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High Blood Pressure

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If blood pressure is too high for too long, it can cause serious damage to blood vessels. This can lead to various complications, some of which can be life-threatening. These include:
  • heart failure
  • loss of sight
  • stroke
  • kidney disease
There are ways to deal with high blood pressure, or hypertension. The condition often does not cause symptoms, but regular checkups can help a person know if preventive measures are needed. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) estimates that high blood pressure affects about 45% of US adults. In this article, we will look at the causes of high blood pressure and how to treat it. We also explain what blood pressure measurements health authorities consider typical or too high. Signs and Symptoms Most people with high blood pressure do not experience any symptoms, which is why hypertension is often called the "silent killer." However, when blood pressure reaches about 180/120 mm Hg, it becomes a hypertensive crisis, which is a medical emergency. At this stage, a person may have:
  1. headache
  2. nausea
  3. vomiting
  4. dizziness
  5. blurred or double vision
  6. nose bleeds
  7. heart palpitations
  8. spirituality
Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms in women Hormonal factors mean that the risk of high blood pressure can differ between men and women. Factors that may increase the riskTrusted Source of high blood pressure in women include:
  • pregnancy
  • menopause
  • use of birth control pills
  • During pregnancy, high blood pressure can indicate preeclampsia, a potentially dangerous condition that can affect both the person and his or her fetus.
Symptoms of preeclampsia include:
  • headaches
  • changes in vision
  • abdominal pain
  • swelling caused by edema
  • All people should follow screening guidelines and attend all health checks, especially during pregnancy.
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