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Hi. I had hbp. But have lost 33 lbs. I am wondering if I need to stay on hbp medication. Sometimes when I stand up to quickly I get a bit lightheaded?

Hi. I had hbp. But have lost 33 lbs. I am wondering if I need to stay on hbp medication. Sometimes when I stand up to quickly I get a bit lightheaded?

Depends: The proof of the pudding is in the tasting! What is your sitting and standing bp? With that weight loss (btw, congratulations!), you may not need the amlodipine any longer. Check it out. If you don't own a BP cuff, please consider buying one. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 take my hbp meds one hour before a moderate paced walk in the hot early morning in florida. Although I am hydrated I feel somewhat lightheaded. Why?

I take my hbp meds one hour before a moderate paced walk in the hot early morning in florida. Although I am hydrated I feel somewhat lightheaded. Why?

Difficult to say: The cause (s) of your lightheartedness may be due to a variety of issues unrelated to your walking. See a primary care physician for evaluation. I recommend dr. Sara levine in boca raton at 561-750-2338. ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant taking low high blood pressure pills hbp developed in pregnany very light headed when taken cardiologist said suck it up any advice?

17 weeks pregnant taking low high blood pressure pills hbp developed in pregnany very light headed when taken cardiologist said suck it up any advice?

Check your: Dose or change your meds. There may be a better medication that is available to you for blood pressure control. Also, discuss with your ob. Make sure the problem is medication related, not something else. ...Read more

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With my indiopathic intercranial hypertension I have all usual SX plus dizziness and lightheadedness, could a drusen cause this?

With my indiopathic intercranial hypertension I have all usual SX plus dizziness and lightheadedness, could a drusen cause this?

Unrelated: Drusen are small globules of protein within the substance of the optic nerve at the disc which cause the appearance of papilledema (swelling from increased intracranial pressure) sort of like pillows piled under a sheet. They are completely unrelated to idiopathic intracranial hypertension, although you can have both simultaneously--making the optic nerve appear very enlarged. ...Read more

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Docs say lightheadedness isn't a SX of my idiopathic Intercranial hypertension. But other patients & IIH forums suggest it could be? I'm confused why?

Pseudotumor cerebri: A diagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) requires a good headache history, physical examination, lumbar puncture, and possibly imaging. Symptoms usually include a headache that is worse when lying flat as well as visual disturbances. See a neurologist for further evaluation. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000351.htm ...Read more

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My Intercranial hypertension is getting worse (the pulsating gets louder as pressure rises). I'm lightheaded almost 24/7, could IIH cause this?

My Intercranial hypertension is getting worse (the pulsating gets louder as pressure rises). I'm lightheaded almost 24/7, could IIH cause this?

How do you know: If the intracranial pressure is rising? Normal pressure is 20 CM H2O or less (as measured at the time of a spinal tap) ICH usually produces blurred vision on reclining with or without a diffuse headache. Symptoms resolve immediately with removal of enough spinal fluid to bring the pressure back down to 20 or less. ...Read more

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I take lisinopril for hypertension. ..I have lost weight due to walking my dog several times every day....Some mornings I am light headed/ dizzy. .

I take lisinopril for hypertension. ..I have lost weight due to walking my dog several times every day....Some mornings I am light headed/ dizzy. .

BP?: Check your blood pressure. If you don't own a cuff, it's worthwhile to purchase one ($50-100). You may not need the Lisinopril any longer but it's up to you to prove it. ...Read more

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Take florinef (fludrocortisone) for dysautonomia when on. 1mg I get a tight feeling at top of head and more lightheaded. Could this be intracrainial hypertension?

Take florinef (fludrocortisone) for dysautonomia when on. 1mg I get a tight feeling at top of head and more lightheaded. Could this be intracrainial hypertension?

NO: You can't feel elevated intracranial pressure. If you have unacceptable side effects from flurinef, you should either reduce the dose or stop it. ...Read more

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Dizziness or faintness for 5 months. I get tingling sensation near scalp then lightheaded. I have hypertension and heart palps.

You need evaluation: You have been having faintness and dizziness for 5 months and lighthededness and history of high blood pressure and heart palpitation.You should be evalated for all these, your BP should be controlled, cause of your palpitation found and treated and investigations done for lightheadedness, faintness, and dizziness
you should talk to your doctor and may need cardiac and neuro consult as well. So go. ...Read more

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I been having complications with asthma and light headed. My blood pressure was 98/44 is that to low. I'm 35 yrs old. Father died hypertension last yr?

I been having complications with asthma and light headed. My blood pressure was 98/44 is that to low. I'm 35 yrs old. Father died hypertension last yr?

Low BP: I think you are light headed from a low blood pressure. Check with your provider in regards of your asthma medications and effect on the BP. Your family history of hypertension is a risk, but not necessary you will have it. ...Read more

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Imbalance, shortness of breath, light headed, dizziness, rapid heart rate, anxiety, hypertension, neck muscle spasm. These are my symptoms, what is it?

Imbalance, shortness of breath, light headed, dizziness, rapid heart rate, anxiety, hypertension, neck muscle spasm. These are my symptoms, what is it?

Time for an exam: These sound serious enough to see a doctor for an exam. I doubt that you can get a valid diagnosis any other way and whatever it is, you'll probably need some intervention. So, do it soon and start getting better. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the best prescription that would decrease dizziness as a side effect from a properly titrated hbp medicine?

What is the best prescription that would decrease dizziness as a side effect from a properly titrated hbp medicine?

Huh?: Best treatment is to reduce antihypertensive or switch to another agent. Certainly need to make distinction between "dizzy" and sense of impending loss of consciousness with low bp. Very labile BP with unpredictable swings may. Require more advanced studies such as an ambulatory blood pressure monitor or directed monitoring. ...Read more

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Titrating/switching hbp meds to decrease drowsiness/dizziness has not worked well. What else can my md prescribe? Anything new on the market?

Titrating/switching hbp meds to decrease drowsiness/dizziness has not worked well. What else can my md prescribe? Anything new on the market?

Bp: The market has lots of blood pressure medications of lots of types available. Ask your doctor what the plan is for you. We generally can find an effective regimen that works for the patient and is tolerated. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have HBP and dizziness and I feel like fainting, difficult in breathing, fast heartbeats, my doc said I might have Vertigo, is it right??

Sometimes I have HBP and dizziness and I feel like fainting, difficult in breathing, fast heartbeats, my doc said I might have Vertigo, is it right??

Ur md may be right: Usually you do not have any symptoms with high blood pressure but if you do have a dizziness then your blood pressure may be very high and needs meds. If your blood pressure it is not very high then your symptoms may be due to other reasons like anxiety. ...Read more

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Sob&dizziness when exercising no angina what could be the cause? Known rt lung base minimal collapse tachycardic at times hbp

Sob&dizziness when exercising no angina what could be the cause? Known rt lung base minimal collapse tachycardic at times hbp

Dizzy: Lots of possibilities. Need to see a doctor for history and physical and any other testing suggested by initial work up. ...Read more

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Pain in lungs when breathing no dizziness what could be a cause? Xrays showed rt minimal lung base collapse hbp hyperthyroidism

Pain in lungs when breathing no dizziness what could be a cause? Xrays showed rt minimal lung base collapse hbp hyperthyroidism

Dyspnea & hi-thyroid: Dyspnea may occur for many reasons in hyperthyroidism: increase in oxygen consumption leading to hypoxemia; increase in co2 production leading to hypercapnia; respiratory muscle weakness; decreased lung volume; an anatomical such as partial airway obstruction from a large goiter is also possible; exacerbation of underlying asthma; pulmonary hypertension. Proper treatment can correct all these. ...Read more

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Why do I have a pressure pain in rt chest and ribs? No sob or dizziness rt lung minimal base collapse hbp tachycardic hyperthyroidism

Why do I have a pressure pain in rt chest and ribs? No sob or dizziness rt lung minimal base collapse hbp tachycardic hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism will cause tachycardia, hypertension. What cause your pain at right chest can be many reasons. For your age, it looks most likely from muscular origin. Better to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My mom (50) have hypertension, today morning she had vomitting, heavy head and dizziness, is there any concern?

My mom (50) have hypertension, today morning she had vomitting, heavy head and dizziness, is there any concern?

These symptoms: By themselves may just be a viral syndrome HOWEVER this is assuming your Mom's blood pressure is under control!
She should contact her Primary Care Physician as soon as practicable!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can couvade syndrome leads to hypertension? . My husband has frequent dizziness and his 140/90 BP. I'm preg and we want roll out what causes?

Can couvade syndrome leads to hypertension? . My husband has frequent dizziness and his 140/90 BP. I'm preg and we want roll out what causes?

Couvaid Syndrome: Or sympathetic pregnancy is a rare condition in which the partner of a pregnant woman experiences some of the symptoms of pregnancy. Hypertension has not been one of the symptoms associated with this condition. More likely this is due to another cause. Dizziness can occur with HTN and many other conditions. If either one of you are experiencing these symptoms you should have it looked into. ...Read more

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I am 31/male diagnosed with Hypertension. Recently had an ECHO, . latest reading 166/90. I have bad back pain, dizziness, wetting the bed twice?

I am 31/male diagnosed with Hypertension. Recently had an ECHO, . latest reading 166/90. I have bad back pain, dizziness, wetting the bed twice?

Issues: BP is still high, so you need to continue to have that followed and treated. Sometimes people may need 2 or 3 drugs to control there blood pressure. The other issues is it appears you have some possible kidney issues with the bad back pains, dizziness and overactive bladder/bed wetting. Get an evaluation to assess both issues. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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I have been struggling with orthostatic hypertension and my doctor seems to be not sure about what to do to help my dizziness and blacking out. Help!

POTS syndrome?: Look up pots syndrome. It is rare, but in a young person with unexplained orthostatic hypotension it should be considered. It is associated with migraine. For orthostatic hypotension, wearing compression stockings and avoiding getting up from a seated r lying position too fast, can help. ...Read more

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Hypertension of 151/90, having dizziness, vomiting while taking antihypertensive drug everyday for long. Will she overdose by taking more? Solutions?

Hypertension of 151/90, having dizziness, vomiting while taking antihypertensive drug everyday for long. Will she overdose by taking more? Solutions?

HTN side effects?: If her HTN drug causes dizziness/vomiting then re assessment is needed, does she also have orthostasis for example, Too many potential variables to meaning fully help her in this limited forum; however its clear she needs further help, see a competent local MD or try Health Tap Concierge ...Read more

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Hypertension since traumatic event, diet exercise helps but remains over 140/90, taking supplements because medications cause dizziness, ankle swell?

Treatment: High blood pressure should be treated. There are many different classes of blood pressure medications. If you have had side effects with one or a few, try different ones until you find one (s) that work and you can tolerate. Symptoms of dizziness and swelling may be related to blood pressure however should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheaded (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more