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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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Could high blood pressure make your eyes red?

Could high blood pressure make your eyes red?

No: Most high blood pressure will not show up on the eye surface but may affect vessels in the back of the eye. A red eye is due to some other surface cause like bleeding , infection, allergy, etc. ...Read more

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Is red bull bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Is red bull bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Stimulant: Red bull is a stimulant and therefore increases sympathetic nervous system tone. This can cause tachycardia (fast heart rate) and high blood pressure. Do not drink this metabolic poison. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause a red face? Is it a sign that the BP is very high if the red blotches are there?

Does high blood pressure cause a red face?  Is it a sign that the BP is very high if the red blotches are there?

Yes and no: "flushing" can be associated with blood pressure elevation, as can headaches, vision changes, fatigue to name a few others. However, emotional changes, temperature changes, thyroid problems, food allergies, medication reactions and skin conditions are also a few other reasons. High blood pressure is the "silent killer" so you need to see your medical professional sooner than later. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure make your eye red?

Does high blood pressure make your eye red?

Generally No: Hypertension mainly affects the blood vessels in the back of the eye in the retina. Occasionally with extreme and rapid increases in blood pressure, a small vessel can rupture in the conjunctiva over the white part of the eye (sclera) causing a dramatic red spot. Best to be checked soon. ...Read more

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Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

Is it OK for me to take red Korean ginseng with the high blood pressure medication that I am taking?

No problema: There's no reported interaction between Korean Ginseng and your other meds (coreg, clonidine, and hydralazine). ...Read more

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For someone who has high blood pressure and is taking medication for the pressure, will a glass of red wine every day have a negative effecy on the pr?

For someone who has high blood pressure and is taking medication for the pressure, will a glass of red wine every day have a negative effecy on the pr?

Wine is good: Alcohol in moderation is a vasodilator (will lower bp) and a relaxant (lowers bp) and has been shown repeatedly to be associated with a lower risk of heart attack. Obviously all bets are off for anyone who has difficulty self-regulating the amount they're drinking. But a glass with dinner? Bon app├ętit! ...Read more

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Are red spots in eyes a sign of high blood pressure?

Are red spots in eyes a sign of high blood pressure?

Not necessarily: Depending on the nature of the spots (are they blood spots or inflammation causing the blood vessels to be more apparent) it is less likely related to blood pressure. If the blood spots are in the retina in the back of the eye, however, there is a higher risk. See an eye doctor for a dilated examination, and have your blood pressure checked as well. ...Read more

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Can avoiding salt relieve high blood pressure and red eyes?

Can avoiding salt relieve high blood pressure and red eyes?

But not red eyes: Avoiding salt has no effect on your eyes. ...Read more

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What is the correct eye drop for red eye high blood pressure?

What  is the correct eye drop for red eye high blood pressure?

No drops until exam: I would not reccomend any eye drops until a complete ophthalmologic exam is performed. There are many reasons why one may have a red eye. 1. Allergy, 2. Infection, 3. Iritis, 4. Episcleritis, 5. Sub-conjunctival hemmorhage, 6. Glaucoma. Each of these diagnosis would require a different form of treatment an immediate exam is warranted. ...Read more

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Are many red veins in eyes for many yrs a sign of High Blood Pressure in Adults?

Are many red veins in eyes for  many yrs   a sign of High Blood Pressure in Adults?

No: Prominent conjunctival blood vessels increasing with age is primarily due to the thinning of connective tissues under the conjunctiva called tenon's capsule. This is why baby's eyes appears so white because of A very thick tenon's capsule. Furthermore, blood vessels tend to dilate more with irritation, whether from dryness, environmental exposures, UV, allergies and inflammation/infections. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and work out with heavy weights. Lately at the work my face gets red and i get bad pressure in my ears? And have to stop.

I have high blood pressure and work out  with heavy weights. Lately at the work my face gets red and i get bad pressure in my ears? And have to stop.

Take action...: How high? Are you taking medications for blood pressure? May ne medications are not enogh. Either you increase the dose or add another one. Do you have chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath at rest or on exertion?.....Back to your doctor asap.
Do not wait..You do not want stroke or heart attack? ...Read more

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My boyfriends left eye is always red. Could it be high blood pressure. His right eye is normal. What could this be?

My boyfriends left eye is always red. Could it be high blood pressure. His right eye is normal. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many potential causes of a red eye. I would recommend your boyfriend see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Have had a red blood shot right eye for 4 days now. I have high blood pressure. Is there some things that can cause this?

Yes, of course: See your ophthalmologist. A quick look will reveal the diagnosis. There are many possibilities ranging from a broken blood vessel, to an irritated eye, to a vascular malformation inside the skull. ...Read more

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I am experiencing arm pain. The following also describe me: High blood pressure (hypertension) and Back pain. What should I do? Red spots on my arms

I am experiencing  arm pain. The following also describe me: High blood pressure (hypertension) and Back pain. What should I do? Red spots on my arms

Bug bites vs viral: or other , be sure blood pressure average below 150/90 , if chest pain with numbness down arm call 911 could be heart , if have a cat and scratched you could be bacterial infection see a dr. ...Read more

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I take amlodipine 5mg for high blood pressure. I got a yeast infection and I took a Diflucan (fluconazole). I then read not to take them together. Am I ok ?

I take amlodipine 5mg for high blood pressure. I got a yeast infection and I took a Diflucan (fluconazole). I then read not to take them together. Am I ok ?

Increased effect: Amlodipine increases the levels and the effect of Diflucan, (fluconazole) which in your cases, taking just one diflucan (fluconazole), (fluconazole) should have an enhancing effect of the diflucan (fluconazole) in treating the yeast infection. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

My blood pressure is 106/65 and my pulse is 65.Do I need to go to the E.R.? I normally have high blood pressure.

NO: You are fine. Relax. This is normal BP and Pulse. There is normal range of BP from 90/60 to 140/85. and Pulse varies from 60 to 100. ...Read more

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Year old with high blood pressure?

Year old with high blood pressure?

1yo HBO: yes high blood pressure can occur at one year. Usually due to a known cause and there are many. Happy to do consult but need more details. ...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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How do I get high blood pressure down?

How do I get high blood pressure down?

Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first:
- don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product.
- lose weight if you're overweight.
- exercise regularly.
- eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat.
- limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake.
- try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read more

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Can someone box with high blood pressure?

Can someone box with high blood pressure?

It depends: Depending on your medical problems, you should check with your doctor, boxing can cause traumatic brain injury and I do not recommend it in general. ...Read more

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Can high blood pressure affect the vision?

Can high blood pressure affect the vision?

Yes: Acute rise in blood pressure especially severe may result in visual disturbance. Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may also cause visual changes. ...Read more

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Can ginger aggravate high blood pressure ?

Can ginger aggravate high blood pressure ?

BP and Ginger: There are reports that ginger has a mild beneficial effect on BP, a study compared it to garlic for BP and cholesterol. Ginger was better for BP, and garlic was more beneficial for cholesterol ...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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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. Al Hegab
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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