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Hiten Patel Dr. Patel
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What are high blood pressure symptoms?

Hiten Patel Dr. Patel
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What are high blood pressure symptoms?

Varies - Often None: High blood pressure or hypertension is without symptoms in the majority of patients. One may have dull headaches, shortness of breath, dizzy spells, or more occasional nose bleeds. The major casualty of hypertension results from the longstanding effects of hypertension on the heart, blood vessels, and kidneys, this more likely when blood pressure is very uncontrolled (>180/120 vs 135/85). ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Hypertension (Definition)

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


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Why I feel high blood pressure symptoms like headaches when my BP is just a little high?

Why I feel high blood pressure symptoms like headaches when my BP is just a little high?

Headache came first?: Mildly elevated BP is not typically associated with headaches. It is a "silent killer." it may be that you have headaches and therefore a slight rise in bp. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can lack of exercise and high blood pressure produce symptoms similar to attention deficit disorder?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Can lack of exercise and high blood pressure produce symptoms similar to attention deficit disorder?

HTN/ADHD: Indirectly, if BP is not under control & u r not getting enough rest & sleep & activity, it can affect your focusing & attention. ...Read more

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How long can a male live with an fev of 27, chf, and a non ischemic cardiomyopathy? I also have semi-controlled high blood pressure, stroke symptoms

How long can a male live with an fev of 27, chf, and a non ischemic cardiomyopathy?  I also have semi-controlled high blood pressure, stroke symptoms

CHF: Your combination of ingredients is serious. I presume you are under the care of a cardiologist and following his/her program carefully. Diet, exercise and a group of medications together have the potential for maximizing your quantity and quality of life. No one without more knowledge of your status can give you a good prediction of longevity. ...Read more

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Consistent high blood pressure but no symptoms. What to do?

Consistent high blood pressure but no symptoms. What to do?

Check up: If your blood pressure is high, you need to see doctor to work up for the reasons and have treatment. The earlier to control your blood pressure, the better outcome will be. ...Read more

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What would cause extremely high blood pressure without any other symptoms?

What would cause extremely high blood pressure without any other symptoms?

Define extreme?: In your age group, the most common cause is benign (or essential) hypertension. This is high blood pressure without a known cause. That being said, heart conditions can contribute, arterial disease, stroke (you'd be having other symptoms), some hormonal imbalances, etc. You should be evaluated by your doctor, who can do some tests to find out what's going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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For high blood pressure and other symptoms of preeclampsia, what can I do to prolong the pregnancy?

High blood pressure: For high blood pressure anything that you can do to lower your blood pressure will help. Things such as lying in bed, relaxing, remaining calm will help, in addition avoiding salty foods and those with caffeine will also help. The only treatment for preeclampsia is to deliver the baby before other symptoms develop. ...Read more

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Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Symptoms of high blood pressure?

Sx of HBP: usually there are none. That is the reason I if called the silent killer. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of high blood pressure?

May be nothing until: For many years, hypertension is unknown as a silent killer..Because it typically does not have easily recognizable symptoms until late..Such as severe headaches, strokes, heart attacks etc..Chronic hypertension is known to cause atherosclerosis, increases risk of heart attacks/strokes etc..Thus recommended to be treated adequately. So, don't wait for symptoms. Consult your doc early. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

Mostly none but....: In most cases no symptoms and this is a problem because it can lurk up on you and cause heart and kidney disease as well as stroke. Some people may feel flushed, dizzy, pounding sensation in head and headache. Severe high blood pressure can also cause chest pain, shortness of breath, blurring of vision and confusion. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

Generally none: In most cases, you cannot feel your elevated BP even though anecdotally, people think they do. In a hypertensive crisis (bp ranging around >200/>110, more likely >240/>120), one may have confusion (encephalopathy), shortness of breath (heart failure) or chest discomfort (angina). Acute renal failure, which you can't feel, also occurs. ...Read more

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Is there any simptums to high blood pressure?

Is there any simptums to high blood pressure?

Symptoms HBP: 55 F asks: Is there any simptums to high blood pressure? ANS: almost never. This is the reason it is called the silent killer. Fist symptom may be drop dead, stroke, heart attach or needing to go on kidney dialysis. Available for 2nd opinion now. ...Read more

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Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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What are common symptoms of high blood pressure?

Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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What are common symptoms of high blood pressure?

Hypertension symptom: Dull headaches, blurred vision, shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, or a few more nosebleeds than normal. Unfortunately, there are not often symptoms and that is why some refer to it as the "silent killer.". ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in high blood pressure?

What symptoms are common in high blood pressure?

None reliable...: There are few reliable, predictable symptoms of high blood pressure unless it is extremely high or 'too late'. For instance, if way too high, the eyes and brain don't like it and the retina of the eye can thicken or hemorrhage causing visual loss or distortion. Mental status changes and headaches can ensue. At worst, stroke. Mild high blood pressure has no reliable symptoms, so get it checked! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic high blood pressure?

What are the symptoms of chronic high blood pressure?

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

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What are some of the symptoms of high blood pressure?

What are some of the symptoms of high blood pressure?

Usually none: Usually elevated blood pressure does not have any symptoms. In severe cases, it can cause headache, chest pain, or dizziness. ...Read more

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Which symptoms do you get if you have high blood pressure?

Usually none: Most people with high BP dont get symptoms, until they have a heart attack or a stroke (part of brain dies from bleeding into it). That is why high blood pressure is called the "silent killer." however, some people have headache, blurry vision, chest pain, or out of breath with very high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

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


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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