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Unexplained Rise In 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
Has been described : This should not be a significant consideration in blood pressure treatment. It has been described as one is cold and the peripheral blood vessels do constrict to keep the person warmer. The blood pressure will go up but so will with caffeine. See your doc and follow directions ...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
Many things . . .: There are many ways to increase blood pressure (BP) such as stress & anxiety. Excess salt in one's diet can do so, too. Common over-the-counter medications such as decongestants can also increase one's BP. Smoking can temporarily increase BP while putting you at risk for many other issues. Obesity & lack of exercise don't help either. In fact, losing weight via exercise can decrease BP naturally. ...Read more
Drop in BP: If a patient (p) has a drop in blood pressure due to an acute bleed or sepsis, for a period of time, the p can then develop acute renal failure (af). In af, the potassium (k), BUN and serum creatinine will rise and the carbon dioxide (c) will fall in the blood. The lack of excretion of k by the kidneys in af and the fall in c will cause the serum k to rise. This reverses when the af is over. ...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
Pain + emotions, yes: For some diabetic patients, significant pain (and/or emotional changes) can raise their glucose levels. In these people, it is recommended that they monitor their glucose levels more carefully during these episodes, to determine need for adjusting medication doses. Pain and emotions can increase the hormones cortisol and epinephrine, which both can raise glucose levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not known: There are many theories but know one knows for sure. Many thins probably contribute. ...Read more
C below: You are 19 but... People with an arm-to-arm difference of 15 points or more are twice as likely to have peripheral artery disease—essentially cholesterol-clogged arteries in the arms, legs, or other non-heart parts of the body. In your case Mild coarctation could also be present ...Read more
Many possibilities: Although. Many possibilities for a drop in blood pressure in people with diabetes exists, autonomic insufficiency relatedd to diabetic neuropathy needs to be kept in mind. This may manifest as a drop in blood pressure when changing from a lying or sitting position to a standing position with associated symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low
No immediate risk: They are not dangerous in themselves and there is no immediate cause for worry. On the other hand, living with chronic anxiety over many years will take a toll, physically and emotionally. See a mental health professional and get treatment. Panic attacks reflect underlying emotional issues. Psychotherapy will help you understand and overcome them. Get some help- you don't have to live with anxiety. ...Read more
Yes, and vice versa: A spike in blood pressure can cause strain on the heart, and if there is existing vascular disease or a problem with the structure or function of the cardiac valves or muscles, this can lead to shortness of breath. On the other hand, anxiety often provokes the sensation of being short of breath, and can simultaneously induce a spike in blood pressure via adrenaline release. Best to see/talk2 a doc ...Read more
Blood in eye HBP: You likely have the most severe form of HBP called malignant HTN. You need to get it under control now!. I specialize in this and am happy to get you to goal in only a few days to weeks depending on what meds you are on and how much salt you eat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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