?

Yes: Extremely high blood pressures (usually greater than 200 mmhg for the top number) can result in "end organ" damage including changes to the retinal arteries and short-term vision changes. If you're concerned that your high blood pressure is changing your vision, you should see your doctor to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure induce flashes in vision?

Yes but possibly: Yes, it can, but that is unlikely. Usually it's something else. Best to get checked out but an ophthalmologist. Also, you should have a blood pressure machine at home so you can check your blood pressure when you develop these episodes. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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High blood pressure and vision changes, should I be concerned?

High blood pressure and vision changes, should I be concerned?

Yes: You need to see an eye doctor, sooner rather than later, for a full examination. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause colored spots and sparks in vision?

Can high blood pressure cause colored spots and sparks in vision?

Yes: It is important to have a dilated eye exam to determine if the hypertension is causing any ocular problems. Also important to have your blood pressure monitered by your internist and get it under good control. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility to restore vision that was lost due to stroke from high blood pressure?

Is there any possibility to restore vision that was lost due to stroke from high blood pressure?

Not that I know of. : In general, if it is due to a central nervous system issue - stroke- currently neuro-regeneration is a futuristic proposition. ...Read more

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Why does my vision get blurry when I take my prescribed adder all? is it because of high blood pressure? i am a healthy 23 year old female .

Why does my vision get blurry when I take my prescribed adder all? is it because of high blood pressure? i am a healthy 23 year old female .

Worrisome: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can cause severe high blood pressure in susceptible people. If your vision is blurry due to high blood pressure from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), it's not safe for you to continue it. Please obtain a BP cuff ($50 in most pharmacies or borrow one from a friend) and check your BP when you get the blurriness. If it's >160 (top) or >100 (bottom) number, stop the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and check with your the prescriber. ...Read more

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Can vision loss from high blood pressure be reversed?

Can vision loss from high blood pressure be reversed?

Depends : Hypertension can have wide range consequences to your health. Your eyes are very sensitive to high BP & can manifest it in a dilated eye examination. Serious retinal vascular disease can result in irreversible loss of vision. When caught early & treated systemically, most ocular disease (eg., vein occlusion, optic neuropathy) can be managed to prevent loss of vision, But exceptions apply to severe ...Read more

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Having vision problems.....Seeing waves lines in my vision. What could be causing this? I do have high blood pressure but it's under control

Having vision problems.....Seeing waves lines in my vision. What could be causing this? I do have high blood pressure but it's under control

Different things: Distortion in your vision can be caused by several things including migraine headaches, floaters, retinal problems. Also blood pressure issues may be the cause. Call your eye doctor and get some advice. Feel better... ...Read more

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When does high blood pressure cause blurred vision?

Yes, indeed. Get Rx : Branch and central vein occlusion are a known cause of blurred vision in hypertensive patients. Early treatment of both the hypertension and the vein occlusion is essential because damage to the retina can be irreversible if ignored. Early treatment with growth factor inhibitors and steroids can restore vision. Other types of damage can occur to the retina with chronic high blood pressure. ...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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I been on Hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure over a month, I notice my vision gets blurry and I'm always sleepy, what causes this?

I been on Hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure over a month, I notice my vision  gets blurry and I'm always sleepy, what causes this?

Blood pressure: Tough to say without an exam, but it is possible your Blood pressure is getting low on occasion causing these symptoms. Follow up with your treating doctor and get eval on the BP issue. Good luck ...Read more

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I get blurred vision when i exercise or feel stressed. Could this be a sign of high blood pressure ? If so what should I do to stop this firm happenin

I get blurred vision when i exercise or feel stressed. Could this be a sign of high blood pressure ? If so what should I do to stop this firm happenin

Doubt blood HBP: This could be a problem called pigmentary dispersion - which is mostly likely in higher myopes. If this is happening consistently then you should see a n ophthalmolgist for evaluation. High blood pressure is very uncommon at your age and does not cause visual blur in any case unless it is crazy high. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, but I'm taking medicine to lower it. I keep getting blurred vision in my left eye only. What could be causing it?

Unlikely your BP: Your symptoms (unilateral/one sided) eye symptoms are most likely an eye problem unrelated to the blood pressure problem. See your eye professional for a refraction/eye exam ASAP! Good Luck Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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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. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more