Can a person with high blood pressure be sometimes low at the same time?

Yes it is possible. Patients who have high blood pressure are usually being treated with multiple medications. These medications are effective at controlling the chronic problem of high blood pressure. However in some instances they may induce an episode of low blood pressure especially if the patient takes many medications at one time, becomes dehydrated or becomes affected with another condition.

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Does my taking tegretol & Epilim (for epilepsy) together with amlodipine (for high blood pressure) at the same time interfere with each other? Tq

Easy to handle. Can get blood levels for your anti-seizure meds, and check blood pressure readings and adjust dosages as needed. Why are you concerned? Your doctor should easily be able to manage this. Read more...

What could be causing high blood pressure and low pulse in a fit person?

Hypertension=common. Cardiovascular fitness often results in lower heart rate, but high blood pressure still occur. Essential hypertension (causse unknown) accounts for >90% of cases and being physically fit does not eliminate hypertension--it helps. Obesity/sedentary lifestyles make it worse. So, diet/exercercise is always advisable. Keep exercising and consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. Read more...
Many causes. Many common causes include: a diet high in fat and cholesterol not exercising regularly or not exercising hard enough being overweight a family history of high blood pressure tobacco use stress some birth control medicines kidney and hormone problems. Read more...

If once prescribed high blood pressure medicine, can a person be weened from the medicine over time or are they stuck taking it. ..

Probably stuck. It takes a while to be convinced that blood pressure medicines are necessary. If diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes aren't enough, then we resort to medicines. If, however, the patient can lose 80 pounds, stop alcohol/caffeine/salt/stress/etc., then it is conceivable that blood pressure medicine could be stopped. Even with that, some people just make high blood pressure anyway... Read more...
BP med duration. If one's hypertension (hbp) is "essential" hypertension it is quite likely that one will need lifelong therapy if no changes are made in that person's life style. Some people can lose their hbp with weight loss and/or cessation of smoking. If the hbp is secondary, treatment of the cause of it can resolve the cause of hbp. A physician needs to be seen to answer your question. Read more...

Is a low pulse with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly person?

Depends. Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dangerous" it is. In elderly patients it is often reasonable to accept higher baseline bp's rather than to push medications. If i can get a BP down to 140/90 range without side effects in an 80 year old I am generally pleased. Read more...