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Headache (Definition)

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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High blood pressure , headache + double vision. checked over at a+e and given painkillers. How long approx will double vision last?

High blood pressure , headache + double vision.  checked over at a+e and given painkillers. How long approx will double vision last?

See an eye doctor: Too little information to tell. Anywhere from the time it takes to put on prism glasses if it is a 6th nerve palsy to several months or years of anti VEGF injections if you have macular edema from a retinal vein occlusion or diabetic retinopathy. If it is from high intracranial pressure due to a brain tumor.....well, you get my drift....... Go see an eye doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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My granny just started having high blood pressure headaches just a few hours ago I'm afaid for her because she refuses to go to the doctors . help,pls?

My granny just started having high blood pressure headaches just a few hours ago I'm afaid for her because she refuses to go to the doctors . help,pls?

Take her to doctor: Headache may be the result of a variety of conditions but if her blood pressure is very high and headache persists, she needs medical attention. Contact her doctor and tell her that you are concerned and that there are good treatments to help her feel better. If she truly does not wish medical care, you need to have a discussion with her about her wishes if something bad were to happen. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a high blood pressure headache?

How to get rid of a high blood pressure headache?

Treat the pressure: High blood pressure is quite common and some do have headaches from it, especially when it is too high. Most people have essential hypertension (cause not known) but some have treatable cause--kidney disease, obesity etc.. So, check with doc to have an evaluation for hypertention and be treated, to help with your headaches but also reduce risks of stroke/heart attack etc..Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you take to get rid of a high blood pressure headache ?

What do you take to get rid of a high blood pressure headache ?

Blood Pressure Meds: If you have a headache secondary to blood pressure elevation, you need to have your blood pressure appropriately treated. If and only if you are addressing the root problem, then you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for your headache in consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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I have sudden anxiety, high blood pressure, headache, and feet numbness?

I have sudden anxiety, high blood pressure, headache, and feet numbness?

One possibility: is panic attack. Please see your doc so that he/she can rule out other medical conditions. You can then see a mental health professional who treats panic disorder if that is the case. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Random and sudden anxiety, high blood pressure, headache, and feet numbness, what to do?

Random and sudden anxiety, high blood pressure, headache, and feet numbness, what to do?

See a Dr.: You are having some physical symptoms that really ought to be checked for cause and treated to avoid things getting worse - whatever they are. Depending on the results of an exam, you will either find relief soon or be on track toward a solution. It may involve referrals or not - but something is not right and maybe it can be. Start your year well and take care! ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause headache? It's more like throbbing. It's cause & cold flashes that make me throw ?

Does high blood pressure cause headache?  It's more like throbbing. It's cause  & cold flashes that make me throw ?

Migraine: Your headache sounds like migraine , unilateral throbbing headache with vomiting. Do you have light and sound sensitivity? Best treatment is to go in pitch dark, avoid all eye and brain stimulation and if not contraindicated to use Motrin ( bruising could be contraindication) and ice pack on head and neck. High BP can cause headache and severe headache can cause high bp. See MD if not better. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, bad headaches, and vomiting. My vision went extremely blurred at one time and i had small nosebleed. I recently had sex?

I have high blood pressure, bad headaches, and vomiting.  My vision went extremely blurred at one time and i had small nosebleed. I recently had sex?

Time for a check up: What's it going to take to get you in?Seriously, see your family doctor or find a board certified internist, to evaluate your complaints, perform a thorough history and physical exam.Its the right thing to do...For yourself.You can start to check and record your blood pressure and pulse.Take these numbers in to the doctor, for a head start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why I feel high blood pressure symptoms like headaches when my BP is just a little high?

Why I feel high blood pressure symptoms like headaches when my BP is just a little high?

Headache came first?: Mildly elevated BP is not typically associated with headaches. It is a "silent killer." it may be that you have headaches and therefore a slight rise in bp. ...Read more

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I found a hard bump on the top of my head about a month ago. Could it be an aneurism,or,a tumor? I have high blood pressure. But,no headaches!

I found a hard bump on the top of my head about a month ago. Could it be an aneurism,or,a tumor? I have high blood pressure. But,no headaches!

Unlikely: A hard bump on the surface of your scalp is probably not an aneurysm as those occur in the blood vessels in your brain or elsewhere. Could be a skin tumor or could be a benign cyst. Have medically evaluated in person to be sure. If you have high blood pressure, make sure you are following physician instructions to keep your BP under proper control (ie diet, exercise, medications if prescribed). ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a DVT after knee replacement should I be worried if I have high blood pressure and a headache?

Diagnosed with a DVT after knee replacement should I be worried if I have high blood pressure and a headache?

High blood pressure: It depends if you are on anti coagulation. If you are you should correct your blood pressure. Also depends how high. ...Read more

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High blood pressure is causing headache and nausea. Is this serious?

High blood pressure is causing headache and nausea. Is this serious?

High BP is serious: High blood pressure is always a serious condition when untreated. It can cause strokes, intracerebral bleeding, cardiac injury and heart failure... Whether it is an emergency depends on the symptoms, how high the BP is and how fast it has risen. When symptoms such as headache or nausea occur, it is likely that the BP is significantly elevated and requires immediate attention. ...Read more

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