Syncope is the medical term for fainting . This is a brief lapse in consciousness caused by transient cerebral hypoxia (diminished oxygen). Syncope usually is preceded by a sensation of light-headedness and may often be prevented by lying down or by sitting with the head between the knees. It may be caused by many different factors including emotional stress , vagal (nerve) stimulation, pooling of blood in the legs, or sudden change in environmental temperature or body position. Syncope must be separated from seizures and other states of altered consciousness such as dizziness , vertigo , coma, and narcolepsy . Fainting (syncope) occurs when the blood supply in the brain is temporarily inadequate and is restored in a minute or so. There are many causes of fainting, ranging from benign to serious. A fainting episode can have no medical significance or it can be a symptom of a serious disorder. Some people faint at the sight of blood, after intense pain, emotional shock , or as a result of severe...
I suffer form Migraines during my menstruation. Sometimes my blood pressure rises 160's and 90's for about 20 minutes followed by shivers and then it goes down. Normally my blood pressure tends to be on the low side 110/70. Can a migraine cause temporary high blood pressure? Veronica.
Yes, Migraine can cause blood pressure to rise. Please be sure that your doctor is aware of this.
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Medications Several classes of drugs are used to treat hypertension. Diuretics Diuretics help the kidneys get rid of excess salt and water. They are the mainstays of anti-hypertensive therapy and are often the first type of drug selected for most people with hypertension. They are also especially helpful for treating patients with heart failure, patients with isolated systolic hypertension, the elderly, and African-Americans. (African-Americans are more likely to be salt-sensitive, so they respond well to these drugs.) They also work well for patients with diabetes. Diuretics are often used in combination with other antihypertensive drugs. There is strong evidence that diuretics work just as well as newer drugs in lowering blood pressure and are more effective in preventing heart failure, heart attack, and stroke. Diuretic Types and Brands. The three main types of diuretics include: Thiazide diuretics. These include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Hygroton), indapamide (Lozol), hyd...
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