Are vascular conditions a common complication of high blood pressure?

Yes. Conditions including, but not limited to, heart attack, stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and vascular kidney disease are all increased in patient with uncontrolled high blood pressure. For almost all related problems, control of BP reduces the risk at or near that for non-hypertensive people.

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My father died of complications with high blood pressure, will I get this disease too?

You can stay healthy. Patients with a family history are more likely to develop high blood pressure. The key is to keep tabs on your blood pressure and to get treatment early if needed to prevent complications. Lifestyle factors, like exercise and a low salt diet, are important in preventing or delaying onset of high blood pressure. Patients with a tendency toward higher bps are not condemned to have complications. Read more...
Very common issue. The frequency of high blood pressure is quite common in the population & by 50 about 50% will need to deal with the problem.Everyone should be aware that this can come on without any specific signs or symptoms.Regular checkups or simple screenings at a store kiosk may alert you to it's arrival.I would plan my life around expecting it by 50 & having access to the care needed to keep it under contro. Read more...

Can I take musinex with high blood pressure. Will it cause complications with atenenol?

Expectorant. Plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) should be fine. Mucinex (guaifenesin) D would NOT be good with your blood pressure. Mucinex (guaifenesin) D has pseudoephedrine and can increase blood pressure. . Read more...

What are common symptoms of high blood pressure?

None. The most common symptom of high blood pressure is no symptoms. By the time someone has symptoms such as headache, chest pain or shortness of breath, hypertension has been present for a long time. The only way to know how you're doing with your blood pressure is to get it accurately measured. You cannot tell how you're doing by how you feel. Because of this get your pressure checked regularly! Read more...
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...
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...

Can you please list the common causes of high blood pressure?

Primary or secondary. Blood pressure can be categorized as primary or secondary. Most high blood pressure is primary or "essential" hypertension. The mechanism of essential hypertension is poorly understood. Approximately 15% of hypertension is secondary to another illness such as endocrine tumor, renal tumor, or renal artery stenosis. Secondary hypertension is more common if the hypertension is severe. Read more...

How common is high blood pressure needing medication in teenagers?

BP in teens. Here is a paper that suggests it is as common in teens as in adults. I didn't know that and will need to look for more information.... http://highbloodpressure.about.com/od/highbloodpressure101/a/high-bp-teens.htm. Read more...
INCIDENCE IS INCREAS. Even thogh it is true that incidence of high blood pressure is rising lately.It is because of change in eating habits, too much junk food containing high salt, obesity and lack of exercise. Still we do not see too many teenagers with high blood pressure like we see in adults and incidence increases as people age.Most teenagers can be guided and treated with life style modifications, some need meds. Read more...
Increasing. In incidence but still not common place. Poor diets, lack of exercise and obesity are causing it o increase. High blood pressure incidence increases with age, family history also plays a role. Read more...

What are the most common definitive signs to say that a person has high blood pressure, without measuring him? Just by looking?

Silence. Blood pressure is a silent killer. There are no visible physical signs of abnormal blood pressure in general. Read more...
No Definitive signs. There are no definitive signs of high blood pressure anyone can use just by looking at someone. The blood pressure needs to be measured using a proper blood pressure machine. Read more...