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Chronic High Blood Pressure Signs
If someone has chronic high blood pressure, but shows no signs of emotional stress. Which hormones should you block or try to control?
No: Chronic high blood pressure is not a disease of abnormal hormone levels. That said, some blood pressure medicines work by blocking angiotensin and aldosterone - renal and adrenal hormones that are involved in the process of high blood pressure. Some antihypertensives antagonize adrenalin. Some BP meds act directly on blood vessels or the brain and have nothing to do with hormone levels. ...Read more
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more
A few blood tests: In addition to monitoring your blood pressure, you should have your cholesterol and blood sugar checked as high cholesterol and diabetes go along with high blood pressure often. Kidney function should also be monitored over time. A baseline ekg is helpful as well. An echocardiogram may be needed later in life to evaluate for heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
There are none: Hypertension (high blood pressure) typically has no symptoms. This is one of the things that makes it hard to treat. We treat hypertension to prevent strokes, heart and kidney disease. It is frequently involved in diabetes and obesity. People with obstructive sleep apnea often have high blood pressure. While it is associated with all of these diseases, it has no symptoms of its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I go to the doctor regular and im 21 weeks preg.I have chronic high blood pressure and take methyldopa twice a day..Could severe preeclamsia occur suddenly and me not know it or would there most likely be symptoms?
Nothing!: The most common symptoms of high blood pressure are no symptoms. The only way to check out your blood pressure is to have it measured. By the time people have symptoms like headache, chest pain or shortness of breath, they have probably had elevated blood pressure for quite a while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No signs: High blood pressure is a hidden disease that can lead to heart attack, stroke and kidney disease. This amy take many years but if not treated can cause irreversible damage. High BP on its own will not cause symptoms unless it is so high as to lead to brain damage or stroke ('malignant hypertension'). It is critical to get BP checked carefully and treated if too high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No signs: It's a silent disease, detectable only through measurement. ...Read more
Don't think so...: "swelling up" as in the fingers, hands, feet, and lower legs becoming fuller in hot weather is usually due to more blood flow to the hands and feet. This is called vasodilation, and occurs when a person is hot. His body sends more blood flow to his skin (including the hands and feet) because that helps cool his body down. It is not considered a sign of high blood pressure. ...Read more
None.: The most common symptom of high blood pressure is nothing. By the time symptoms develop pressure is exceedingly high or has been high without being detected and treated. Headaches, bloody noses, chest pain, strokes kidney failure or shortness of breath can occur due to untreated hypertension. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May have no signs: Most people with hypertension may not know they have it as there may not be any symptoms.And most of the time it is diagnosed when you visit your doctor.But some may have following symptoms 1headaches 2fatigue 3vision problems if BP is too high you may have 1chest pain 2 shortness of breath 3irregular heart beat 4severe headaches. ...Read more
If a mosquito suddenly explodes while feeding on my blood, is that a sign of high blood pressure?
No: It is a sign that the mosquito was overly engorged from ingesting your blood. ...Read more
What are the most common definitive signs to say that a person has high blood pressure , without measuring him ? just by looking ?
It can be: If your blood pressure is usually normal, and now it is up and you are under more than usual stress, then stress can be the cause of elevated blood pressure. However it is possible you actually have the condition of high blood pressure, and if it is high enough it needs to be treated. Your doctor will want to recheck it several times hours apart to determine if you need treatment. ...Read more
Hypertension: The commonest signs and symptoms are none. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more
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