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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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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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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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Do you know of tell tale signs of high blood pressure?

Do you know of tell tale signs of high blood pressure?

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 more

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I eat very very unhelthy yet every 6 months when I get a check up I never gain weight or have signs of high blood pressure why?

I eat very very unhelthy yet every 6 months when I get a check up I never gain weight or have signs of high blood pressure why?

Good genes.: Lucky you - you got some good genetics from your parents. If you keep trying, though, you can overcome your good genetics, gain weight, get high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. Even the best genes cannot fight a bad lifestyle forever. ...Read more

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When I get hot I swell up , it this a sign of high blood pressure.?

When I get hot I swell up , it this a sign of high blood pressure.?

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

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What to do if i think i may have high blood pressure. What are the signs?

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 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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Can you tell me which are the signs of hypertension (high blood pressure)?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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


Dr. Al Hegab
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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