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How Long Does It Take High Blood Pressure To Cause Brain Attack
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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
It can happen: Atherosclerosis, the underlying cause of heart attack and stroke, is associated with the following high risk conditions: hypertension, diabetes, smoking, hyperlipidemia, family history of heart attack or stroke. Untreated high blood pressure is very dangerous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probablistic: It surely raises the risk over the long haul. ...Read more
Anything eaten tastes sour. Has had a stroke recently and has high blood pressure. 72 years old and takes medication for high blood pressure & stroke?
Dysgeusia: The condition of DYSGEUSIA, meaning change in taste sensation can occur when people have strokes. The patient may also have had a change in their sense of smell since these 2 things often travel together, both in health as well as in disease states. Of course, there are other causes for taste alteration other than stroke such as medication after taste so if things don't get better maybe a look see ...Read more
Depends on rate: If you have a sudden surge of pressure and a weakened artery in the bran it can have devastating results. If the pressure is elevated long term there are several mechanisms that occur to protect the brain. However anytime the diastolic BP is above 110 ( the lower #) the risk of stroke goes up ...Read more
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)
A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure (top number) and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number). The systolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. Ideal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is 140/90 or higher. ...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
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