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Doctor insights on: Intermittent High Blood Pressure Causes

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Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Do E Cigarrettes cause high blood pressure?

Not "cause": In reality we do not KNOW the true cause of high blood pressure. We do know many things that will drive it up in a predisposed individual. Considering about 30% of population has HTN, it is fairly common. Smoking and/or any act that stresses the body or mind can drive BP up in someone wo already has HTN or is genetically "ripe" to develop HTN ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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I'm getting off depocate, will this cause high blood pressure?

I'm getting off depocate, will this cause high blood pressure?

It should not: There are reports of Depakote causing high blood pressure in under 5% of people who take it. There are some smaller reports in about 2% of it causing low blood pressure. In general, there has been no significant reporting of bringing on high blood pressure when stopping it. The biggest concern is having seizures in those who were taking it for that reason. ...Read more

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Wake up in the morning with high blood pressure for about 10 minutes. Should I be worried about this? What causes it?

Wake up in the morning with high blood pressure for about 10 minutes. Should I be worried about this? What causes it?

Hypertension: Hypertension is diagnosed when the basal (ie lowest) BP is consistently elevated. If you're normal throughout the day, I wouldn't give it another thought. When you sleep, you're not necessarily relaxed or at basal conditions. Sleep apnea should be considered/excluded. If you take BP meds, try shifting one to bedtime so it's still working in the morning. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure, 148 or 142. I don't know what the cause is. Am I in danger of something if I don't stop my high blood pressure?

I have high blood pressure, 148 or 142. I don't know what the cause is. Am I in danger of something if I don't stop my high blood pressure?

Blood pressure: Hypertension is when the blood pressure exceeds 140/90 mmhg for a significant part of the day. If untreated, these people have an increased incidence of atherosclerotic disease, heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. ...Read more

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I'm not sure but is high blood pressure going to cause a stroke?

I'm not sure but is high blood pressure going to cause a stroke?

CVA: Stroke is a complication of hypertension. The risk is lowered by controlling the blood pressure to normal. Uncontrolled hypertension carries a significantly increased risk for stroke. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure cause your hemoglobin to be high? Mine is 17? I was just put on meds last Friday for blood pressure. Do I need to be seen asap

Can high blood pressure cause your hemoglobin to be high? Mine is 17? I was just put on meds last Friday for blood pressure. Do I need to be seen asap

Not the cause: There are many reasons for a minimally elevated hemoglobin. Hypertension alone is not one of them. Your work up can proceed at your convenience. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Age: Obesity, genetics, high salt or alcohol intake to name a few. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Stiffening of: The walls of the arteries. Hardening of the arteries, high levels of hormones such as aldosterone or adrenaline, blockages of the kidney arteries leading to increased renin are all potential reasons. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Hardening of arterie: Hardening of arteries, increased vascular tone/ resistance. Causes blood pressure to go up. Other associated feature hypercholesterolemia. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure?

What causes high blood pressure?

Genetics/lifestyle: More than 90% of HTN is essential (primary) in nature. This implies that it occurs on its own. The remaining 5-10% is secondary htn, which means another primary medical problem is driving the high BP (example renovascular, endocrine, catecholamine-induced, sleep apnea). Essential HTN usually based on increased vasoconstriction. This is made worse by obesity, salt/alcohol intake, sedentary, . ...Read more

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Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Can soda cause high blood pressure?

Not directly: Carbonated beverages have been blamed for many health issues. However, there is no known direct cause and effect relationship between them and high blood pressure. Having said that, excessive intake will likely lead to weight gain and obesity increases your risk of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood pressure?

What can cause high blood pressure?

Different causes: Many factors contribute to this:
Diet. Sodium causes water retention therefore increased BP
Age and calcification of vessels, less compliant
Stimulants (Caffeine)
Stress
Genetics and enviornmental factors ...Read more

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What food causes high blood pressure?

What food causes high blood pressure?

Many: A better answer is what foods can reverse high blood pressure. This includes the dash diet:
fruits: 4-5 servings/day
vegetables: 4-5 servings/day
whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day
dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day
meat (lean): 2 servings/day
lower dietary sodium intake
low fat (<6% of daily calories)
low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day)
low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day). ...Read more

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What is the cause of high blood pressure?

What is the cause of high blood pressure?

Genetics: 95% of all hypertension is genetically determined, with no reversibile cause. Less commonly, an adrenal tumor, call pheochromocytoma can cause high blood pressure, or a blockage in a kidney artery (renal artery stenosis). These are correctible. ...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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Will getting mad cause high blood pressure?

Will getting mad cause high blood pressure?

Yes: Anger and stress can increase BP temporarily, and chronic anxiety can do this long-term. Be worth seeing a licensed psychologist for advice on anger and stress. However, most people with high blood pressure also have a genetic background that means hypertension will not normalize with stress management. So drug therapy may well be needed too. ...Read more

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What can be the causes of high blood pressure?

Mostly Genetics: The most common cause is called essential hypertension- 90% is of this type. This type is mostly from genetics. Some people are born with an inherent sensitivity to salt. So there is an environmental (diet, stress) component in some.
Other causes include a narrowing of the arteries supplying the kidneys called renal artery stenosis. Other causes are hormonal, obesity/metabolic, or certain meds. ...Read more

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What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

What are high blood pressure cause s and cure?

Multiple causes: There are many causes of high BP. Aging and hardening of arteries are the most common causes. Very few have cure. The treatments can be directed to the specific causes, if known. However, essential hypertension is one when the cause is unknown. Most high BP can be controlled but not cured by behavioral treatment, lifestyle modification, diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. ...Read more

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Would high blood pressure cause a heavier flow?

Would high blood pressure cause a heavier flow?

Probably not.: Uncontrolled high blood pressure might play a minor role, if any, in heavy periods - more important to ask gynecologist to check for other causes. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause high blood pressure?

Please tell me what can cause high blood pressure?

High Blood pressure: Smoking,
being overweight or obese
lack of physical activity
too much salt in the diet
too much alcohol consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day)
stress
older age
genetics
family history of high blood pressure
chronic kidney disease
adrenal and thyroid disorders
essential hypertension. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause someone to be angry?

Does high blood pressure cause someone to be angry?

Try the reverse: High blood pressure should not make someone angry, but when you're angry or agitated, your blood pressure will definitely rise. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood pressure in young people?

What can cause high blood pressure in young people?

Many problems: Obesity is a common cause, as is renal artery disease. Hormonal excess and glomerular disease can also be causes of high blood pressure. Kidney disease will cause it. In any case hypertension in a young person requires thoughtful examination and investigation of the patient by their phsician. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes high blood pressure?

Can anyone tell me what causes high blood pressure?

Nobel prize: For 90%, the cause is unknown and called "essential hypertension." anyone who discovers the cause will receive the nobel prize! The other 10% is attributed to: all forms of renal disease, renal artery stenosis, adrenal tumors, coarctation of the aorta, cushing's disease, obstructive sleep apnea, pheochromocytoma, licorice, and artifactual measurements. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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. Dariush Saghafi
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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