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Dizziness is a symptom for low blood pressure, NOT high blood

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Dizziness is a symptom for low blood pressure, NOT high blood pressure, right? Thank you.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Shahzad MD replied 5 months ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

dizziness is a very nonspecific symptom and can happen with a large number of reasons

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes I agree that with low blood pressure one tends to have dizziness that is a postural dizziness. By that I mean that when you get up from a sitting or a lying down position you get dizzy.

Customer:

But is dizziness ever a symptom for high blood pressure?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

No its not but there should be another cause of it.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It may be due to medications that you are on.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It may be due to inner ear problem

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It may be due to a large number of other causes

Customer:

Yes, I realize that there are many causes for dizziness. But I just want to have my mind at ease whenever I get dizzy that it's not because my blood pressure is high.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

high blood pressure should not cause dizziness

Dr. Shahzad MD :

what is your blood pressure right now?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I mean how high is it?

Customer:

The last reading last night was 148/86, but it's probably because I was under a lot of stress and because it was already 10:00 P.M., and I take my pill at 6:00 A.M.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This blood pressure is not too high at all

Dr. Shahzad MD :

so this should not cause any symptoms

Customer:

I know. But everytime I have get dizzy, I worried sick that my blood pressure is high.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Dizziness is not related to high blood pressure that you are having.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

thats for sure

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I am here online to answer any further questions that you may have.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Kindest Regards

Customer:

148/86 is an average of all my readings from last night, but my highest reading was 154/92. However, my blood pressure readings are normally like 98/60, 110/64, 114/73, and 118/78 when it is taken in the morning or afternoon.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

These blood pressure readings are not bad at all

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I mean this should not cause your dizziness

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