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Migraine Can Raise Blood Pressure
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
No : Allergies will not raise a person's blood pressure. In contrast, a severe allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock can be associated with too low of a blood pressure. Some medications used to treat allergies like decongestant tablets may have an effect of raising blood pressure in some people. ...Read more
Yes. Off market.: Dramamine, or dimenhydrinate, is an antihistamine used especially for vertigo ("hyperstimulated labyrinth"). According to the FDA website (www.fda.gov/drugs) all manufacturers except 1 have discontinued making the medication, & now it is only available by prescription in injected form (no pills, tablets, or syrups) OTC. All antihistamines can raise BP. Talk to the prescribing doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Antibiotics indiscriminately kill good intestinal bacteria (probiotics) along with the bad ones. Probiotic bacteria help to reduce inflammation in our body. Increased inflammation from killing of the good bacteria can increase blood pressure. So, what to do? Eat healthy food to boost immunity. Avoid antibiotics Take a probiotic daily. Read more on: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Everyone responds differently to BP meds and there have been reports of patients having an increase of blood pressure, for example related to renin levels, when started on BP meds. Remember however that our blood pressures rise and fall naturally throughout the day so it is important to follow trends over time. In some cases, the medicine is simply not working for you, not raising your BP. ...Read more
No: Augmenting or Clavuanic acid - Amoxicillin - is broad spectrum antibiotics .More common side effect is upset stomach, diarrhea . It is sealed to " killing" all the good bacteria " probiotics' from gut as well as " bad " bacteria causing infection. It is good to keep well hydrated and consume health diet - including fermented food as Yogurt, Kefir. If you have High BP it could be the reason. ...Read more
Total body tension: The headache would not cause the blood pressure spike, but the 2 symptoms could come together in one person. I have also seen hypertensive people develop headaches when BP rises quickly. Tension headache means the muscles around your scalp are very tense, and they can hurt like muscles anywhere else in your body can hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seems unlikely : Low blood sugars stimulate a counter regulatory response whereby hormones including adrenaline and cortisol are secreted into the blood stream to help the body make more sugar. Both of these hormones tend to increase blood pressure. When the brain is deprived of its fuel source counter regulation works in a way to keep up the blood supply and glucose feeding the brain. ...Read more
Generally no,: But there are many antidepressants out there. It would be helpful if you were asking about a specific one and we could answer better. There are some that can cause minor EKG changes, there is one that can cause a significant increase in blood pressure but it isn't used much anymore. Antidepressants are often used with people who have hypertension so it is not considered an aggravating factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety doesn't cause long-term high blood pressure (hypertension): But episodes of anxiety can cause dramatic, temporary spikes in your blood pressure. If those temporary spikes occur frequently, such as every day, they can cause damage to your blood vessels, heart and kidneys, as can chronic high blood pressure. In addition, when you have anxiety you're more likely to resort to other unhealthy habits that can increase your blood pressure, such as: Smoking, Drinking alcoholic beverages, Overeating. Some medications to treat anxiety and other mental health conditions, such as serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), can also increase your blood pressure. If you have trouble controlling your anxiety or if anxiety interferes with daily activities, talk to your doctor or a mental health provider to find an appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Blood pressure: Patients with high blood pressure can physiologically donate blood. Often they will not be allowed to donate because they may be on anti hypertensive and other drugs. Gettting a transfusion which contains hypotension directed drugs could be a problem for some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: These are two of many known uses for ginger. However, ginger has not been tested in a scientific way, as to whether it actually works for these issues. I suppose you could try for yourself and see. Keep a headache diary for a month, then start ginger 2 grams per day. Take it for a month and compare how you do. You could use the same approach for blood pressure. Good luck! ...Read more
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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