What are the effects of high blood pressure?

Blood pressure. Hypertension is when the blood pressure exceeds 140/90 mmhg for a significant part of the day. If untreated, these people have an increased incidence of atherosclerotic disease, heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.

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Could you tell me what are some effects of high blood pressure medications, and high cholesterol medications?

Many. This question is complicated. There are so many medications for these two diseases. Each medication has its own side effect profile. Please specify which medication. Read more...

What are the side effects of having high blood pressure?

Risk of High B.P. Having high blood pressure puts you at risk for a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, intracerebral hemorrhage, retinopathy etc. This is why a healthy well balanced diet, exercise, and antihypertensive medication (when needed) are vital to staying healthy. Read more...
Often none. Hypertension (HTN) is a silent killer. Patients usually have no symptoms. Sometimes patients experience headaches, blurred vision or chest discomfort. It is not unusual for HTN to be detected on a routine exam. Treatment is effective and lowers the risk of heart attack, stroke and death. Read more...

What are effects on baby from mom's high blood pressure meds?

Toxic. Many high blood pressure medications are toxic to developing fetuses; pregnant women should not be taking the most common blood pressure medications (e.g., ace inhibitors). An ob/gyn or family physician can work with an expectant mom to monitor and control blood pressure safely during a pregnancy. Don't stop on your own. See your doctor as soon as possible for alternatives. Read more...
Effects. There can be significant effects on the fetus. Please consult with a healthcare provider who is well versed in such matters. Read more...

What kind of effects does smoking with high blood pressure have?

Contributory. Smoking causes the vessels to conrtact and elevate blood pressure. Over time, hardening of the arteries occurrs. You get into a viscious cycle of this along with elevation of cholesterol and one can have clogged blood vessels in the legs, abdomen, heart, brain and elsewhere, lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, amputation and worst of all impotence! Read more...
Smoking. Smoking cigarette a person inhales nicotine that constricts or narrows blood vessels. The smoker also inhales carbon monoxide especially with filtered cigarettes. Carbon monoxide is the deadly gas from tail pipes of cars and can cause damage to the inner lining of the blood vessels. High blood pressure adds to this damage. Read more...