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Can tension headache cause a spike in blood pressure?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: BP and pain

Yes. Of course. Any pain can elevate the blood pressure.

In brief: BP and pain

Yes. Of course. Any pain can elevate the blood pressure.
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