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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. Scott Keith
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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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How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

Lower BP: This headache is best treated with lower the BP into normal range. Otc painkiller may help temporary but are not the long term solution. ...Read more

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I take 5mg of lisinopril daily for high blood pressure....It causes a nagging cough. Other meds have failed. ...Any way to get rid of the cough?

I take 5mg of lisinopril daily for high blood pressure....It causes a nagging cough. Other meds have failed. ...Any way to get rid of the cough?

Change the medicine: If you have high blood pressure, then there's many options for treatment. It can be tailored to your side effect profile
consider switching to an "arb" class medicine. It's similar to Lisinopril (ace class) without the cough. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a headache from high blood pressure?

How to get rid of a headache from high blood pressure?

Control your BP: First, is make sure your blood pressure is controlled - generally less than 140/90; then it must be determined if the headache may be from another cause. Call your primary care doc for guidance. Take care! ...Read more

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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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How can I get rid of high blood pressure?

How can I get rid of high blood pressure?

Hypertension: Usually essential hypertension is for life. However with aggressive lifestyle changes, weight loss and salt avoidance you may control your bp. That being said continue with medications until told otherwise by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of high blood pressure completely?

Can you get rid of high blood pressure completely?

At your age: You can with diet and exercise provided that there is no abnormality in the adrenal gland or kidney or any endocrine system organs. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common home remedies to get rid off high blood pressure?

Can you please list the most common home remedies to get rid off high blood pressure?

High Blood Pressure: There are many reasons for high blood pressure.First of all you have to have a complete evaluation.
First thig to do is to reduce consumption of high salt, second thing to do is to look at your life style. And regular physical exercise. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause extreme head ache?

Can high blood pressure cause extreme head ache?

Absolutely: Actually one of the most common causes for headache. If any other symptoms: blurred vision, nausea, chest pain and depending upon how high is the blood pressure I would suggest that you seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What do you think, could getting rid of my kidney get rid of my high blood pressure?

What do you think, could getting rid of my kidney get rid of my high blood pressure?

No: The kidney is the one of the major organs regulation BP. In this day of BP mediations, there are no patients whose BP can't be controlled by medication. You may see a BP specialist and or a Kidney doc if needed. Save your kidneys, and take care of them, you need them! ...Read more

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I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when I cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when I sit down I take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe

I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when I cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when I sit down I take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe

Persistent: Persistent cough with head congestion is usually caused by sinusitis. Recurrent coughing
can strain abdominal muscles and could explain why your tummy hurts when you cough. This is the kind of problem that your family practitioner or internist should evaluate. I wouldn't rush off to a specialist just yet..... ...Read more

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Odd Blood Pressures, 167/145, 171/150, then drops to 90/50. What type of medication? Emerg Room Dr said it was Labile Hypertension/headaches when High

Odd Blood Pressures, 167/145, 171/150, then drops to 90/50. What type of medication? Emerg Room Dr said it was Labile Hypertension/headaches when High

Merits an evaluation: Two of the pressures mentioned are clearly very high; the 3rd pressure is quite low. It merits a careful visit to ones doctor to attempt to clarify the reason for the marked fluctuation. A thorough history and exam with blood and urine testing should determine the cause of the marked pressure variations. ...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 have high blood pressure and ran out of my meds been out 5days, I have a horriable headahce and my heart is slammin hard and I have no dr. Now what?

I have high blood pressure and ran out of my meds been out 5days, I have a horriable headahce and my heart is slammin hard and I have no dr. Now what?

Get BP checked now!: If you have a way to check your BP at home, do it now. If not, see your doctor, an urgent care, or go to the emergency room now. Your BP may be seriously high, and putting you at a high risk of a stroke or heart attack. ...Read more

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I been getting head ache every night for awhile I do have high blood pressure could that be it?

I been getting head ache every night for awhile I do have high blood pressure could that be it?

Yes: Yes, sometimes poorly controlled high blood pressure can lead to a headache. It would be a good idea to get your blood pressure checked and talk to your doctor if it is elevated. There are also many other causes of headaches, such as stress, infections, and eye strain. ...Read more

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I hardly ever get headaches, could it possible be caused by high blood pressure?

I hardly ever get headaches, could it possible be caused by high blood pressure?

Possibly: High blood pressure has been called the silent killer because oftentimes there are no symptoms. Headache can be seen with higher blood pressure usually present on waking in the morning and felt over the top of the head. Get your blood pressure checked either way, it's an easy thing to do. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of chronic headaches that come for some time then go away for weeks. Get dizzy spells. Have high blood pressure 155/95 HR 130s?

What could be the cause of chronic headaches that come for some time then go away for weeks. Get dizzy spells. Have high blood pressure 155/95 HR 130s?

Headaches: Are the headaches occurring when your blood pressure is elevated and your heart rate is rapid? Are these resting values? These symptoms and values warrant medical assessment. ...Read more

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Obgyn said bc can cause high blood pressure? Stopped my bc last month want to be healthy & get off blood pressure meds. How does this happen next step

Obgyn said bc can cause high blood pressure? Stopped my bc last month want to be healthy & get off blood pressure meds. How does this happen next step

See below: One must balance the risk and benefit of every medication (and of everything you do in life). Bc can increase BP a little, but in general not a lot. If you take bc and don't see any increase in your BP then don't worry. It may be possible for you to get off BP meds. ...Read more

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I have p a hypertension I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

I have p a hypertension I'm taking orentitram along suppose to take adempas with it three time day Is this the med that I've got to deal with for how long will it get better in time and what causes the high blood pressure in the lungs how does it start

The cause of: Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension is unknown. Not sure if this is your diagnosis or if you have pulmonary hypertension due to heart or other lung disease or chronic blood clots. Narrowing and/or destruction of your small lung arteries raises pressure impairing blood flow through the lungs. The meds you are taking are typical. It will not improve with time. Work closely with your doctors:) ...Read more

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Could high blood pressure caused by use of decadurabolin get reduced after stopping its use?

Could high blood pressure caused by use of decadurabolin get reduced after stopping its use?

Hope so!: Too much blood (polycythemia), drop in HDL (good) cholesterol, and increase in blood pressure are all side effects of excess testosterone replacement therapy, which can increase risk for stroke, heart attack & death. Used under supervision, your doc can adjust your regimen to mitigate risks. That's why TRT is not a DIY project. ...Read more

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Is it possible to ever get off blood pressure medicine? What tests need to be done to know the cause of high blood pressure?

Yes: Depends on cause.
There are a few that are curable by surgery!
other persons may control or improve, with weight loss, exercize, sodium control, dietary efforts. ...Read more

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What are some good OTC medications for headaches caused by high blood pressure if the patient is also taking high blood pressure medications?

What are some good OTC medications for headaches caused by high blood pressure if the patient is also taking high blood pressure medications?

Depends: It really depends on the root cause of the problem. If it is the medication, perhaps changing medication would help. If perhaps addressing the cause of the high blood pressure can help you reduce the dose. I have information on natural ways to lower blood pressure on my blog: drfairchild. Blogspot. Com ...Read more

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I suffer of high blood pressure or hypertension, would masturbation be bad for me? I sometimes get headaches after.

I suffer of high blood pressure or hypertension, would masturbation be bad for me? I sometimes get headaches after.

No: There is no need to feel guilty! masturbation is quite normal. You don't state your age but since you masturbate I assume that you are young. Your hypertension is therefore most likely to be from lousy diet. Please go to my blog "oxygen the spark of life" and see the many posts that provide an explanation for so many unneessary illnesses in the U.S. ...Read more

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I get headaches every morning when I wake up. Could it be high blood pressure?

Rather unlikely: Headaches due to high blood pressure are typically associated with striking elevations. More likely, you could have nocturnal bruxism, other jaw problems, neck issues, but even possible migraine onset. Could have your dentist check it out, but also confer with your family doctor. All of this is controllable. ...Read more

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Sometimes if I eat something high in sodium I will get a headache. I am nervous. Does this mean high blood pressure?

No necessarily: Just get your blood pressure checked during ytour symptoms. It makes sense to limit your sodium intake since it makes you feel well, and may increase your risks for other health issues. ...Read more

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Every night for a month I get a headache I do have high blood pressure but it good right now can u give me a reason this could be happening?

Every night for a month I get a headache I do have high blood pressure but it good right now can u give me a reason this could be happening?

A couple ideas: While high blood pressure can contribute to headaches, typically it would be quite high and I don't think it would be so regular as every night. Frequent--daily to several times a week--headaches are most often muscular contraction headaches due to neck/scalp muscle tightness. Often related to stress. It could also be migraine, but likely not so regular. Your doctor can help sort it out. Stay well ...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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What might cause the following symptoms: headaches, high blood pressure, flank pain, and excessive thirst.?

What might cause the following symptoms: headaches, high blood pressure, flank pain, and excessive thirst.?

Flank pain and thirs: Blood pressure can be a side effect of kidney disease and frequent urination as a cause of thirst might suggest adrenal gland problems as well. A medical specialist might be needed to test for these causes. ...Read more

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What can cause a fast heart rate, high blood pressure especially diastolic, nervousness and headaches? On bp, depression and anxiety meds.

What can cause a fast heart rate, high blood pressure especially diastolic, nervousness and headaches? On bp, depression and anxiety meds.

Antidepressants: Antidepressants, to varying degrees, can have sympathomimetic properties, particularly the snri's (effexor, cymbalta, (duloxetine) pristiq) and maoi's. The risks and benefits should be weighed. ...Read more

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What number of heart attacks are caused by high blood pressure?

What number of heart attacks are caused by high blood pressure?

Exact number unknown: High blood pressure is the leading cause of all heart disease, but exactly how many heart attacks are caused solely by high blood pressure is unknown. There are approximately 1.5 million heart attacks in the United States yearly, and it is estimated that high blood pressure is a significant factor in more than half of them. ...Read more

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. Steven Griggs
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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