• Healthyagain Healthyagain
    October 13, 2009
    Headache just before and after orgasm, and on toilet
    Healthyagain Healthyagain
    October 13, 2009

    Recently, I learned that I have a mild high blood pressure (125/87 in average).  Then, about 3 weeks ago I experience my first headache after orgasm.  This headache becomes longer in hours up to 12 hours now.  Sometimes on toilet when I try to push my stool out I felt sudden pressure up in my head, and my BP was 165/110 for a minute then decreased.  Are this still in the normal range?  Or in the danger zone?  Thanks a lot.

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    October 14, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    October 13, 2009

    Hi Healthyagain,

     

    The Joint National Committee defines four blood pressure categories.

    Very High Range - Stage 2 Hypertension
    Systolic (top) blood pressure 160 mm Hg or high
    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 100 mm Hg or higher
    If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

    High Range - Stage 1 Hypertension
    Systolic (top) blood pressure 140 - 159 mm Hg
    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 90 - 99 mm Hg
    If in this range you have hypertension (high blood pressure).

    Caution Range - Prehypertension
    Systolic (top) blood pressure 120 - 139 mm Hg
    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure 80 - 89 mm Hg
    Take action!

    Normal Range - Normal
    Systolic (top) blood pressure below 120 mm Hg
    Diastolic (bottom) blood pressure below 80 mm Hg
    Perfect!

     

    A blood pressure of 165/110 is within the very high range.  I recommend contacting your physician.

     

    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

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    • Susan
      July 12, 2011
      Susan
      July 12, 2011

      I can so relate to this one and could use an answer as well. My blood pressure stays in the 135/85 range. But recently I am finding that while having an orgasim and for several minutes after I get an excruciationg headache and my pressure shoots up to 188/105. Is this normal and should I be concerned about having sex? Really hoping you will say yes and no....in that order.

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