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Full Question: Normally, my blood pressure runs 105/65, but during a migraine it goes up to 185/120 (average) with my pulse rate approximately 120-140. I understand the correlation between my migraine causing my blood pressure to go up, then the pain causes my blood pressure to increase more, then my high blood pressure makes my head hurt worse, turning into a vicious cycle. I've tried all the beta blockers, calcium-channel blockers, and ACE inhibitors but they do not control by blood pressure during a migraine -- the only way to bring it down is to get control of the pain and end the migraine. My question is why when my blood pressure goes up so high, I feel so cold and shiver uncontrollably. My teeth will even chatter. I feel like I'm freezing, even if it's 90 degrees. I'm sure there's a vascular explanation. Can you explain? Answer: Hello; Sometime, overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system during a migraine can result in cold extremities and increased blood...
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...
Your blood pressure is the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps. Every time your heart beats (this is the heart contracting), it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats and lowest when the heart rests between beats. Blood pressure readings use two numbers, read one over the other. The top number (systolic pressure) measures blood pressure when the heart beats. The bottom number (diastolic pressure) measures blood pressure in between heartbeats. A normal blood pressure reading is 120/80 or slightly lower. If you have a blood pressure reading of 140/90 or higher, you're considered to have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension).
High blood pressure usually doesn't have any symptoms, so you may not realize you have it.
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