Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
can sudden temporary high blood pressure cause brain damage?
I had an experience 22 days ago where i was smoking a cig and i was dizzy and my heart was pounding, afterwards i've felt really spaced out and my short term memory and ability to problem solve are alot worse. I had an mri for this so if i did have a stroke hopefully it show up. I also have an anxiety disorder but never experienced symptoms like and so sudden. I have experienced ocasionall brain fog. Any ways this is really depressing me because my brain was very functional before, and now i don't know what i'm going to do if this does not get better. Could this be temporary symptom of high blood pressure? Any advice would be much aprreciated.
Cancel
4 Answers
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
159619 tn?1318997813
High BP would only cause damage if it resulted in a bleed or was caused by a blockage in one of the arteries in your brain resulting in the death of brain cells. What you describe sounds a lot like a TIA (transient ischemic attack) where the blood flow to the interior portion of you brain is temporarily reduced, more a result of low BP than high.

In any case, your MRI should show any damage.

Jon
Comment
Cancel
159619 tn?1318997813
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Hey thanks for responding my mri did come out normal. I'm afraid becaues my symptoms are the same. Do all tia's show up on mri's, will i recover if this was a tia?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
159619 tn?1318997813
TIA's do not show up on an MRI as they do not cause damage. They can be a normal thing that happens once in a while if you experience a drop in BP. A singular event or two would not be worrisome to me but you should ask your doctor. TIA's do not have any lasting effects either so you should recover completely and quickly.

Jon
Comment
Cancel
159619 tn?1318997813
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Yeah thats what i thought. I hope this is some type of somatic anxiety thing. I'm going to have a eeg test in a few days. I wish i had a problem that was ovious and was easy to diagnose and take care of. I;m really getting tired of this. Once again thanks for the advice.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Avatar universal
Blank
Barbourville, KY
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Keep track of your blood pressure
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
5265383 tn?1453516751
Blank
aspen2 commented on 5 Months In...and sti...
Apr 27
Avatar universal
Blank
need2breathe2010 Life is responding to you! Comment
Apr 22
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
High Blood Pressure / Hypertension Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893 tn?1408490528
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Avatar universal
Blank
Barbourville, KY
463897 tn?1448485050
Blank