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The MSDS HyperGlossary: Hypertension
The MSDS HyperGlossary: Hypertension
- Hypertension is higher than normal blood pressure. Readings higher than 140/90 or 130/80 mm Hg are considered high. Chronic high blood pressure is likely to induce cardiovascular (heart and circulatory system) damage and or other adverse consequences such as stroke.
- Prehypertension is typically defined as blood pressure between 120/80 mm Hg and 139/89 mm Hg and is the intermediate case between normal and high blood pressure.
- Normal blood pressure for adults is generally in the range of 90/50 to 120/90 mm Hg .
- Hypotension is an abnormally low blood pressure, usually below 90/50 mm Hg. In severe or prolonged cases, it can be a serious medical condition.
Systolic blood pressure is the force exerted when your heart beats and diastolic blood pressure is the force when your heart is resting between beats. Blood pressure is expressed as systolic “over” diastolic and is written with a slash; for example 132/70 means the systolic reading is 132 and diastolic reading is 70 mm Hg.
Your heart is a pump that contracts and relaxes to force blood through your arteries to all parts of your body. Blood pressure is the force of the blood against the walls of the arteries. Too high of a pressure can cause long-term damage and too low of a pressure will not provide sufficient blood flow. Just as you have a pressure gauge on your car to make sure it is operating in the proper range, so should you keep track of your blood pressure to ensure your body is, too.
Elevated blood pressure is disturbingly common. Between 1 in 3 and 1 in 4 people have hypertension. Incidence of hypertension is significantly higher in African-Americans than in other racial groups. The chances of developing hypertension are increased for individuals who:
- are overweight
- have a family history of hypertension
- are men over 45 and women over 55
- have prehypertension
- consume too much salt
- consume too much alcohol
- do not exercise
- do not consume enough potassium
- take certain medications
- have chronic high levels of stress
Hypertension can also be caused by a variety of other medical conditions. These cases are referred to as secondary hypertension. In other cases, there is no known cause (idiopathic) and the condition is sometimes called essential hypertension.
Adverse consequences of chronic hypertension may include.
- Retinal vascular damage. Blood vessels in the eye may burst and bleed, sometimes resulting in blindness.
- Cerebrovascular disease and stroke due to “hardening” or damage to the blood vessels in your brain.
- Left ventricular hypertrophy (enlarged heart), possibly leading to heart failure.
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack).
- Aneurysm (a weakened area in a blood vessel). Rupture of an aneurysm can lead to a stroke or death.
- Renovascular disease. Blood vessels in the kidney may narrow or block completely, ultimately leading to kidney failure.
Uncomplicated hypertension generally has no symptoms, so it is usually diagnosed through regular medical check-ups. Elevated blood pressure over several successive visits yields a diagnosis of hypertension or prehypertension. Prehypertension should be taken seriously as it can often progress to hypertension if the risk factors are not controlled.
To prevent or reduce (pre)hypertension, doctors generally recommend an improved diet, regular exercise, and, if applicable, losing weight or quitting smoking. Diets rich in fruits, vegetables, fat-free dairy foods, and low in fat and sodium tend to lower blood pressure. Limiting consumption of alcohol can also help lower blood pressure, however moderate alcohol use has certain cardiovascular (heart and circulatory system) benefits.
When these lifestyle changes are not sufficient to control hypertension, prescription medication is usually required. There are many different classes of antihypertensive medications, each working by a different mechanism. For example, diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide are a cheap and effective drug for many people. While diuretics can help lower blood pressure by removing salt and extra fluid from the body, the actual mechanism of how they reduce blood pressure is not fully understood.
Other antihypertensives work by slowing the heartbeat down or relaxing and widening the blood vessels. Medications that work in this way include: beta blockers, alpha blockers, ACE inhibitors, ARBS, calcium channel blockers, alpha-beta blockers, nervous system inhibitors, and vasodilators. In some cases, combinations of two or more antihypertensives may be required to bring your blood pressure under control.
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Exposure to some chemicals, such as nephrotoxins, can cause or aggravate hypertension. Exposure to other chemicals may cause a victim to go into shock, a symptom of which is very low blood pressure.
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High blood pressure redefined for first time in 14 years: 130 is the new high
- High blood pressure is now defined as readings of 130 mm Hg and higher for the systolic blood pressure measurement, or readings of 80 and higher for the diastolic measurement. That is a change from the old definition of 140/90 and higher, reflecting complications that can occur at those lower numbers.
- In the first update to comprehensive U.S. guidelines on blood pressure detection and treatment since 2003, the category of prehypertension is eliminated.
- While about 14 percent more people will be diagnosed with high blood pressure and counseled about lifestyle changes, there will only be a small increase in those who will be prescribed medication.
- By lowering the definition of high blood pressure, the guidelines recommend earlier intervention to prevent further increases in blood pressure and the complications of hypertension.
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ANAHEIM, California, Nov. 13, 2017 — High blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and in some patients with medication – at 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90 – according to the first comprehensive new high blood pressure guidelines in more than a decade. The guidelines are being published by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for detection, prevention, management and treatment of high blood pressure.
The guidelines were presented today at the Association’s 2017 Scientific Sessions conference in Anaheim, the premier global cardiovascular science meeting for the exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.
Rather than 1 in 3 U.S. adults having high blood pressure (32 percent) with the previous definition, the new guidelines will result in nearly half of the U.S. adult population (46 percent) having high blood pressure, or hypertension. However, there will only be a small increase in the number of U.S. adults who will require antihypertensive medication, authors said. These guidelines, the first update to offer comprehensive guidance to doctors on managing adults with high blood pressure since 2003, are designed to help people address the potentially deadly condition much earlier.
The new guidelines stress the importance of using proper technique to measure blood pressure. Blood pressure levels should be based on an average of two to three readings on at least two different occasions, the authors said.
High blood pressure accounts for the second largest number of preventable heart disease and stroke deaths, second only to smoking. It’s known as the “silent killer” because often there are no symptoms, despite its role in significantly increasing the risk for heart disease and stroke.
Paul K. Whelton, M.B., M.D., M.Sc., lead author of the guidelines published in the American Heart Association journal, Hypertension and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, noted the dangers of blood pressure levels between 130-139/80-89 mm Hg.
“You’ve already doubled your risk of cardiovascular complications compared to those with a normal level of blood pressure,” he said. “We want to be straight with people – if you already have a doubling of risk, you need to know about it. It doesn’t mean you need medication, but it’s a yellow light that you need to be lowering your blood pressure, mainly with non-drug approaches.”
Blood pressure categories in the new guideline are:
Normal: Less than 120/80 mm Hg;
Elevated: Top number (systolic) between 120-129 and bottom number (diastolic) less than 80;
Stage 1: Systolic between 130-139 or diastolic between 80-89;
Stage 2: Systolic at least 140 or diastolic at least 90 mm Hg;
Hypertensive crisis: Top number over 180 and/or bottom number over 120, with patients needing prompt changes in medication if there are no other indications of problems, or immediate hospitalization if there are signs of organ damage.
The new guidelines eliminate the category of prehypertension, which was used for blood pressures with a top number (systolic) between 120-139 mm Hg or a bottom number (diastolic) between 80-89 mm Hg. People with those readings now will be categorized as having either Elevated (120-129 and less than 80) or Stage I hypertension (130-139 or 80-89).
Previous guidelines classified 140/90 mm Hg as Stage 1 hypertension. This level is classified as Stage 2 hypertension under the new guidelines.
The impact of the new guidelines is expected to be greatest among younger people. The prevalence of high blood pressure is expected to triple among men under age 45, and double among women under 45 according to the report.
Damage to blood vessels begins soon after blood pressure is elevated, said Whelton, who is the Show Chwan professor of global public health at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and School of Medicine in New Orleans. “If you’re only going to focus on events, that ignores the process when it’s beginning. Risk is already going up as you get into your 40s.”
The guidelines stress the importance of home blood pressure monitoring using validated devices and appropriate training of healthcare providers to reveal “white-coat hypertension,” which occurs when pressure is elevated in a medical setting but not in everyday life. Home readings can also identify “masked hypertension,” when pressure is normal in a medical setting but elevated at home, thus necessitating treatment with lifestyle and possibly medications.
“People with white-coat hypertension do not seem to have the same elevation in risk as someone with true sustained high blood pressure,” Whelton said. “Masked hypertension is more sinister and very important to recognize because these people seem to have a similar risk as those with sustained high blood pressure.”
Other changes in the new guideline include:
Only prescribing medication for Stage I hypertension if a patient has already had a cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke, or is at high risk of heart attack or stroke based on age, the presence of diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease or calculation of atherosclerotic risk (using the same risk calculator used in evaluating high cholesterol).
Recognizing that many people will need two or more types of medications to control their blood pressure, and that people may take their pills more consistently if multiple medications are combined into a single pill.
Identifying socioeconomic status and psychosocial stress as risk factors for high blood pressure that should be considered in a patient’s plan of care.
The new guidelines were developed by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and nine other health professional organizations. They were written by a panel of 21 scientists and health experts who reviewed more than 900 published studies. The guidelines underwent a careful systematic review and approval process. Each recommendation is classified by the strength (class) of the recommendation followed by the level of evidence supporting the recommendation. Recommendations are classified I or II, with class III indicating no benefit or harm. The level of evidence signifies the quality of evidence. Levels A, B, and C-LD denote evidence gathered from scientific studies, while level C-EO contains evidence from expert opinion.
The new guidelines are the successor to the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7), issued in 2003 and overseen by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). In 2013, the NHLBI asked the AHA and ACC to continue the management of guideline preparation for hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors.
Co-authors are Robert M. Carey, M.D., vice chair of the writing committee; Wilbert S. Aranow, M.D.; Donald E. Casey, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.; Karen J. Collins, M.B.A.; Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, R.N., A.N.P., Ph.D.; Sondra M. DePalma, M.H.S., P.A.-C, C.L.S.; Samuel Gidding, M.D.; Kenneth A. Jamerson, M.D.; Daniel W. Jones, M.D.; Eric J. MacLaughlin, Pharm.D.; Paul Muntner, Ph.D.; Bruce Ovbiagele, M. D., M.Sc., M.A.S.; Sidney C. Smith, Jr., M.D.; Crystal C. Spencer, J.D.; Randall S. Stafford, M.D., Ph.D.; Sandra J. Taler, M.D.; Randal J. Thomas, M.D., M.S.; Kim A. Williams, Sr, M.D.; Jeff D Williamson, M.D., M.H.S. and Jackson T. Wright, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., on behalf of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Author disclosures and our collaborating organization partners are listed online and in the appendix to the manuscript.
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How to tell if you have high blood pressure or low blood pressure
Blood pressure (BP) is usually defined as the pressure used by the heart to pump the blood as it circulates in the body. Blood pressure is measured using the systolic (pressure in blood vessels when the heart beats) and diastolic (measured between heart rests) readings. Known as the silent killer, blood pressure can lead to heart strokes and other health problems if not taken care. An optimal blood pressure reading should be 120/80 mmHg.
Dr. Ajay Agarwal, director, department of internal medicine, Fortis Hospital, Noida tells the symptoms of high and low blood pressure and also suggests what patients should do in each case.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Over time, if left untreated, it can cause health conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Hypertensive urgency is a condition when the BP is more than 190/100 – this needs immediate attention and reduction by 25 per cent in the next six hours.
On the other hand, hypertensive emergency is a condition where BP is around 200/110 or more with end organ damage that is presenting as stroke, heart attack (MI), kidney failure – and in this scenario immediate admission and IV antihypertensives are used.
If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause health conditions such as heart disease and stroke. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)
Risk of High Blood Pressure
*Age: It’s tends to rise with age.
*Race or ethnicity: Currently, estimates put the incidence of hypertension to 20 to 40 per cent in urban areas, and 12 to 17 per cent in rural areas of India.
*Weight: Prehypertension or high blood pressure are commonly found in people who are overweight and obese.
*Gender: High blood pressure is commonly found in men before the age of 55, and is commonly found in women after the age of 55.
*Family History: It’s raises the risk of developing the risk of prehypertension or high blood pressure.
It is extremely important is to get regular health check up done to avoid late detection of hypertension, as early detection and commencement of treatment prevents complications.
Prevention of High Blood Pressure
Foods with high salt content should be avoided. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)
*Diet: A diet which is low in sodium, high in fruits and fiber should be taken. It is also important to limit the amount of salt you eat. Do not add salt to your food and avoid foods high in salt.
*Smoking and alcohol: Cigarette smoking is damaging to the heart and blood vessels. Alcohol can also raise blood pressure. It is also best to avoid or limit drinking.
*Exercise and meditation: Exercise and medication can help lower your blood pressure and reduce your weight. It will only help, however, if you exercise on a regular basis.
*Sleep: Eight hours of good sleep is a must for every adult.
Low Blood Pressure
When your blood pressure is low, you experience dizziness or lightheadedness, fainting (syncope), blurred vision, nausea, fatigue and lack of concentration. This condition mostly arises after episodes of volume losses that is acute diarrhea, vomiting, hormonal problems, allergic reactions or severe infections causing shock.
If low blood pressure continues for a long time, it can lead to serious problem like:
*Kidney or even multi organ failure
Blood pressure patients should avoid drinking alcohol. (Photo by iStock / Getty Images)
Prevention of Low Blood Pressure
*Have fluids rich in electrolytes (ORS) at times of diarrhea, or to prevent heat stroke.
*Don’t drink alcohol
*Avoid weight lifting
*Don’t stand still in a place for long period of time
*Cross your legs while sitting
*Take some rest
*Eat something time to time
High Blood Pressure in Men: Risks & Treatment
We’ve all been to the doctor and had a nurse take our blood pressure. The nurse puts the cuff on, places the stethoscope on the crook of the elbow and starts pumping the cuff up. No big deal, right? Well, not necessarily the case if you have hypertension—commonly known as high blood pressure.
Hypertension is a huge issue, affecting more than 100 million adults in the United States. It can also lead to a host of other problems if it is left unchecked. Jason Hatch, MD, an interventional cardiologist with the CardioVascular Institute of Northern Colorado, explains how serious the condition can be for men.
Hypertension in men
Simply put, blood pressure is the pressure your blood puts on the walls of your blood vessels as it circulates through the body. It is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm/Hg) and is recorded as one number over another.
As a refresher, the first number is the systolic pressure—the pressure when your heart beats. The second number is the diastolic pressure and is a measurement of pressure in between beats.
A good blood pressure would be below 120/80 mm Hg. When it goes above 130/80, you are considered stage 1 hypertensive. Stage 2 hypertension would be 140/90 and above.
Dr. Hatch notes that blood pressure always fluctuates, and it can increase with stress or during exercise. You probably wouldn’t be diagnosed with high blood pressure until after you have been checked a few times.
For men, the bad news is they are more likely to be found hypertensive than women.
Dr. Hatch says the risk factors that cannot be changed include:
- Gender—men are more likely to develop hypertension than women
- Race—African-Americans have higher risk than other races
- Age—the older you get the more likely you will develop high blood pressure
- Family history—Dr. Hatch notes high blood pressure is twice as common in people with 1 or 2 hypertensive parents
- Chronic kidney disease—people with chronic kidney disease are at a greater risk for high blood pressure
Additionally, there are some risk factors that you can control. Those include:
- An unhealthy diet that is also high in sodium
- Not exercising
- Being overweight
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Smoking or using tobacco
- Having diabetes
Once a man is diagnosed with hypertension, he will need to get treatment. Dr. Hatch says leaving high blood pressure untreated can cause kidney disease, coronary artery disease, lung disease, heart failure and stroke. It’s also one of the biggest contributors to cardiovascular disease and peripheral artery disease, according to Dr. Hatch.
Dr. Hatch says a key component to treating hypertension is making lifestyle changes, such as diet, weight loss and exercise. Dr. Hatch recommends the DASH diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.
“You should start with DASH diet and address risk factors,” Dr. Hatch said. “The DASH diet substitutes magnesium and potassium for saturated fat, sodium and sugar. Everyone should be doing this.”
With stage 1 hypertension, you can expect your doctor to recommend changing your diet, losing weight and exercise. Dr. Hatch says this alone can have a good impact on your blood pressure, but he estimates that around 80% of his patients still need medication to help.
Once you’ve been diagnosed with stage 2 hypertension, your doctor will recommend lifestyle changes and medication. Some of the medications your doctor may consider include diuretics, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).
In some cases where the patient has certain diseases, a doctor will automatically prescribe medications. Dr. Hatch notes these diseases include diabetes, chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease.
Hypertension and stroke
It is critical that you get your blood pressure under control. As Dr. Hatch mentioned, it can lead to several other conditions—including stroke.
For men who have had years of uncontrolled high blood pressure, the risk for stroke increases. Dr. Hatch explains that hypertension leads to a build up of plaque in the arteries leading to the brain. This build up of plaque is called atherosclerosis, and hypertension can make blood vessels more prone to it by damaging the lining of the arteries.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone suffers from a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States. The CDC also reports that someone dies from a stroke almost every 4 minutes.
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The good news is, if you have hypertension, it doesn’t mean the damage is done, according to Dr. Hatch. With significant weight loss and living a healthy life, you can get off medications to control hypertension.
The most important thing for anyone—man or woman, young or old—is to know your numbers.
“Have a regular conversation with your doctor about your blood pressure,” Dr. Hatch said. “If you’ve known about high blood pressure and not had it treated, it can cause some serious problems. Knowing about your blood pressure is the number 1 modifiable risk factor to help prevent stroke, heart attack, and kidney disease.”
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Objective—To establish whether an association exists between blood pressures in the “low normal” range and common symptoms such as tiredness, dizziness, headache, and palpitation, as suggested by French and German medical practic but not English or American medical practice. Design—Cross sectional population based survey (the health and lifestyle survey) of blood pressure measurements and self reported common symptoms. Results were analysed by combined stratification and logistic regression. Subjects—7383 (82%) Adults aged 18 and over chosen from the electoral register in England, Wales, and Scotland for the health and lifestyle survey, in whom satisfactory physiological measurements were taken, from 9003 in the interviewed sample. Main outcome measures—Body mass index, smoking, social class, exercise, self declared physical illnesses, hours slept, use of drugs, and psychological illness as determined with the general health questionnaire assessed as potential confounders. Results—True confounders were sex, age, taking of drugs, physical illness, exercise, and body mass index. A negative association was found between systolic blood pressure and self reported tiredness and feeling faint, which persisted after adjustment for the confounders. The association was strongest in women aged under 50. A negative association between systolic blood pressure and headache and a positive association between systolic blood pressure and palpitation were explained by confounding by age. Conclusions—Systemic hypotension is associated with persistent tiredness but treatment is not suggested as either possible or necessary. Instead, low blood pressures may be associated with opposite effects on mortality contrasted with morbidity.
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My Blood Pressure is 100/46
Blood pressure 100/46 – what does it mean?
Your blood pressure reading of 100/46 indicates Hypotension. This means your blood pressure is lower than the usual with values at a systolic (upper) value under 105 mmHg and a diastolic (lower) value of under 60 mmHg.
However, in most cases this is no reason to be concerned. If your blood pressure is only slightly under said values and there are no health impairments a hypotense blood pressure might be alright.
What you should know about a blood pressure of 100/46
Low blood pressure rarely causes any severe symptoms, but some patients experience debilitating side effects. The recommended blood pressure reading for healthy adults is 90 (systolic) over 60 mm Hg (diastolic). Your blood pressure of 100/46 is below the recommended range and considered low blood pressure. Fainting episodes and dizzy spells are two common symptoms associated with dangerously low blood pressure or BP. This condition is known as hypotension and can have life-threatening consequences if left unchecked. Several health-related conditions and life events can cause BP levels to drop. In some cases, an underlying medical condition, surgical disorders, or dehydration might be responsible.
- Poor concentration
- Blurred vision
If a patient experiences extreme hypotension, it can trigger symptoms such as palpitations, confusion, pale skin, and breathing difficulty. It is wise to seek medical attention if this happens because it can result in shock.
How to raise blood pressure quickly?
- Increase aggregate sodium intake. Table salt has a balanced amount of sodium content, which can help boost BP levels instantaneously. However, patients should consult their physician before adding more salt to the diet. High salt consumption can sometimes be dangerous and life-threatening.
- Eat wholesome, well-balanced meals to maintain a healthy diet. Sometimes low BP is triggered by poor eating habits and nutrient deficiencies. A lack of iron, folic acid, and vitamin B- 12 is a leading cause of anemia. If the body is not making an adequate volume of blood, it could lower pressure levels.
- Drink more water. Mild dehydration can lower blood pressure activity, which causes hypotension in extreme cases. Sometimes, sickness involving frequent vomiting, diarrhea, excess sweating, and fever may result in dehydration. In such circumstances, an adequate intake of water to rehydrate the body is necessary. For long-term benefits, those affected must maintain a healthy water drinking habit to stabilize low BP levels.
What are some healthy lifestyle changes to improve low blood pressure long-term?
Controlling low blood pressure naturally can sometimes be challenging, but equally doable with the right self-intervention measures. Numerous studies say regular exercise can have positive effects on cardiovascular health, which in turn can balance low blood pressure. However, individuals should avoid exercising in extreme heat and outdoors, especially during the summer months. Researchers also advise against prolonged rest and spending long hours in the steam room, sauna, or hot tub. Also, compression socks can improve blood flow throughout the body and boost blood pressure levels.
Home truths about high blood pressure | High blood pressure
It was on a routine visit to the doctor that my GP uttered the phrase every middle-aged man dreads: “Your blood pressure is a little raised.” In fact my BP was 150/95mm Hg, well above the current “risk” threshold that the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (Nice) deems acceptable.
My elevated reading came as a shock, not least because I had always assumed I was in a low-risk group for stroke and heart disease: I don’t smoke, I’m not overweight, I exercise regularly, and I eat plenty of green vegetables. Indeed, until my mid-40s my BP had always hovered around 120/80, which used to be considered perfect (about which more later). Now, all of a sudden at the age of 47, I was being diagnosed with stage one hypertension and being assessed for a course of blood pressure reducing medications (see box, below).
According to Professor Graham MacGregor, the chairman of the Blood Pressure Association and professor of cardiovascular medicine at Barts and the London School of Medicine, I’m one of the “lucky” ones. Hypertension affects a quarter of the British adult population and accounts for 60% of all strokes in the UK and half of all heart attacks, but because the condition is usually symptomless most people have no idea they are at risk until it is too late. “Hypertension is a silent killer,” says MacGregor. “You’re bloody lucky to have discovered it at an early age and been given the opportunity to do something about it.”
MacGregor is probably right but I do not feel lucky. Having always enjoyed rude health, I did not wish to be admitted to the “kingdom of the sick”. Nor did I relish the prospect of having to take two, three, or however many pills every day for the rest of my life. My dilemma was not helped by the fact that defining hypertension is far from straightforward. Fifteen years ago, a BP reading of 150/95 would not have been a cause of particular concern (the threshold then was 160/100). But in the UK the bar is now set at 140/90 while in the United States the American Medical Association recently introduced a new category of “pre-hypertensive” for patients whose BP ranges between 120/80 and 140/90.
Then there are claims and counterclaims about the role of salt in elevating blood pressure, and the suspicion that a new hypertension polypill, Sevikar HCT, now available on the NHS, could be prescribed to everyone over the age of 55 as a matter of course, making blood pressure treatment as common as the fluoridation of water.
Nor is the picture made any clearer by the recent identification of 16 new genes for blood pressure. When I first heard about the discovery in September, I assumed a genetic test could not be far off. Led by researchers at Barts and the London, the study involved a survey of 200,000 people of European descent and 75,000 people of non-European descent, and brings to 28 the total number of blood pressure gene pathways identified to date. However, while the Barts team found that 5% of the gene variants were common to all population groups, collectively the genes had a very modest effect on blood pressure, accounting for less than 1mm Hg of the reduction in systolic readings and 0. 5mm Hg of the reduction in diastolic reading across populations (The first number refers to blood pressure when the heart is pumping; the second number refers to blood pressure between beats.)
Indeed, the lead authors of the study, Mark Caulfield and Patricia Munroe, now suspect there may be hundreds of genes responsible for the regulation of blood pressure, each one with very small effects, meaning that a useful genetic test lies some way in the future.
Like many people for whom diet and weight do not appear to be significant factors, I have long suspected my hypertension has both a genetic and an emotional component. My mother, who is 79, developed stage two hypertension, defined as 160/100mm Hg or higher, in her 60s, and scientists now estimate that 30% of the observed variations in blood pressure are the result of genetic predisposition. Furthermore, although my father’s blood pressure was always well within the normal range, he was prone to mood swings of the “blood-boiling” variety and, like his father before him and his father before him, died of a heart-related condition in his 70s. While it is difficult to say whether I have “inherited” a similar disposition, I am certainly prone to sudden, irrational rushes of anger. Moreover, in a recent study Peter Rothwell, professor of clinical neurology at the John Radcliffe hospital, Oxford, found that blood pressure varies far more widely than is commonly assumed and can swing wildly throughout the day and over the course of the working week. “It’s the peaks in blood pressure that are most closely correlated with stroke risk, not mean blood pressure,” says Rothwell. “The key to controlling blood pressure is consistency – ironing out those swings.”
Then there is the intriguing question of the extent to which blood pressure is conditioned by environmental stresses and one’s temperament. For instance, it has long been known that the kidneys play a key role both in the regulation of blood pressure and the “fight or flight” response, a relationship that suggests a deeper evolutionary connection between blood pressure and our various emotional and psychological states. As the phenomenon known as “white coat syndrome” attests, the mere fact of having one’s blood pressure taken by a medical professional is sufficient to send some people’s readings soaring, while meditation and acupuncture have been shown to lower BP, albeit temporarily. Moreover, it is well known that people who report higher levels of stress at home or work, or have suffered a recent “life” blow, such as the death of a spouse, are more likely to suffer stroke or heart attack (in one study of work-related stressors, for instance, approaching deadlines were associated with a sixfold increase in myocardial infarction). Frequent anger and hostility have also been shown to predict coronary events. Thus in one community study patients with normal blood pressure but high anger temperament scores (as characterised by frequent or long-lasting anger reactions with little or no provocation) were shown to have an odds ratio of 2:3 for fatal or non-fatal cardiac events. While expert opinion differs over the extent to which blood pressure may be a factor, Rothwell points out that it is well known that stress raises BP and that people who are exposed to stressful situations experience greater blood pressure volatility. “I know that when I have to chair an important meeting or give a series of lectures my systolic reading can be as high as 180. That’s almost certainly due to stress,” says Rothwell. But while the bond between blood and emotion is embedded in everyday language – we talk of people being “sanguine” or “hot-blooded” – the average GP tends to have little time for such insights.
When we are young our bodies can more easily accommodate sudden fluctuations in blood pressure, but as we get older our blood vessels become stiffer and less flexible.
This is particularly a problem in the west and in Asian societies such as Japan. The question is why? Many experts believe the answer is salt.
For instance, the Yanomami tribe of Brazil, who eat a diet low in salt and saturated fat and high in fruit, have the lowest mean blood pressure of any population on earth – 95/61. Nor does their blood pressure increase with age. By contrast, in the west, where people eat an average of 10-12 grams of salt per day, blood pressure rises with age by an average of 0. 5mm Hg a year. That may not sound a lot, but over the average lifespan that is a difference of between 35 and 44mm Hg systolic. Moreover, the most recent meta-analysis of trials involving more than 6,000 people from around the world, found that a reduction in salt intake of just 2mm a day reduced the risk of cardiovascular events by 20%. According to Professor MacGregor, who also chairs Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash), in serious scientific circles the connection between salt and higher blood pressure is no longer disputed. Yet for all the scientific consensus, salt-denial stories continue to enjoy wide currency in the media.
“The salt industry is trying to create the belief that there’s a controversy out there, and if the experts can’t agree how on earth can the man in the street make an informed decision,” says MacGregor. “But the fact is we have seven or eight different types of evidence that all point to the role of salt and I know that if I cut your salt intake by half it reduces blood pressure. “
To the coalition government’s credit, Britain now leads the way in salt reduction, with more than 40 food manufacturers having agreed to reduce the salt content of supermarket foods by 40% by 2012, followed by a further 15% cut thereafter. At the same time, Nice has called for the acceleration of national salt reduction targets, with the aim of reducing the average British adult’s intake to 6g a day by 2015, and 3g by 2025.
For all the publicity about the dangers of hypertension, however, most people remain blissfully unaware they are at risk. One of the biggest surprises for me was the discovery that my diet was not nearly as good as I thought it was: indeed, on some days I was consuming as much as 10g of salt, nearly twice the recommended amount (this is a particular problem at Christmas: a turkey dinner adds up to around 15g).
In the weeks and months that followed my diagnosis, I cut out processed foods and bread (one slice of bread contains an average of 0.5g, so if you eat six slices a day, that’s half your daily allowance) and upped my consumption of fruit and vegetables.
I also cut out coffee and experimented with acupuncture, which appeared to reduce my blood pressure but only for short periods. Mindful of my father’s sudden mood swings, I also made an effort to keep “irritations” in proportion and to check my temper – not always successfully. Finally, having read about the health benefits of dog ownership (dogs are thought to act as “stress buffers”), I acquired a fluffy white goldendoodle. Murphy certainly gets me out more, which may in itself be healthier.
On the other hand, he also has a tendency to steal children’s balls and hare into the road after stray cats, which has its own stresses.
In the end, I came to the conclusion that I had little choice but to sign up for a course of medication and now take two pills every day– a diuretic and an ACE inhibitor.
The good news is that, four years later, my mean blood pressure now averages 130/85 – far from perfect but well within the normal range for a 51-year-old. The bad news is that I will probably have to take the drugs for the rest of my life. Unless, of course, Nice revises its definition of hypertension upwards again and I miraculously find myself back in the “safe” zone.
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Hello. My name is Gitana Balchuvene. I am a specialist in internal diseases at the Baltic Medical Center. Today I want to talk about the symptoms, risks, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure.
High blood pressure or hypertension (arterial hypertension, arterial hypertension) is one of the most important corrected risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.In some cases, a person does not feel a slight increase in pressure or feels bad, but does not understand the reason.
Increased blood pressure is considered to be a pressure above 140/90 mm. Hg (normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm Hg). An increase in both readings is hazardous to health. High diastolic (lower) blood pressure is most often caused by narrowing or loss of elasticity of blood vessels, impaired renal function or other organs. Systolic (upper) pressure increases under the influence of nerve stress and with a change in the elasticity of blood vessels.Over the years, the walls of blood vessels thicken, lose elasticity. The heart throws blood with great force into the aorta. Such sudden pressure surges (up or down) are especially dangerous, as blood vessels can burst and cause complications. With hypertension, the heart is most stressed. In the absence of proper treatment, about 80% of people suffer from ischemic stroke, and in the remaining 20% of cases, various hemorrhagic complications occur. Lack of proper treatment for high blood pressure can cause renal impairment.
The risk factors for arterial hypertension include heredity, obesity, unhealthy diet, alcohol consumption, stress, smoking, diabetes mellitus. There is an opinion that this is a disease of the elderly, but in almost 50% of cases of high blood pressure, the age of people is under 49 years old. My practice shows that patients with a diagnosis of arterial hypertension become people at the age of thirty, and even at the age of twenty.
So, to prevent high blood pressure it is necessary to change your eating habits and lifestyle.It is necessary to exclude the use of large amounts of salt, sugar and fat. Fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, citrus fruits, watermelons, figs, raspberries, garlic, cabbage, leeks, spinach, and eggplant are very beneficial for cardiovascular activity.
The recommendations can also be supplemented with daily physical activity for 30 minutes: swimming, running, cycling or any other activity, quitting smoking. Excessive alcohol consumption is also a health hazard.Quitting bad habits is good at any age.
I would like to note that only a doctor can prescribe the necessary treatment, so it is extremely important not to self-medicate. Regular and correct medication intake in this case is of great importance. The selection and application of the appropriate drugs in accordance with the individual data and analyzes of the patient is a complex process that requires patience and mutual cooperation between the doctor and the patient. But if the patient takes the prescribed drugs irregularly (does not follow the instructions), then it will not be possible to ensure normal blood pressure.
When the pressure returns to normal, the doctor adjusts the dose of medication, but the medication cannot be completely abandoned. People with high blood pressure are advised to regularly see a doctor and undergo a prescribed examination, according to the results of which treatment is adjusted if necessary.
People are encouraged to check their blood pressure on a regular basis. It is not difficult to do this at home, as the tonometer can be purchased at any pharmacy. There are certain conditions for measuring blood pressure.During the measurement, the person should be relaxed, be in a comfortable environment, do not cross his legs, elbow and relax the hand on which the pressure is measured.
In general, I want to note that the treatment of arterial hypertension is not limited to the use of drugs. Lifestyle changes play a very important role. These changes include positive emotions, proper nutrition, rejection of bad habits, and physical activity.
Therefore, if you complain of headache, dizziness, ringing in the ears, palpitations, pain in the heart, fatigue, drowsiness, tingling (swelling) of the fingers or toes, I recommend that you immediately contact a specialist in internal diseases.The doctor will establish pathological fluctuations in blood pressure, identify risk factors, and prescribe the necessary treatment and regimen. If necessary, he will refer you to a cardiologist for further examination.
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rules overpressure Blood pressure must always be within the normal range. For upper systolic blood pressure it is 100 – 130 mm Hg, and for lower diastolic blood pressure – 60-89 mm Hg. In this case, a pressure of 90 to 60 is considered a lowered blood pressure. The upper numbers characterize the systolic pressure, it is due to the activity of the heart, which pumps blood into the aorta and further through the arteries of the whole body. The lower indicators of the fractions determine the diastolic pressure, which characterizes the state of vascular tone. In most people, normal blood pressure should not fall below 110 to 60 mm Hg.Art. If this happened, then. Pressure 90 to 60 during pregnancy. Expectant mothers are most susceptible to a drop in blood pressure, because it is during pregnancy that their physical activity is significantly reduced. Of course, for some women, such pressure is the norm, but there are also cases when such a decrease in indicators can provoke a miscarriage. Normal blood pressure ranges from 90/60 to 120/80 mm Hg. The numbers 90 and 120 are systolic and 60 and 80 are diastolic. If the readings are less than 90/60, the pressure is considered low. This condition is called hypotension. Is low blood pressure dangerous? Many – most often skinny women – live with hypotension for years and feel great. Doctors believe that these people are lucky: they are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases. However, if the pressure suddenly drops below the usual level, unpleasant symptoms may appear: blurred vision There are people who, at 90 to 60, are like cucumbers, and at an upper pressure of 110, they are ready to call an ambulance, feeling like in a hypertensive crisis.This is the so-called physiological hypotonia – an individual feature of the body. Often, hypotension accompanies major diseases: anemia, problems with the adrenal glands, liver, thyroid gland, infections. They do not specifically treat it, throwing all their strength into eliminating the root cause, and if this succeeds, then the pressure is normalized. I always considered myself hypotonic (pressure 90×60). I often feel weak and fatigued. And recently on TV from a well-known doctor I heard that such pressure is a variant of the norm.This is true? – asks the patient, and similar questions are often asked. An increase in blood pressure to normal values in a healthy person provokes a number of unpleasant symptoms, a decrease in performance. Stressful situations provoke severe headaches. Staying in a closed, poorly ventilated room with musty air causes headaches due to the fact that the tissues do not receive enough oxygen. Normal blood pressure levels are between 90/60 and 140/90.If your reading is 140/90 or more, you have high blood pressure (hypertension), which puts you at a greater risk of developing serious heart disease, such as heart attack or stroke. People with blood pressure levels less than 90/60 are usually considered hypotonic. Low blood pressure can be due to many reasons, including: time of day, age, air temperature, medication, injury, and certain illnesses. If hypotension causes unpleasant symptoms, your doctor may prescribe treatment. Low blood pressure symptoms. What does low blood pressure mean? This is a condition in which the blood pressure numbers are lower than expected for a person in a given situation. And what is interesting: even if the pressure dropped by 20-30 mm Hg. and at the same time remained within the normal range, but the person began to feel worse at the same time, then this condition can also be regarded as hypotension. Read the material on the topic: What should be the blood pressure of a child? Hypotension is physiological and pathological.according to other sources, the pressure is below 100/60 mm Hg. in people younger than 25 years old, and below 105/65 mm Hg. – over 30 years old. The most common of the pathological essential hypotension. Most often, with age, the upper limit of blood pressure (BP) rises. This is a normal process, although it is often associated with such a dangerous disease as hypertension. There are also the opposite cases: the elderly develop low blood pressure (hypotension). Normal rates for a person at 30 and at 60 are different. Systolic (upper) pressure of 140 mm Hg.Art. for a young man it will be elevated, and for an elderly patient it will be normal. Usually, hypotension occurs under the influence of several factors that disrupt the regulation of the internal environment of the body: Sports – people who actively trained in their youth have a lower comfort pressure. In the first case, blood pressure rises and reaches values over 140 to 90, in the second, it falls, reaching figures of 90/60 mm Hg. These are a kind of threshold values, above or below which we have to talk about pathology.According to medical statistics, the development of hypotension is observed much less frequently than the development of hypertension. What this is connected with is not known for certain. What do you need to know about the level of blood pressure 90 to 60, and how dangerous these indicators are for the health and life of the patient? You should understand the issue in more detail. Content. For whom the tonometer readings 90 to 60 are normal. Low blood pressure – a reference book of diseases. Description, symptoms, diagnosis, causes, complications and treatment.The largest information portal about medicine in Russia ZdorovyeInfo. A drop of 20 mm Hg – for example, a drop in systolic blood pressure from 110 mm Hg to 90 mm Hg – can cause dizziness and fainting due to decreased blood supply to the brain. 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Abrupt withdrawal of the drug is undesirable, it can lead to a reflex increase in heart rate (tachycardia) in the first days of withdrawal, which can provoke a deterioration in the condition and course of the disease. These herbal tablets not only relieve the symptoms of hypertension, but also treat its cause. They help prevent heart attack and stroke, make blood vessels elastic and healthy.Some hypertensive patients use folk remedies to improve their well-being. They take decoctions and infusions from medicinal plants. They are safe, but the effect is given only in the initial stages of the development of the disease. With an advanced form of hypertension, they do not give any result. Blood pressure: concept, norm. One of the most important indicators is blood pressure. But in modern medicine, only one type of it is most often measured – blood pressure, or blood pressure. According to its indicators, one can judge the state of the vessels and the general health of the patient.To determine blood pressure, doctors record 2 types of it. If the pressure is 100 to 60, it is better to focus on the accompanying symptoms. Hypotension is often accompanied by weakness, nausea (up to vomiting), headache, fainting. Such signs require the attention of doctors, especially if you have previously been injured. What does low blood pressure mean? This is a condition in which the blood pressure numbers are lower than expected for a person in a given situation. And what is interesting: even if the pressure dropped by 20-30 mm.Hg and at the same time remained within the normal range, but the person began to feel worse at the same time, then this condition can also be regarded as hypotension. Read the material on the topic: What should be the blood pressure of a child? Hypotension is physiological and pathological. according to other sources, the pressure is below 100/60 mm Hg. in people younger than 25 years old, and below 105/65 mm Hg. – over 30 years old. The most common of the pathological essential hypotension. Arterial hypotension is a pathological decrease in blood pressure (BP) less than 100/60 mm Hg.Art., accompanied by dizziness, visual impairment, decreased thinking ability and fainting. Low blood pressure can vary widely from person to person. In the absence of other symptoms, some deviation from the lower limit of the norm of 100/60 mm Hg. Art. acceptable at initially low pressure. A significant decrease in blood pressure is considered to be a decrease in values by 20% or more from normal values. Symptoms of a decrease in blood pressure. weakness; dizziness Blood pressure – measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg)Art.) and is recorded in the form of two indicators: systolic pressure: blood pressure at the moment when the heart contracts and pushes blood into the arteries; diastolic pressure – the pressure of the blood when the heart muscle relaxes between two contractions. For example, if your systolic blood pressure is 120 mmHg. Art., and your diastolic blood pressure is 80 mmHg. Art., your pressure is 120 to 80 and is usually recorded as 120/80 mm Hg. Art. Normal blood pressure levels are between 90/60 and 140/90.Lowered blood pressure is normally observed in young people of asthenic constitution, athletes, residents of highlands. Common pathological causes of the symptom include: nutritional deficiency, anemia, neurocirculatory dystonia, and various endocrine diseases. To identify the etiological factors of low blood pressure, a general and biochemical blood test, an assessment of the hormonal profile, instrumental methods (ECG, EchoCG) and functional tests are performed. Low blood pressure is a symptom of many emergency situations that involve shock.Arterial hypotension is a condition characterized by a drop in systolic rate below 100 and diastolic rate below 60 mm Hg. Art. Due to the decreased vascular tone, the blood supply to vital organs, such as the heart and brain, is disrupted, which is accompanied by characteristic symptoms (dizziness, headache, loss of consciousness). If low blood pressure is a sign of a specific disease, the clinical picture includes additional symptoms that significantly impair the person’s quality of life, suggesting a concomitant disease.Hypotension and its causes Low blood pressure (doctors also call it arterial hypotension) is a condition in which blood pressure drops below 100/60 mm Hg. in men and below 95/60 mm Hg. among women. For the elderly, the pressure is below 105/65 mm Hg. already considered downgraded. Low blood pressure is not necessarily a sign of impaired health. There is also the so-called physiological hypotonia. At the same time, against the background of low blood pressure, a person feels great, he has normal performance, there are no complaints.Pathological low blood pressure brings many problems to people. Physiological causes of low blood pressure. Pathological factors of low pressure. Low blood pressure symptoms. What to do with low pressure. Physiological causes of low blood pressure. For an adult, blood pressure of less than 95/65 mm is considered excessively low. Somewhat lowered blood pressure, for example, is characteristic of residents of high mountain areas, professional runners, young women of fragile asthenic constitution.It is called compensatory. Usually, this condition does not cause concern and does not lead to any health consequences. What is low blood pressure anyway? Blood pressure is the force with which blood presses against the walls of the arteries. At the moment when the heart contracts, the pressure is the highest – it is called the upper, or systolic. In the interval between heartbeats, the pressure in the vessels drops – it is called lower, or diastolic. Normal blood pressure ranges from 90/60 to 120/80 mm Hg.The numbers 90 and 120 are systolic and 60 and 80 are diastolic. If the readings are less than 90/60, the pressure is considered low. Low blood pressure is defined as a systolic pressure of 90 mmHg. and below, and diastolic – 60 mm Hg. and below. At the same time, most doctors agree that blood pressure can be considered low only if hypotension is accompanied by other symptoms, such as, for example, dizziness. weakness. A sudden drop in blood pressure is especially dangerous.For example, a sharp decrease in systolic pressure from 110 to 90 mm Hg. can lead to fainting. In addition, in some cases, low blood pressure can be a sign of serious illnesses and conditions. These include: Acute heart failure.
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The main causes of this condition are wear and tear and aging of the cardiovascular system. In such cases, tremors of the limbs and dizziness occur, the person becomes irritable or feels complete apathy, often fainting. Blood pressure is a common name for two indicators: systolic (upper) and diastolic (lower). The exit of any of them outside the normal range, as well as an excessively large or very small difference between the indicators, may turn out to be symptoms of various diseases.Reasons for the large difference between upper and lower pressure. Than high pulse pressure is dangerous. What to do if there is a big difference between the upper and lower pressure? Video. A large difference between the upper and lower pressure, exceeding a certain indicator, is a sign of pathology, it is necessary to find out its cause and eliminate it. The arterial pressure (BP) indicator consists of two digits – upper (systolic) and lower (diastolic) pressure, which, under normal conditions, increase and decrease synchronously.Such changes in this may indicate a disease, but most often appear spontaneously in the context of primary hypertension. What could be causing the big difference between upper (systolic) and lower (diastolic) blood pressure? I am 46 years old, the lower pressure is 80, as they say, even fly into space! But with the upper one for the last couple of years there are problems: it jumps from 135 to 150. Headaches are often tormented. I bring down the pressure with pills, I drink spazmalgon or no-shpu. It gets easier. Asya Stepanovna, Baranovichi district.Responsible for the acting head of the district cardiology center of the Soviet district of Minsk, cardiologist Andrei Piliptsevich: UNIMEDAS.FR. – A rise in blood pressure can be a symptom of many diseases. The most valuable organ in the human body is the brain. Blood pressure is the pressure that blood exerts on the walls of vessels of various sizes. Normal blood pressure allows sufficient blood to circulate throughout the body. But, as soon as a pathological process appears in the body, a person begins to feel unpleasant symptoms associated with an increase or decrease in pressure.This is why the difference between pressure readings. Why is there discomfort? The fact is that blood circulates in the human body all the time, even when the person is absolutely not exposed. What is the difference in the norm between systolic and diastolic pressure? Let’s find out what the difference in pressure is considered normal. Different pressure on the left and right hand: why it happens. Normal differences and limits. What is the main indicator? Prognosis and consequences for the patient with different results on both hands.Blood pressure is the resistance of the vascular wall, which is exerted to maintain a normal lumen during the passage of blood. The value is determined by: the volume of blood (the less fluid in the bed, the lower the readings) The reasons for the large difference between the upper and lower pressure. 02/21/2019. Contents: 1 Top. 2 Bottom. 3 Normal difference between indicators. 4 Reasons for the large difference in indicators. 5 Symptoms of impaired pulse pressure. 6 What to do in case of deviations. 6.1 Important tips.7 Treatment for deviations. More and more people strive to maintain their health, including monitoring blood pressure indicators so that they do not go beyond the normal range. In addition, systolic blood pressure depends on: elasticity or simply extensibility of the vascular walls; stroke volume of the left ventricle of the heart Pressure – variable value. In a healthy person, blood pressure indicators can differ by 5-10 mm. Hg at each heartbeat, which will be detected by the tonometer with several successive measurements.This error is considered normal. That is why the triple measurement and the average is considered the most accurate result. Common causes of different indications: Neglect of resting regimen. Abnormal heart rhythm. Measurement of pressure on different hands. Measurement of pressure with various devices. Measurement of pressure with a small interval. Most people measure blood pressure on one arm. But this is not entirely true. Quite often, the indicators differ on different hands, which can be considered both the norm and pathology, indicating the presence of diseases.The larger the range, the higher the likelihood of pathology. Increase or decrease in pressure. If the pressure on one hand corresponds to the norm or increased, and on the other – higher, then such a situation is less dangerous than the conformity of the pressure to the norm on one hand and its decrease on the other. Age. More often, there is a difference in pressure on the left and right hands in adolescents and the elderly. Left-handed or right-handed. blood pressure 90 to 60 . 2 pressure in liquids. Reviews, instructions for use, composition and properties.The heart sets a certain force (the highest pressure in the circle) with which it throws blood through the arteries when it contracts. Further, moving along the arteries, it presses on their walls with less force. The force of arterial pressure becomes even less when it flows into the veins. The smallest pressure indicator is recorded in arterioles, venules and capillaries. 2 Ways to decrease and increase pressure. 3 Pressure. 4 Pascal’s law. 5 Pressure in liquid and gas. 6 Calculation of fluid pressure on the bottom and walls of the vessel. To determine pressure, the force acting perpendicular to the surface must be divided by the surface area: pressure = force / area.Let’s designate the quantities included in this expression: pressure – p, force acting on the surface – F and surface area – S. Then we get the formula: p = F / S. 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Determine the pressure yourself.To measure blood pressure at home, it is better to use semi-automatic and automatic blood pressure monitors. You can see how ambulance doctors or polyclinics take readings using a classic set of tonometer and phonendoscope. TREATMENT of upper blood pressure is also defined by standards. For treatment, 5 main groups of drugs are used. ACE inhibitors – ACE inhibitors, reduce pressure act on the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (one of the systems that regulates vascular tone), this is the well-known adils – captopril Pressure is a physical quantity that is numerically equal to the force acting on a unit of surface area, perpendicular to this surface …In the international system of units, pressure is measured in newtons per square meter, or in pascals. 1. Pa. To determine the pressure, it is also necessary to know the corresponding area on which the pressure is applied. The area of an elephant’s footprint is approximately \ (200 \). see There is only one way to determine your working pressure: measure it regularly. Then you can find out what values the tonometer shows when a person feels good. This is an important nuance, since at a reduced operating pressure, the same 130/90 can be considered a significant increase, although the numbers themselves fit into the norm.
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MOSCOW, 23 Feb – PRIME. Sometimes people are faced with a situation when it is necessary to measure blood pressure without a tonometer. Advances in modern technology and medicine have greatly simplified the task. It is possible to determine the pressure without a tonometer using electric specialized devices and applications for a smartphone, Anastasia Ataman, a therapist of the CM-Clinic, told the Prime agency.
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“The simplest and most accessible way for everyone to find out blood pressure (BP) indicators without a tonometer is a reference point by heart rate.This procedure requires a watch with a second hand or a mobile phone with a built-in stopwatch. However, among specialists, such methods of measuring pressure are not considered accurate, “says the doctor.
She also noted that it is necessary to pay attention to the circumstances and related factors. For example, it is not recommended to measure blood pressure after physical exertion and stressful situations that contribute to an increase in heart rate.
Low pressure is considered to be below 100 per 70 mm Hg.For him, the following symptoms are most often characteristic: weakness, fatigue, drowsiness, sluggishness, headache in the temporal region, dizziness, nausea, Ataman lists.
When a person has high blood pressure, the readings will exceed 130/90 mm Hg. The doctor identifies several characteristic symptoms of hypertension: pain in the occipital region, a feeling of pulsation and pressure on the skull, dizziness with a sharp movement of the head, possibly a sharp visual impairment, vomiting, hearing impairment, the manifestation of the so-called ringing in the ears.
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In this case, you should not 100% trust this or that symptom when determining blood pressure. The individual characteristics of each organism, concomitant diseases, and the influence of external factors are of great importance. Ataman recommends knowing the parameters of your blood pressure even for people with absolutely stable health.
“As you know, during the day, blood pressure periodically changes depending on the functional activity of the heart.In medicine, this is called a “working” blood count. Within the normal range, blood pressure is considered to be 120/80 mm Hg. Every healthy person needs to control their blood pressure at least once a month, “the therapist concluded.
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Hypertension (hypertension) is a very common disease of the cardiovascular system, accompanied by a constant increase in blood pressure.
Hypertension is detected in about 25% of citizens.Many of them have a mild form of the disease, and do not even go to the doctor. Cardiologists of the MC “OLMED” urge patients to be attentive to their health and monitor changes in blood pressure, because hypertension can cause other, more serious, heart diseases.
An increase in blood pressure occurs due to vasoconstriction (arterioles). The brain receives information that blood moves slowly through the vessels, and begins to increase the intensity of blood flow. This increases the pressure.
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- Alcohol and smoking
- Insufficient physical activity
The initial symptoms are often invisible to the patient. But you still need to pay attention to signs such as:
- Regular headache
- Rapid, tense pulse
- Severity in the region of the heart
- Frequent dizziness
Later, more obvious ones are added to these symptoms:
- Numbness of fingers and toes
- Sleep Disorders
- Flashing “flies” or “lightning” before the eyes
- Pain in the region of the heart
First stage, easy. HELL rises periodically to 160/100. Possible mild symptoms. A course of treatment is required.
Second stage, middle. Increase in blood pressure to 180/110. The pressure rises steadily. This stage can last for several years. Continuous medication is required. At this stage, there is already such a thing as “hypertensive crisis” – an exacerbation of the disease.
Hypertensive crisis – a minute sharp increase in pressure, requiring immediate medical attention or taking a quick-acting medicine prescribed by a doctor.
Third stage, severe. Increase in blood pressure to 210/120. At this stage, hypertensive crises can lead to complications such as heart failure, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular accident, stroke, myocardial infarction, etc.
Contact the “OLMED” MC for a comprehensive diagnosis of the treatment of heart diseases in order to prevent hypertensive crises and their consequences.
Diagnostics and treatment:
Tonometer readings and their changes during the day, month, as well as their dependence on the season, weather conditions, etc. are of great importance in diagnostics.Therefore, the doctors of the MC “OLMED” recommend purchasing a tonometer at the first signs of hypertension.
Also, the diagnosis of hypertension requires various laboratory tests (blood, urine).
In addition, in the MC “OLMED” such a method of diagnostics as “Holter-AD” (Holter monitoring of blood pressure during the day) is practiced – the patient wears an electric tonometer on his hand for a day, which measures blood pressure with a certain frequency and keeps the indicators in its memory.Based on this monitoring, the doctor draws conclusions.
For treatment, the cardiologist of the MC “OLMED” prescribes drugs of various groups in the necessary complex, and also discusses with the patient diet and other ways to reduce the symptoms of the disease (water procedures, physical activity, etc.). Phytopreparations can be prescribed as an auxiliary therapy.
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90,000 Around the finger: created a ring for continuous pressure monitoring | Articles
Austrian and German scientists have developed a system for continuous blood pressure monitoring.Experts have improved on existing technologies and designed a sensor that fits on the finger. The system works without disrupting the blood flow, which makes it possible to monitor continuously. The device displays blood pressure as a waveform in real time. The accuracy of the system has already been confirmed by the first tests of the prototype. But to bring development to a finished product, a fair amount of research is still needed, experts warned.
Without excess pressure
A group of scientists from Austria and Germany has developed a system for continuous monitoring of blood pressure (BP).To use the device, the patient must put a special sensor on his finger, and the machine will take the necessary measurements. Unlike classical blood pressure monitors, the new development does not block blood flow and can be used for continuous measurement. Scientists have already assembled and tested a prototype of their invention.
Some of the portable pressure control equipment used today is not convenient enough, as it requires invasive intervention. Other compact devices lack the precision for full medical applications.
“New wearable sensors for monitoring cardiovascular dynamics in both outpatient and clinical settings could revolutionize the monitoring of vital signs and their fluctuations in response to treatment,” the developers wrote in an article in Nature.
The device was named Cnap2Go. The main know-how of the system is a special sensor that is put on the patient’s finger and measures the pressure using the volume control technique. This method is based on fixing the blood volume at each heart beat.
Scientists have modified a finger cuff to measure blood pressure using the unloaded artery method. By quickly pumping and decreasing pressure on the finger, the volume of its artery is recorded. The device measures the change in this parameter slowly, which eliminates the need for pumps or valves. During the measurement, the volume of blood may fluctuate along with the beats of the heart, equalizing the flow and outflow of blood during the cardiac cycle.Also, LEDs are installed in the cuff, which conduct photoplethysmography – they register blood flow through light radiation.
The redesigned LED cuff is equipped with a spring that allows it to oscillate as the volume of the finger changes. This solution gives the entire structure an additional degree of freedom and allows the pressure to be measured continuously, as it does not interfere with the blood flow.
In a prototype created by scientists, light from an LED inside the cuff is directed through the finger.The amount of light absorbed allows you to determine your blood pressure. Further, from this indicator by means of calculations, the heart pulse and rhythm are obtained, and the volume of blood in the finger is also calculated in order to use the indicator in the technique of volume control.
In turn, heart rate and blood volume are used to control the accuracy of the pressure that the cuff exerts on the finger. Finally, a pulsating blood pressure signal is calculated using the pulse and the degree of cuff pressure.All these variables are recorded by specially created software that processes the data and displays a graph on the monitor screen in the form of a wave corresponding to the patient’s mean arterial pressure.
The prototype created by scientists is intended for stationary use. For a portable version of the system, instead of a cuff, the authors proposed a sensor in the form of a ring, on which a small rubber container filled with liquid is attached. This design provides uniform pressure on the finger, which is necessary for correct operation of the sensors inside the ring.The developers claim that the device can be printed on a regular 3D printer.
The measurement accuracy of the device was verified in tests on 46 neurosurgical patients undergoing general anesthesia. In accordance with standard practice, they measured their pressure invasively using a radial arterial catheter, which is considered the standard for pressure measurement accuracy. The results of measurements by this method and the prototype of the device were predominantly the same.
Accurately and continuously
The fundamental problem of non-invasive blood pressure measurement is the need to create external pressure that ensures complete clamping of the arteries at the measurement site, explained a professor at the Research School of Chemical and Biomedical Technologies of Tomsk Polytechnic University (university participating in the project to improve the competitiveness of education ” 5-100 “) Konstantin Brazovsky.
– The proposed design of the tonometer partially overcomes this drawback due to the technology of maintaining a constant volume of circulating blood, which allows maintaining blood flow in the studied area, however, it requires complex digital signal processing methods and a high-precision error correction system to control a miniature cuff, the specialist noted.
In a number of patient conditions, it is necessary to monitor blood pressure, but until recently there were no non-invasive devices for this, said Dmitry Duplyakov, chief cardiologist of the Samara region, director of the Research Institute of Cardiology of Samara State Medical University.According to him, the task of continuous non-invasive pressure monitoring has been implemented by specialists from Austria for the first time.
– For every heartbeat, thanks to the device, we get a blood pressure figure. The tests showed a very good quality of work of the new algorithm for measuring blood pressure in comparison with the invasive gold standard, but so far this is only preliminary data, the expert noted.
The new method of measuring pressure proposed by Austrian specialists is relevant today, but in order to bring the development to the creation of a specific product, a fair amount of research is still needed, warned Aleksey Anisimov, associate professor of the Department of Biotechnical Systems at ETU LETI.According to him, there is also a continuous pressure monitoring device in Russia using the unloaded artery method. It is called the spiroarteriocardiograph and is used primarily for research purposes. As in the new development, the cuff of the device is put on the finger, but it compresses it strongly, which causes inconvenience to patients and limits the possibilities of mass use of the equipment.
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Blood pressure indicators that are measured during an appointment with a doctor or independently by a patient do not always reflect the actual picture.The reasons are different. This is the patient’s excitement – “white coat hypertension”, and the load that may have taken place recently, and the tonometer setting. In principle, a one-time measurement of blood pressure is not very informative. In order to obtain reliable and diagnostically significant information, such a research method as 24-hour blood pressure monitoring or ABPM for short is used.
As a rule, the ABPM device installed on the patient measures the pressure every 30 minutes during the daytime and every 60 minutes at night.Daily statistics include at least 21 measurements. Least! With such data, we can say that the doctor receives almost 100% reliable information about the dynamics of blood pressure. Once again, we repeat that one-time measurements do not give a clinical picture, since the indicators obtained depend on the current physical or psychological stress, the health of the device, the skill of the person who measures blood pressure.
Who, in accordance with federal standards, needs to carry out 24-hour blood pressure monitoring (ABPM)? For patients with arterial hypertension, the appointment of ABPM is recommended in 100% of cases.100%! There can be no exceptions.
In total, there are more than twenty indications for ABPM. Monitoring of blood pressure is necessary for pregnant women, patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, patients with a family history of arterial hypertension. This can be “white coat hypertension”, or monitoring the effectiveness of the treatment.
Based on the results of the ABPM, the doctor receives six key indicators. Let’s consider them.
The first indicator includes the average pressure during the day and at night.It is important to note that the normal average daily pressure is 135 to 80, at night – 120 to 70. If the average pressure during the day is above 140 to 90, this is hypertension. If the average nighttime is above 125 to 80, this is also hypertension. Anything between these limits, normal and hypertension, is considered borderline pressure.
Another indicator is the so-called daily index. Normally, night pressure should be 10-20% lower than during the day. It should decrease when a person falls asleep, smoothly passes into a plateau, and gradually rises in the morning hours.In the graph, the curve looks like a bucket. Dipper is in English a bucket and people with such graphs are called dippers, respectively. This is the norm. If the pressure drops slightly, less than 10%, then the “bucket” exists, but it is shallow. Such patients are called non-dippers ( non-dippers ) and they have a high risk of developing heart failure and damage to target organs – the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, eyes. If the patient is prescribed treatment, and meanwhile he remains a non-dipper, then we can say that the therapy is ineffective.
The next category of patients is over-dippers ( over-dippers ). These are those whose pressure drops by more than 20 percent at night – the dipper is deep. Such dynamics of blood pressure leads to hypoperfusion, insufficient blood supply to the brain. These are patients with a high risk of strokes in the morning and at night.
And the last fourth group is night-peakers ( night-peakers ), that is, those who have a very high night pressure, that is, there are night crises.This happens, for example, in patients with diabetes mellitus, malignant hypertension, resistant and sympathetic hypertension. Night pickers have a high risk of stroke.
The third indicator is the rate of rise in pressure in the morning. Normally, the rate of the morning rise in pressure should not exceed 10 mm Hg per hour. If, for example, such a patient is undergoing antihypertensive therapy and it is higher, then this is a signal that the prescribed medication is ineffective. If the rate of the morning rise in pressure is higher than 15%, then the patient has a high risk of heart attack.
The fourth ABPM indicator is the pressure load index, which shows the proportion of daily measurements exceeding the norm. If it is about 20% of all measurements made during the day, then this is permissible. If the pressure load index is above 25%, then we are talking about hypertension, above 30% – this is persistent hypertension, above 50% – refractory malignant hypertension.
The next indicator is pulse pressure, that is, the difference between systolic and diastolic pressure.Example: As a result of measuring the pressure, a reading of 120 to 80 is obtained. The pulse pressure is 120 minus 80, for a total of 40. High pulse pressure is a risk factor for target organ damage. Normally, it should be less than 46. If during the ABPM it is revealed that it is higher, then it can be concluded that therapy is ineffective, if any. There is a threat of complications.
The sixth indicator is blood pressure variability. During the day, the pressure, like any other indicator, will change.It is important that it varies within a certain corridor. If the variability is high, that is, during the day the pressure went beyond the maximum permissible limits, then, most likely, the patient has vegetative-vascular dystonia, the prescribed therapy is ineffective and the risk of target organ damage is high.
These are the main key points to know when prescribing an ABPM or if you keep your own blood pressure diary.
There are ABPM devices that “know” only to measure blood pressure, and there are those in which the function of taking an electrocardiogram (ECG) is implemented.We are talking about ABPM plus daily ECG monitoring. The latter makes it possible to identify the presence of coronary heart disease in a patient. As a result, very valuable diagnostic information can be obtained, since patients very often have a combination of hypertension and coronary artery disease. In the following materials, we will tell you about Holter ECG monitoring, the indicators that the doctor receives, and what they mean when diagnosing heart pathologies.
What is the danger of low blood pressure in humans | myblood
Low blood pressure affects up to 15% of people living on the planet.Hypotension is a decrease in the blood pressure index by more than 20% from the standard values. Arterial hypotension (low blood pressure) in 50% of cases has no pronounced symptoms and does not affect the health of the hypotensive.
Low blood pressure affects up to 15% of people living on the planet. Hypotension is a decrease in the blood pressure index by more than 20% from the standard values. Arterial hypotension (low blood pressure) in 50% of cases does not have pronounced symptoms and does not affect the state of health of the hypotensive.
An increase in pressure by several points can cause uncomfortable feelings: headache, nausea and dizziness.
What is low blood pressure?
Normal blood pressure coefficient, equal to 120/80 mm Hg. Systolic (upper) pressure corresponds to the force of compression of the myocardium at the moment of ejection of blood into the artery.
If the indicators of systolic and diastolic pressure are abnormal, then the diagnosis is made of hypertension (high blood pressure) or hypotension (low blood pressure).
If the indicators of systolic and diastolic pressure are abnormal, then the diagnosis is made of hypertension (high blood pressure) or hypotension (low blood pressure).
Diastolic (lower) pressure corresponds to the opposing force of the arteries at the moment of relaxation of the heart muscle.
Factors that are provocateurs of hypotension
Hypotension is a chronic low blood pressure, which is combined with disorders of the autonomic system.
Several factors can provoke low blood pressure:
- Passive lifestyle;
- Tobacco smoking;
- Stressful situation;
- Consumption of alcohol;
- Hard work;
- Incorrect power supply;
- Diseases of internal organs in a chronic form.
When establishing a diagnosis of arterial hypotension, it is necessary to take into account how comfortable the patient feels with low blood pressure.
If there are no unpleasant symptoms, and this pressure index does not decrease the efficiency and does not cause the refusal of the active rhythm, then such pressure is not a pathology.
In the case when a person has low blood pressure accompanied by pronounced symptoms and severe malaise, then the diagnosis is made – arterial hypotension.
Degrees of development
There are 3 stages of development of the disease:
Mechanism of development of arterial hypotension
In the pathogenesis of hypotension, the centers of the brain are occupied. The hypothalamus has a special function.
The pituitary gland (gland of the endocrine system) also participates in the pathogenesis. Each of these organs is responsible for vascular tone.
The walls of the vessels receive the necessary amount of nutrients, which allows the arteries to maintain elasticity.
The walls of blood vessels receive the required amount of nutrients, which allows the arteries to maintain elasticity.
If the elasticity of the arteries is lost, then impulses from the cerebral cortex do not reach the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands do not produce the required amount of the hormone aldosterone. The function of this hormone in the body is to regulate the level of blood pressure.
Types of hypotension
The disease can develop suddenly and last for a long period. The patient is constantly feeling unwell.
The disease can develop suddenly and last for a long period. The patient is constantly feeling unwell.
The acute form of the disease is a dangerous sign of cardiac pathologies – arrhythmia, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction.
Symptoms of hypotension occur when:
- Shock during injury;
- Large blood loss in trauma;
- Peritonitis in the acute stage of the disease;
- Poisoning with high intoxication of the body.
Types of chronic hypertension
The chronic stage of hypotension has constant symptoms and is divided into types of disease:
- Physiological – develops in people whose body is adapted to the economical consumption of oxygen: athletes, people associated with hard work;
- Idiopathic or essential (primary) – development occurs in people with increased mental stress, dangerous stressful situations at work, mental overstrain;
- Secondary – somatic type .Low blood pressure is a consequence of chronic illness;
- Orthostatic – Low pressure occurs when there is a sudden change in position. When changing the position from horizontal to vertical, there is a sharp decrease in pressure;
- From taking medications – This type of hypotension comes from improper use of medicines for hypertension. Incorrect dosage, self-administration of medication, leads to the development of hypotension. This type is very dangerous, as it comes from a sharp fluctuation in pressure;
- Hypertension without good reason .This type of low pressure is dangerous because it is impossible to determine the cause of the pressure drop in a timely manner.
What pressure is dangerous?
The normative index of blood pressure in humans is 120/80. The gap between the upper and lower pressure index, according to the norm, should not be more or less than 40 – 50 mm. rt. Art.
The normative index of blood pressure in humans is 120/80. The gap between the upper and lower pressure index, according to the norm, should not be more or less than 40 – 50 mm.rt. Art.
If the pressure rises to 140/90, this is stage I of arterial hypertension.
If there is a decrease in blood pressure to 96/66 mm. rt. Art is stage I of arterial hypotension.
A sharp increase in blood pressure up to 180/110 mm is dangerous for the human body. rt. Art – this can provoke a stroke.
The minimum pressure can be 90/50 mm. rt. Art. Such a pressure coefficient is dangerous for the human body.
Which blood pressure is worse than low or high?
For the body of any person, a state of high pressure is dangerous, as well as a state of its sharp decrease.
The state of high pressure, as well as the state of its sharp decrease, is dangerous for the body of any person.
In the blood supply system of organs, these fluctuations provoke pathological changes.
Even with a small jump in blood pressure, the walls of the blood vessels of the brain are affected, and the internal vital organs do not receive the amount of oxygen in the blood necessary for normal functionality.
In addition to the cerebral cortex, the retina of the eyes also suffers from the state of increased blood pressure on the walls of the vessels.From sharp fluctuations in blood pressure, the kidneys, as well as the heart muscle, are tuned to function in these conditions, increasing in size.
The walls of the heart muscle become thicker and denser, which is not enough for normal myocardial activity. This threatens the development of diseases such as heart failure of varying degrees, depletion of the walls of the heart muscle and pathology in the work of the myocardial valve and the risk of myocardial infarction.
Hypotension is much less likely to bring negative and serious disorders in human organs than hypertension, but this happens until the state of hypotension begins to turn into a state of hypertension.
This condition is bad for the arteries and blood vessels. For such people, a minimal increase in blood pressure threatens a serious problem. In older people, blood pressure rises from low to high.
Can you die from low blood pressure?
Pressure index that shows below 100/60 mm Hg. Art. assessed as low blood pressure. The main cause of hypotension is the rejection of the mechanisms that regulate the tone of the arteries and the impulses of the nervous system.
Hypotension, in addition to unpleasant and painful symptoms, is dangerous for its complications on the nervous system, on the vascular system and on the brain.
If blood pressure has dropped significantly, blood flow to the peripheral vessels is impeded, which causes the death of the cells of these vessels.
The heart muscle suffers from oxygen starvation. Dangerous consequences of low blood pressure can be ischemic pathology of the heart muscle and the main dangerous complication of hypotension is cardiogenic shock.
The heart muscle suffers from oxygen starvation. Dangerous consequences of low blood pressure can be ischemic pathology of the heart muscle and the main dangerous complication of hypotension is cardiogenic shock.
This is heart failure in the last stage, when blood circulation does not supply vital systems and organs with blood.
Cardiogenic shock causes cardiac arrest and death.
Slow blood flow does not adequately supply the cells of internal vital organs with oxygen. If oxygen does not enter the organ cell within 120 seconds, then this cell dies. This becomes the reason for the development of pathology in these organs and systems.
Oxygen starvation of cells leads to fainting and fatal stroke.
At what low pressure does a person die?
As a result of injury and loss of a large blood volume, a sharp drop in pressure occurs. It is dangerous for the body. A person can die when the diastolic pressure drops to from the 40 – 30 mm mark. rt. Art.
Causes of hypotension
Type of arterial hypotension – secondary hypotension has the largest number of reasons for lowering blood pressure:
- Injuries to the cranium and brain;
Injuries to the spine;
Injuries to the spine;
- Osteochondrosis – the area of the chest and neck on the spine;
- Alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver;
- Chronic hepatitis;
- Anemia from loss of large blood volume;
- Pancreatitis in acute form;
- Thyroid gland pathology;
- Failure in the endocrine system;
- Pregnancy status;
- Infectious sepsis;
- Dehydration due to vomiting, diarrhea;
- Wrong diet (fasting).
Manifestations of low blood pressure in the human body
Manifestations of low blood pressure are associated with disturbances in the blood flow and insufficient oxygen supply to the brain, as well as the heart muscle.
Symptoms of the effect of low pressure on the brain:
- Pain in the head – does not go away until 72 hours, intensifies after mental exertion, after leaving the state of sleep. Pain reacts sharply to light and noise. Localization of pain in the temporal part of the head and in the frontal part;
- Head spin – often morning spinning, as well as dizziness with a sharp change in body position;
- Increased irritability – a hypotonic person is in a constant state of apathy, increased fear and anxiety;
- Decreased or partial loss of memory – a hypotonic person is unable to concentrate and perform work that requires increased mental stress.With oxygen starvation of the cerebral cortex in the ventricles of the brain space, fluid (cerebrospinal) can accumulate and a dangerous disease, hydrocephalus of the cerebral cortex, develops. With this disease, there are risks of strokes. Also, dropsy of the brain becomes the cause of an irreparable pathology in the transmission of impulses of the nervous system.
Symptoms of oxygen starvation of the heart due to low pressure:
- Rapid heartbeat;
- Pain in the chest – a fast pulse is recorded.The pain is stabbing, a feeling of squeezing the heart muscle. With this symptom, you should not take Nitroglycerin. This drug is dangerous in this situation and can make the diastolic pressure zero.
Symptoms of disorders in the digestive organs due to oxygen starvation:
- Spasms in the intestines, constipation in chronic form;
- Aversion to the smell of food;
- Nausea that turns into vomiting;
- Flatulence, belching during and after eating.
Danger of low blood pressure with open and closed bleeding
Any bleeding reduces blood pressure to 15% of normal.
Any bleeding reduces blood pressure to 15% of the norm.
Risk of hypotension in bleeding, both open type and latent type of bleeding. Dangerous bleeding from the uterus in the female body, which occurs more than 5 calendar days. Prolonged bleeding from the uterus is a signal to visit a gynecologist.
Any bleeding reduces blood pressure up to 15% of the norm.At low pressures, even this percentage of the drop can be dangerous.
Low pressure numbers – 90/50 mm. rt. Art. in case of bleeding, they can cause a critical state of systolic pressure up to 60 – 40 mm. rt. Art.
Consequences of a sharp decrease in blood pressure:
- Dehydration of the body to a critical state;
- Stage of anaphylactic shock;
- Severe renal failure, in severe cases – complete loss of organ performance;
- Coma state.
Life with bleeding can be saved for a person with low blood pressure, with timely medical attention. Human life directly depends on quick and well-coordinated resuscitation actions.
Self-directed actions to stop bleeding in hypotensive patients are dangerous and fatal.
Consequences of low blood pressure
Vegeto-vascular dystonia appears from low blood pressure. During an attack, hypotonic people experience dizziness, headache, which restricts his mobility.
Vegeto-vascular dystonia appears from low blood pressure. During an attack, hypotonic people experience dizziness, headache, which restricts his mobility.
The intensity of the pain is equivalent to that of migraine pain .
After sleep, the patient feels stiffness in the muscles, morning sickness. Disorders with food intake and lack of appetite occur.
Severe cases of dystonia are dangerous, which completely deprive a person of working capacity. If the pressure drops 85/60 mm.