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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Reading up on sign and symptoms of high blood pressure. Can you say more?

Reading up on sign and symptoms of high blood pressure. Can you say more?

Hypertension: Htn is called the "silent killer" for a reason meaning symptoms frequently occur late if at all. Talk to your physician & get screened. Preventive techniques include maintaining an ideal body weight, exercising regularly & moderating alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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What symptoms or signs would tell a person that they have high blood pressure without going to a doctor or drug store?

What symptoms or signs would tell a person that they have high blood pressure without going to a doctor or drug store?

Difficult to tell: Some people with high blood pressure might have a headache or blurry vision. However, most people cannot feel or tell what their blood pressure is. The only reliable way to check your blood pressure is by using a blood pressure cuff. ...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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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 of high blood pressure require immediate medical attention?

What symptoms of high blood pressure require immediate medical attention?

Likely any.: Usually this is asymptomatic, but if you have headaches, epistaxis (nosebleed), blurred vision and a history of hypertension, you should see your doctor urgently, as these indicate severe hypertension. If there is no history of high blood pressure and you have these symptoms consistently, particularly if you have all of them, see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high blood pressure, and when do you go into emergency?

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure, and when do you go into emergency?

HBP symptoms: Almost all with HTN have no symptoms till have stroke, heart or kidney failure, or heart attack or die suddenly. This is the reason it is called the silent killer. What we do know is that the higher it is the sooner you die and the greater percent of the time you live you suffer from CVD before you die. We know treating HTN makes you live longer and suffer less from CVD. If high get treated. ...Read more

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What physical symptoms of high blood pressure and diabetics are there?

What physical symptoms of high blood pressure and diabetics are there?

See below: High BP usually no symptoms. If BP is very high then you may have headaches or blurry vision. High BP can cause strokes and heart attacks. Diabetes can also be asymptomatic. Early symptoms include increased thirst, increased urination, and fatigue. Possibly weight loss. ...Read more

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If at all i feel no symptoms of high blood pressure, is there still a problem?

If at all i feel no symptoms of high blood pressure, is there still a problem?

Yes: The high blood pressure will cause a lot of life threaten problems sooner or later. Take from me i did suffer from that my self. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of high blood pressure? Can you treat it without seeing a doctor?

Bp: commonest symptom of hypertension is no symptoms. It is important to get a valid diagnosis and treatment from a physician ...Read more

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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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What are the signs of high blood pressure?

What are the signs of high blood pressure?

Silent killer: We call high blood pressure a silent killer because often times there are no symptoms. We need to monitor actual readings. If its dangerously high you can get many different symptoms, too long to list. ...Read more

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What are the sign for high blood pressure ?

What are the sign for high blood pressure ?

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 more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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. James Krick
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. A systolic blood pressure (top number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum contraction and a diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) is the pressure the blood exerts on the artery when the heart is at maximum relaxation. ...Read more