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Dr. Laura McMullen
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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

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

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...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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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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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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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 or Motrin for your headache in consultation with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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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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Dr. Govind Sharma
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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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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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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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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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How to get rid of high blood pressure?

How to get rid of high blood pressure?

Hypertension: See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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


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Hypertension (Definition)

hypertension is a medication similar to High blood pressure. Hypertension is defined as elevated blood pressure systolic over 140 and diastolic over ...Read more


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