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A 38-year-old member asked:

What sort of disease is chronic high blood pressure?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 43 years experience
Insidious: Chronic uncontrolled high blood pressure may produce no symptoms until a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, dementia, peripheral arterial disease, or kidney failure appear. Lifestyle and pharmacologic therapies are very effective in controlling the BP and the commensurate reduction in risk. See your doctor.
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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 48 years experience
Genetic plus diet: Genetics plus age plus diet plus inactivity plus obesity or any combination of these.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

What the heck is chronic high blood pressure really?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
See below: Chronic high blood pressure [or hypertension] is persistance of high blood pressure on repeated readings by a health proffessional and generally needs evaluation and treatment to lower it by non medical measures and mesications to acceptable levels to prevent complications due to the effect of HTN on various organs of the body like kidney, heart and brain.
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A 36-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Chronic high blood pressure?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
High BP defined: The healthiest BP is when it is ≤ 119.9/79.9 when taken correctly (almost never done correctly) with an accurate BP device (almost never checked for accuracy in a Dr office). Auscultation is still the gold standard. So rest 5 min in a chair, feet uncrossed on floor, take 3 readings at 3 different visits. Evidence is firm: when BP igreater than 140/90 and lowered one lives longer and healthier.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for chronic high blood pressure?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Automatic vs manual: Automactic blood-pressure measuring devices and manual ones are typically used for measuring your BP with a cuff. In the critically ill patient, a catheter maybe inserted in the blood vessel/heart to measure the pressure. Otherwise, there isn't much else. Chronic high BP can cause heart/kidney problems so we use ekg to check heart, ultrasound to check kidneys, but not measuring bp. Good luck.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of chronic high blood pressure?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
May be none: Uncomplicated high blood pressure is often asymptomatic. There may be vague symptoms of headache and if the blood pressure becomes too high, changes in mental status. Most of the symptoms arise from the complications, e.g., heart failure, myocardial infarction, renal failure, stroke, peripheral vascular disease etc.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is high blood pressure a disease in america?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
World-wide: A world-wide problem, mostly seen in developed countries.
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