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High Blood Pressure Symptoms and Causes

If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, talk with your health care team about your blood pressure levels and how these levels affect your treatment plan.

What are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure usually has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. Measuring your blood pressure is the only way to know whether you have high blood pressure.

What causes high blood pressure?

High blood pressure usually develops over time. It can happen because of unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as not getting enough regular physical activity. Certain health conditions, such as diabetes and having obesity, can also increase the risk for developing high blood pressure. High blood pressure can also happen during pregnancy.

You can manage your blood pressure to lower your risk for serious health problems that may affect your heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes.

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You can manage your blood pressure to lower your risk for serious health problems that may affect your heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes.

What problems does high blood pressure cause?

High blood pressure can damage your health in many ways. It can seriously hurt important organs like your heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes.

The good news is that, in most cases, you can manage your blood pressure to lower your risk for serious health problems.

Heart Attack and Heart Disease

High blood pressure can damage your arteries by making them less elastic, which decreases the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart and leads to heart disease. In addition, decreased blood flow to the heart can cause:

  • Chest pain, also called angina.
  • Heart attack, which happens when the blood supply to your heart is blocked and heart muscle begins to die without enough oxygen. The longer the blood flow is blocked, the greater the damage to the heart.
  • Heart failure, a condition that means your heart can’t pump enough blood and oxygen to your other organs.

Stroke and Brain Problems

High blood pressure can cause the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the brain to burst or be blocked, causing a stroke. Brain cells die during a stroke because they do not get enough oxygen. Stroke can cause serious disabilities in speech, movement, and other basic activities. A stroke can also kill you.

Having high blood pressure, especially in midlife, is linked to having poorer cognitive function and dementia later in life. Learn more about the link between high blood pressure and dementia from the National Institutes of Health’s Mind Your Risks®external icon campaign.

Kidney Disease

Adults with diabetes, high blood pressure, or both have a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease than those without these conditions.

How do I know if I have high blood pressure?

There’s only one way to know if you have high blood pressure: Have a doctor or other health professional measure it. Measuring your blood pressure is quick and painless.

Talk with your health care team about regularly measuring your blood pressure at home, also called self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring.

High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it usually has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it.

What can I do to prevent or manage high blood pressure?

Many people with high blood pressure can lower their blood pressure into a healthy range or keep their numbers in a healthy range by making lifestyle changes. Talk with your health care team about

  • Getting at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week (about 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week)
  • Not smoking
  • Eating a healthy diet, including limiting sodium (salt) and alcohol
  • Keeping a healthy weight
  • Managing stress

Learn more about ways to manage and prevent high blood pressure.

In addition to making positive lifestyle changes, some people with high blood pressure need to take medicine to manage their blood pressure. Learn more about medicines for high blood pressure.

Talk with your health care team right away if you think you have high blood pressure or if you’ve been told you have high blood pressure but do not have it under control.

By taking action to lower your blood pressure, you can help protect yourself against heart disease and stroke, also sometimes called cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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Heart Risks Depend on Which Blood Pressure Number Is High: Study – WebMD

By Robert Preidt

HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When you have high blood pressure, exactly what type of increased heart risk you face may be determined by which number in your blood pressure reading is high, new research shows.

In a blood pressure reading, systolic pressure is the top number and diastolic pressure is the bottom number.

People with higher systolic blood pressure had a greater risk of bleeding strokes and stable angina (chest pain), while those with higher diastolic blood pressure were more likely to be diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an overstretched, weakened section in the body’s main artery, that occurs in the belly. If it bursts, it can cause serious bleeding and even death.

To reach their conclusion, researchers analyzed the health records of more than 1 million people in England who were aged 30 and older and who did not have heart disease. They were followed for an average of 5.2 years.

The study, published in the May 29 issue of The Lancet, will be presented at the Hypertension 2014 meeting in Athens in June.

“Our findings do not support the widely held assumptions that systolic and diastolic pressure have similar strong associations with the occurrence of all cardiovascular [heart] diseases across a wide age range,” lead investigator Dr. Eleni Rapsomaniki, from The Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research in London, England, said in a journal news release.

The researchers also found that despite modern medications, people with high blood pressure, or “hypertension,” still face greater lifetime health risks. For example, a 30-year-old with high blood pressure has a 63 percent lifetime risk of developing heart disease, compared with 46 percent for a person with normal blood pressure.

Also, someone with high blood pressure would typically develop heart disease five years sooner than someone with normal blood pressure, the study authors noted.

“With lifetime risks this high, the need for new blood pressure-lowering strategies is paramount,” Rapsomaniki said in the news release.

“Our estimates provide vital new information that can be used to improve patient counseling and decision-making for people with hypertension, which are currently based mainly on the risks of heart attack and stroke, and will help to focus guidelines and doctors to the cardiovascular conditions that might be more common, and in which screening and treatments are more likely to have an effect,” Rapsomaniki added.

In a commentary accompanying the study, Thomas Kahan, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, said that although the effectiveness of blood pressure-lowering drugs is undisputed, “observational studies suggest that few patients reach target blood pressure. Several steps therefore need to be taken to improve antihypertensive treatment and control.”

Those steps include assessing patients’ heart risks more carefully, pushing patients to stick with their medication schedules, expanding the use of home blood pressure monitoring and more aggressive treatment of those with tough-to-treat high blood pressure.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?| Healthy You

One in three adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure and many don’t even know it. How can this be? Because high blood pressure rarely has any symptoms. 

“High blood pressure or hypertension is known as a silent disease because you may not feel any symptoms at all,” says Priscilla Bullen, FNP-BC, of Riverside Primary Care Hidenwood. “It increases your risk of heart disease, heart failure, stroke and heart attack.”

Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against your blood vessel walls. High blood pressure is when that force is higher than normal. It often has no signs or symptoms and can lead to other health problems if it’s not treated.

Blood pressure is mostly a silent disease

Unfortunately, high blood pressure can happen without feeling any abnormal symptoms.

Moderate or severe headaches, anxiety, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, palpitations, or feeling of pulsations in the neck are some signs of high blood pressure. Often, these are late signs that high blood pressure has existed for some time, therefore annual checks are recommended for all adults.

Get to know your numbers

Because there aren’t any symptoms, it’s important to have your blood pressure checked regularly. Get to know the numbers and when to get help from your doctor.

Your blood pressure will have two numbers:

  • Systolic is the upper number, measuring when your heart is forcing blood through your vessels.
  • Diastolic is the lower number, measuring pressure between heart beats.

For example, 120/80 indicates a systolic blood pressure of 120 and a diastolic blood pressure of 80 mm/Hg.

What is a normal blood pressure?

Both the American Heart Association and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have published guidelines for defining healthy and elevated blood pressure. You can follow either guidelines, depending on what you and your doctor agree is acceptable.

USPSTF Guidelines for Blood Pressure
Normal Systolic: Less than 120 mm Hg
Diastolic:Less than 80 mm Hg
Elevated Systolic: 120-129 mm Hg
Diastolic: <Less than 80 mm Hg

 

AHA Guidelines for Blood Pressure
Normal Systolic: Less than 120 mm Hg
Diastolic: Less than 80 mm Hg
Elevated Systolic: 120-129 mm Hg
Diastolic: Less than 80 mm Hg
High Blood Pressure Stage 1 (Hypertension) Systolic: 130-139 mm Hg
Diastolic: 80-89 mm Hg
High Blood Pressure Stage 2 (Hypertension) Systolic: 140 mm Hg or higher
Diastolic: 90 mm Hg or higher
Hypertensive Crisis Systolic: Higher than 180 mm Hg
Diastolic: Higher than 120 mm Hg

Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

Your family history, lifestyle and medications can increase the chances you’ll develop high blood pressure. Risk factors for high blood pressure include:

  • Age
  • Overweight
  • Family history
  • Diet high in salt
  • Drinking too much
  • Some medications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, also known as NSAIDS, some decongestants, weight loss medicines and stimulants)
  • Some underlying health conditions, such as obstructive sleep apnea, kidney conditions, adrenal gland tumors and thyroid diseases
  • Inactivity
  • Tobacco and illicit drug use
  • Other

Unfortunately, family history is a large contributing factor. Even if you eat well, are physically active and avoid risk factors, you may still experience high blood pressure.

When to see a doctor

Consult your doctor if you fall in the at-risk or high blood pressure categories above.

If your blood pressure is in the crisis range, contact your doctor immediately. Call 911 if you’re experiencing any other symptoms like chest pain, blurred vision or slurred speech.

How is high blood pressure treated?

Treatment for high blood pressure will commonly include medication and healthy lifestyle changes such as:

  • Losing weight
  • Eating a healthful diet
  • Quitting smoking
  • Drinking less alcohol
  • Reducing stress 

“Changing a few daily habits like walking more and eating less salt can bring blood pressure into normal range,” says Bullen.

Do you know your numbers?

Schedule an appointment with Priscilla Bullen, FNP to get to know your numbers today.
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension): Causes and Symptoms

Overview

What is high blood pressure (hypertension)?

Blood pressure is the measurement of the pressure or force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. When you have hypertension (high blood pressure), it means the pressure against the blood vessel walls in your body is consistently too high. High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer” because you may not be aware that anything is wrong, but the damage is still occurring within your body.

Your blood pressure reading has two numbers. The top number is the systolic blood pressure, which measures the pressure on the blood vessel walls when your heart beats or contracts. The bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure, which measures the pressure on your blood vessels between beats when your heart is relaxing.

For example, a blood pressure of 110/70 is within the normal range, but a blood pressure of 135/85 is stage 1 (mild) hypertension, and so on (see table).

Category Blood Pressure
Normal Under 130/80 mmHg
Stage I Hypertension (mild) 130-139/OR diastolic between 80-89 mmHg
Stage 2 Hypertension (moderate) 140/90 mmHg or higher
Hypertensive Crisis (get emergency care) 180/120 mmHg or higher

What are the types of high blood pressure?

Your provider will diagnose you with one of two types of high blood pressure:

  • Primary (also called essential) high blood pressure. Causes of this most common type of high blood pressure include aging and unhealthy habits like not getting enough exercise.
  • Secondary high blood pressure. Causes of this type of high blood pressure include different medical problems (for example kidney or hormonal problems) or sometimes a medication you’re taking.

What can happen if high blood pressure is not treated?

Untreated hypertension may lead to serious health problems including:

Can high blood pressure affect pregnancy?

High blood pressure complicates about 10% of all pregnancies. There are several different types of high blood pressure during pregnancy and they range from mild to serious. The forms of high blood pressure during pregnancy include:

Chronic hypertension: High blood pressure which is present before pregnancy.

Gestational hypertension: High blood pressure in the latter part of pregnancy.

Preeclampsia: This is a dangerous condition that typically develops in the latter half of pregnancy and results in hypertension, protein in the urine and generalized swelling in the pregnant person. It can affect other organs in the body and cause seizures (eclampsia).

Chronic hypertension with superimposed preeclampsia: Pregnant people who have chronic hypertension are at increased risk for developing preeclampsia.

Your provider will check your blood pressure regularly during prenatal appointments, but if you have concerns about your blood pressure, be sure to talk with your provider.

Symptoms and Causes

How do I know if I have high blood pressure?

High blood pressure usually doesn’t cause symptoms. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your provider measure it. Know your numbers so you can make the changes that help prevent or limit damage.

What are the risk factors for high blood pressure?

You are more likely to have high blood pressure if you:

  • Have family members who have high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or diabetes.
  • Are of African descent.
  • Are older than 55.
  • Are overweight.
  • Don’t get enough exercise.
  • Eat foods high in sodium (salt).
  • Smoke or use tobacco products.
  • Are a heavy drinker (more than two drinks a day in men and more than one drink a day in women).

Diagnosis and Tests

How is high blood pressure diagnosed?

Since high blood pressure doesn’t have symptoms, your healthcare provider will need to check your blood pressure with a blood pressure cuff. Providers usually check your blood pressure at every annual checkup or appointment. If you have high blood pressure readings at two appointments or more, your provider may tell you that you have high blood pressure.

What tests will be done to diagnose this condition?

Providers use a blood pressure cuff to measure your blood pressure.

Management and Treatment

What should I do if I have high blood pressure?

If your healthcare provider has diagnosed you with high blood pressure, they will talk with you about your recommended blood pressure target or goal. They may suggest that you:

  • Check your blood pressure regularly with a home blood pressure monitor. These are automated electronic monitors and are available at most pharmacies or online.
  • Eat healthy foods that are low in salt and fat.
  • Reach and maintain your best body weight.
  • Limit alcohol to no more than two drinks each day for men and less than one drink each day for women. One drink is defined as 1 ounce of alcohol, 5 ounces of wine, or 12 ounces of beer.
  • Be more physically active.
  • Quit smoking and/or using tobacco products.
  • Work on controlling anger and managing stress.

What diet helps control high blood pressure?

  • Eat foods that are lower in fat, salt and calories, such as skim or 1% milk, fresh vegetables and fruits, and whole-grain rice and pasta. (Ask your healthcare provider for a more detailed list of low sodium foods to eat.)
  • Use flavorings, spices and herbs to make foods tasty without using salt. The optimal recommendation for salt in your diet is to have less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day. Don’t forget that most restaurant foods (especially fast foods) and many processed and frozen foods contain high levels of salt. Use herbs and spices that do not contain salt in recipes to flavor your food. Don’t add salt at the table. (Salt substitutes usually have some salt in them.)
  • Avoid or cut down on foods high in fat or salt, such as butter and margarine, regular salad dressings, fatty meats, whole milk dairy products, fried foods, processed foods or fast foods and salted snacks.
  • Ask your provider if you should increase potassium in your diet. Discuss the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet with your provider. The DASH diet emphasizes adding fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet while reducing the amount of sodium. Since it’s rich in fruits and vegetables, which are naturally lower in sodium than many other foods, the DASH diet makes it easier to eat less salt and sodium.

What medications are used to treat high blood pressure?

Four classes of high blood pressure medications are considered “first line” (most effective and commonly prescribed) when starting treatment. Sometimes other medications are coupled with these first-line drugs to better control your high blood pressure. First-line, pressure-lowering medications are:

  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors block the production of the angiotensin II hormone, which the body naturally uses to control blood pressure. When angiotensin II is blocked, your blood vessels don’t narrow. Examples: lisinopril (Zestril® or Prinivil®), enalapril or captopril.
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) block this same hormone from binding with receptors in the blood vessels. ARBs work the same way as ACE inhibitors to keep blood vessels from narrowing. Examples: metoprolol (Lopressor®; Toprol® XL), valsartan (Diovan® or Prexxartan®) or losartan.
  • Calcium channel blockers prevent calcium from entering the muscle cells of your heart and blood vessels, allowing these vessels to relax. Examples: amlodipine (Norvasc® or Katerzia®), nifedipine (Procardia®XL or Nifedical®XL), diltiazem (Cardizem®, Dilacor® XR or Tiazac®).
  • Diuretics (water or fluid pills) flush excess sodium from your body, reducing the amount of fluid in your blood. Diuretics are often used with other high blood pressure medicines, sometimes in one combined pill. Examples: indapamide, hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide® or Oretic®) or chlorothiazide.

Talk to your healthcare provider about what side effects and problems are possible when you take your blood pressure medicine. You should avoid some medications during pregnancy. If you get side effects that concern you, call your provider. They may change your dose or try a different medication. Don’t stop taking the medicine on your own.

Prevention

Can I prevent high blood pressure?

There are certain things you can do to help reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure. These include eating right, getting the right amount of exercise and controlling salt intake.

How can you reduce your risk of high blood pressure?

Fortunately, there are certain things you can do to help reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure. These include the following:

  • Eat right: A healthy diet is an important step in keeping your blood pressure normal. The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) emphasizes adding fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet while reducing the amount of sodium. Since it’s rich in fruits and vegetables, which are naturally lower in sodium than many other foods, the DASH diet makes it easier to eat less salt and sodium.
  • Keep a healthy weight: Going hand-in-hand with a proper diet is keeping a healthy weight. Since being overweight increases your blood pressure, losing excess weight with diet and exercise will help lower your blood pressure to healthier levels.
  • Cut down on salt: The recommendation for salt in your diet is to have less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium a day (equal to about one teaspoon). To prevent hypertension, you should keep your salt intake below this level. Don’t forget that most restaurant foods (especially fast foods) and many processed and frozen foods contain high levels of salt. Use herbs and spices that do not contain salt in recipes to flavor your food; do not add salt at the table. (Salt substitutes usually have some salt in them.)
  • Keep active: Even simple physical activities, such as walking, can lower your blood pressure (and your weight).
  • Drink alcohol in moderation: Having more than one drink a day (for women) and two drinks a day (for men) can raise blood pressure.

Outlook / Prognosis

What can I expect if I have this condition?

Since high blood pressure doesn’t cause many symptoms at first, you probably won’t feel any different with a high blood pressure diagnosis. But it’s important to follow your provider’s instructions to bring your blood pressure down so it doesn’t cause serious illnesses later in life.

How long does high blood pressure last?

If you have primary high blood pressure, you’ll need to control it for the rest of your life.

If you have secondary high blood pressure, your blood pressure will most likely come down after you receive treatment for the medical problem that caused it. If a medication caused your high blood pressure, switching to a different medicine may lower your blood pressure.

What is the outlook for high blood pressure?

You can get seriously ill if you don’t treat your high blood pressure. However, if you take the medicines your provider ordered, you can control your blood pressure. Exercising and eating healthy foods also helps lower your blood pressure.

Living With

How can I be more active?

  • Check first with your healthcare provider before increasing your physical activity. Ask your provider what type and amount of exercise is right for you.
  • Choose aerobic activities such as walking, biking or swimming.
  • Start slowly and increase activity gradually. Aim for a regular routine of activity five times a week for 30 to 45 minutes each session.

What if lifestyle changes don’t help lower my blood pressure?

If diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes don’t work to lower your blood pressure, your healthcare provider will prescribe medications to help lower your blood pressure. Your provider will take into account other conditions you may have, such as heart or kidney disease and other drugs you’re taking when prescribing medications to treat your high blood pressure. Be sure to follow your provider’s dosing directions exactly.

What questions should I ask my provider?

  • Are there supplements or non-prescription medicines that I shouldn’t take?
  • Can I keep taking these medicines if I get pregnant?
  • What kinds of exercise should I do?

A note from Cleveland Clinic

If you don’t treat high blood pressure, it can put you at risk for developing serious illnesses later in life such as heart attack, kidney failure and stroke. But if you follow your provider’s instructions, you can control your blood pressure. Be sure to take any medicines your provider ordered as instructed. Keep taking them even if your blood pressure numbers begin to fall into the normal range. Living a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy foods, watching your weight and getting regular exercise is also a great way to help control your blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure | Hypertension

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.

Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. For example, 120/80 means a systolic of 120 and a diastolic of 80.

How is high blood pressure diagnosed?

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. So the only way to find out if you have it is to get regular blood pressure checks from your health care provider. Your provider will use a gauge, a stethoscope or electronic sensor, and a blood pressure cuff. He or she will take two or more readings at separate appointments before making a diagnosis.

Blood Pressure Category Systolic Blood Pressure Diastolic Blood Pressure
Normal Less than 120 and Less than 80
High Blood Pressure (no other heart risk factors) 140 or higher or 90 or higher
High Blood Pressure (with other heart risk factors, according to some providers) 130 or higher or 80 or higher
Dangerously high blood pressure – seek medical care right away 180 or higher and 120 or higher

For children and teens, the health care provider compares the blood pressure reading to what is normal for other kids who are the same age, height, and sex.

What are the different types of high blood pressure?

There are two main types of high blood pressure: primary and secondary high blood pressure.

  • Primary, or essential, high blood pressure is the most common type of high blood pressure. For most people who get this kind of blood pressure, it develops over time as you get older.
  • Secondary high blood pressure is caused by another medical condition or use of certain medicines. It usually gets better after you treat that condition or stop taking the medicines that are causing it.

Why do I need to worry about high blood pressure?

When your blood pressure stays high over time, it causes the heart to pump harder and work overtime, possibly leading to serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure.

What are the treatments for high blood pressure?

Treatments for high blood pressure include heart-healthy lifestyle changes and medicines.

You will work with your provider to come up with a treatment plan. It may include only the lifestyle changes. These changes, such as heart-healthy eating and exercise, can be very effective. But sometimes the changes do not control or lower your high blood pressure. Then you may need to take medicine. There are different types of blood pressure medicines. Some people need to take more than one type.

If your high blood pressure is caused by another medical condition or medicine, treating that condition or stopping the medicine may lower your blood pressure.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

High Diastolic Blood Pressure: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment Remedies

High blood pressure or hypertension is a long-term condition in which the blood pressure within the arteries is persistently elevated. Blood pressure is expressed by two measurements, the systolic and diastolic measurements represented by the top number and bottom number received when measuring blood pressure, respectively.

These numbers are measured according to the actions of the heart. Systolic blood pressure is the measurement created as the heart contracts during each heartbeat. Diastolic blood pressure is the measurement of blood pressure as the heart relaxes. The optimal blood pressure currently accepted is to have a blood pressure in the range of 120/80.

Also read: Measuring systolic and diastolic blood pressure

What does diastolic hypertension mean?

Having high diastolic blood pressure is a sign that your blood vessels have become less elastic, hardened, and scarred. Blood pressure is not a static reading as it tends to fluctuate throughout the day with the normal rate of diastolic blood pressure ranging between 60 to 80 mmHg.

Having flexible blood vessels allows your body to appropriately manage oscillations in blood pressure. However, when your blood vessels are rigid, the chances of vessel rupture or obstruction is more likely to occur.

Diastolic hypertension vs.

systolic hypertension

For decades, it was assumed that diastolic hypertension, an increase in the bottom number of blood pressure readings, was a more concerning finding than systolic hypertension. However, this thinking has now changed, as systolic blood pressure has been found to play a more significant role in the development of various blood pressure complications such as stroke and left ventricular hypertrophy.

A recent study assessing cardiovascular risk in treated hypertensive men found that the control of systolic blood pressure was more important for overall survival, with diastolic blood pressure having little value for predicting future cardiovascular risk.

Also read: What causes systolic hypertension?

Causes and risk factors for diastolic hypertension

There are several causes of high diastolic blood pressure, with a diastolic reading of greater than 90mmHg and above considered high. The following are some of the most common high diastolic blood pressure causes.

Primary hypertension

This type refers to a state of high blood pressure that is not attributed to a known disease cause, such as stiff or hardened blood vessels. It is believed that primary hypertension manifests due to a combination of genes and environmental factors, with many common genetic variants being responsible for its development having been identified. Having isolated diastolic hypertension is primarily seen in young adults and is not seen to be attributed to any particular cause, but may be due to endocrine hormone imbalances or inappropriate contraction of tiny blood vessel wall muscles.

Endocrine and kidney causes

The endocrine system is composed of a collection of glands that secrete hormones directly into the circulatory system. These hormones are able to target distant organs, helping to regulate physiology and behavior. The thyroid gland is one of these endocrine structures and it can produce abnormal levels of hormones that lead to elevations of diastolic blood pressure. Problems with the kidney, such as renal failure, are also a common reason for blood pressure increases.

Obstructive sleep apnea

A condition characterized by repeated episodes of breathing cessation during a single night. It is believed that because most sleep apnea patients are obese, this also translates to increased blood pressure, but some studies have shown that high blood pressure in these patients can occur regardless of obesity.

Obesity

Carrying extra fat on the body acts as a surface area on the body that your heart has to pump blood extra hard for it to fully reach it. leading to increases in blood pressure. Additionally, extra fat in the form of cholesterol can become deposited along the walls of the arteries causing them to become narrower.

Poor diets

Consuming foods high in fat and salt can lead to increases in blood pressure and even damage blood vessels.

Smoking and alcohol

The nicotine found in cigarette smoke is known to be able to constrict blood vessels, increasing heart rate, and decreasing the levels of oxygen to the heart. The consumption of alcohol can indirectly lead to high blood pressure as they are often high in calories which can lead to weight gain.

Sedentary lifestyles

Not exercising the body on a regular basis can lead to a number of illnesses related to weight gain and increased cholesterol levels.

Age and gender

Getting older is considered one of the most common contributing factors for the development of high blood pressure for both men and women. However, men over the age of 45 are considered to have a high risk of developing high blood pressure related problems. Women in comparison average about 55 years old before they begin to have health-related issues related to high blood pressure.

Race and ethnicity

African Americans are considered to have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure compared to Caucasians and other ethnicities. It is estimated that about 40 percent of African American men and women have high blood pressure.

Complications of high diastolic blood pressure

While much emphasis is placed on reducing systolic blood pressure values, elevations in diastolic blood pressure is still a significant predictor of life-threatening consequences. A previous study evaluating the medical records of over a million people reported that while elevations in systolic blood pressure were indeed linked to a higher risk of heart disease-related chest pain as well as strokes, high diastolic blood pressure was liked to a great risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, a condition where the main artery found the abdominal cavity leaks or bursts creating a life threating situation. Additionally, other studies found that a link between increases in diastolic blood pressure and cognitive decline.

Isolated diastolic hypertension can possibly lead to possible progression of systolic hypertension, of which is a predictor of diabetes, stroke, and heart failure.

What are the symptoms of high diastolic blood pressure?

High blood pressure is generally considered a silent disease as it is notorious for not producing many, if any, appreciable symptoms. This is the reason why most medical professionals consider having high blood pressure an asymptomatic disease, having no symptoms.

However, secondary causes of high blood pressure (attributed to an underlying condition) may present with additional presentable symptoms in addition to increases in blood pressure. Hypothyroidism, for example, is characterized by an underactive thyroid gland leading to a decrease in the production of thyroid hormone, and can present with weight gain, intolerance to cold, and feelings of tiredness, in addition to elevations in diastolic blood pressure.

Primary hypertension cases do not have any presenting symptom but instead can lead to long-term health consequences if not treated early in the course of the disease. This is why taking blood pressure measurement on a regular basis is vitally important, as it is the only reliable method for identifying the condition.

It is also important to mention to having blood pressure reach very dangerous levels (>180/>120) can lead to the presentation of symptoms that should prompt immediate medical intervention. These symptoms include:

Treatment for diastolic hypertension

For the most part, treating high diastolic blood pressure will follow similar treatment methods used for treating high systolic blood pressure. These methods include:

Lifestyle changes

  • Quit smoking
  • Eat a healthy diet consisting of fresh vegetables, fruits, and foods low in fat and salt content
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Drink alcohol in moderation

Medication

  • Diuretics
  • Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitors
  • Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers
  • Beta Blockers
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Renin Inhibitors

Diet for high diastolic blood pressure

A high diastolic blood pressure treatment in natural terms means adhering to a heart-healthy diet. The following list covers off some of the healthy diet suggestions for treating diastolic hypertension.

Healthy whole foods

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and low-fat dairy, as well as foods that are high in potassium naturally can help boost your heart health and lower diastolic blood pressure. Cutting back on foods that are processed and are high in sugar and fat is highly recommended.

Reduce sodium

Consuming too much sodium leads to water retention and forces the heart and arteries to work hard to pump blood. You should not consume more than 1,500 mg of sodium each day. Also, sea salt can contain man-made additives that are bad for your health. To put things in perspective, just one teaspoon of salt contains 2,300 mg of sodium. Research suggests that the average person has 3,400 mg of sodium daily, more than twice the recommended amount.

Less alcohol

While moderate alcohol consumption may improve health, having more than one or two alcoholic beverages per day can increase blood pressure and cause other adverse health effects.

Reduce caffeine

It is believed that caffeine blocks the hormone that is responsible for keeping our arteries open, so reducing caffeine consumption makes sense. Coffee, energy drinks, and sodas have caffeine in them, but you can switch to natural teas that are caffeine free.

Less red meat

Consuming red meats on a regular basis can increase diastolic blood pressure and increase the risk of developing heart disease. The high-fat content in red meat raises cholesterol and blood pressure. You can switch to eating chicken, turkey, and fish.

Increase omega-3 fatty acids

Foods that have omega-3 fatty acids can improve heart health and lower blood pressure to reduce the risk of heart disease. Salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, tilapia, and walnuts are all rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Papaya

Research suggests that one fresh papaya on an empty stomach each day for a month can lower diastolic pressure. If you plan to try this, don’t eat anything after you consume the papaya for at least two hours.

Onion juice

Taking two teaspoons of half onion juice and half honey each day for one to two weeks may lower your diastolic blood pressure naturally.

Watermelon

This juicy fruit contains an organic compound called citrulline that, once consumed, converts to an amino acid that leads to the production of nitric oxide. This nitric oxide helps widen blood vessels, which can lower blood pressure. Eating fresh watermelon first thing in the morning is best.

Ionized water

Drinking an eight- to twelve-ounce glass of ionized water each day has been known to lower diastolic blood pressure in some individuals.

Garlic and garlic milk

Considered one of the most effective natural remedies for diastolic hypertension. It is good for thrombosis, hardening of the arteries, and high blood cholesterol. Using fresh garlic is best. You can also make garlic milk by heating half a liter of water and milk and boil 10 garlic cloves in it. When it cools off, you can add some honey to it before drinking.

Cayenne pepper

Add one teaspoon of cayenne pepper to a half of a cup of lukewarm water and drink it.

Lemon and honey water

This has been used as a medicinal remedy for years when it comes to the common cold, but it can also be consumed for blood pressure. Squeeze half a lemon in about 100 grams of water and then add one teaspoon of raw honey. Drink it every two hours.

Fenugreek seeds

You can take one teaspoonful of fenugreek seeds both morning and evening with an empty stomach for 10–15 days with water. If fenugreek seeds sound familiar, that is because they are a common ingredient in dishes from South Asia.

Coconut water

The water from coconut contains potassium and magnesium, which can regulate muscle function, including the heart. Studies on hypertension and coconut water are ongoing; however, anecdotally, there are people who report it helps lower their blood pressure.

Lifestyle changes to lower diastolic hypertension

Lowering high diastolic blood pressure in a more natural way isn’t just about what you eat and drink. The following list includes other lifestyle changes you can adopt if you want to avoid high blood pressure.

Exercise

Physical activity can strengthen the heart muscles, improve blood flow, and allow the heart to pump with less effort. Walking, running, cycling, dancing, or swimming are activities that you can add to your daily routine. Exercising for at least 30 minutes each day of the week is recommended. Keep in mind that the type of exercise does usually dictate how much time you will need. Also, you should check with a doctor before going ahead with an exercise routine.

Lose excess weight

People with thick waistlines and a high body mass index (BMI) often have high diastolic blood pressure readings. This is because their hearts have to work harder to pump blood through the entire body. Exercising and eating healthy can help a person shed those pounds. As a general rule, a male should have a waist measurement less than 40 inches and a female’s waist should be less than 35.

Stop smoking

Cigarettes contain nicotine and nicotine narrows arteries, hardens artery walls, as well as increases your risk of blood clots, heart disease, and stroke. If you are a smoker, stop smoking as soon as possible. Discuss effective smoking cessation methods with your doctors. It can be hard to quit but not impossible.

Reduce and manage stress

The body releases chemicals and hormones that can narrow the blood vessels temporarily when we are under stress. Stress also gets our heart beating faster. Long-term stress is thought to increase the risk of getting heart problems, such as stroke and heart attacks. Taking time to relax and practice stress-reducing exercises can be very helpful.

Check cholesterol

Regardless of your weight or size, you should check your cholesterol on a regular basis. High cholesterol can increase blood pressure. Some people make a point to get screened each time they visit their doctor. This is a good idea, especially if you are over the age of 40.

If you experience blurred vision, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or weakness, these could be signs of a blood pressure problem. It is very important to know that in the majority of cases, people with high blood pressure do not have symptoms, which is why it has been referred to as “the silent killer. ” People usually don’t know they have high blood pressure until it is measured. This is why taking your blood pressure is a common practice at just about any physician visit.

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Normal Blood Pressure By Age – Forbes Health

There are five blood pressure stages: normal and four specific stages of hypertension, which range from very treatable to urgent.

Normal

People with a blood pressure range of 90 to 120 systolic and 60 to 80 diastolic have normal blood pressure, says Dr. Wong. A systolic reading below 90 signifies low blood pressure.

Elevated

A blood pressure reading of 120 to 129 systolic and less than 80 diastolic signifies elevated blood pressure and, thus, a higher probability of developing hypertension.

“As blood pressure elevates, there is increased workload on the heart and arteries,” says Dr. Desai. “This results in [the] thickening of the heart muscle (hypertrophy), which can lead to heart failure. It also results in [the] micro-tearing of the artery wall, leading to cholesterol deposition (atherosclerosis). This leads to [the] narrowing of the vessel and further elevation of blood pressure.”

Hypertension Stage I

Hypertension Stage I is defined by a systolic reading of 130 to 139 and a diastolic reading of 80 to 89.

Dr. Wong says while doctors initially treat this stage of hypertension by suggesting a healthier lifestyle—eating more vegetables and whole grains, using less salt, increasing physical activity and controlling stress—medications may be needed if blood pressure falls in this range on multiple readings over a period of time in people with other cardiovascular risk factors.

Dr. Wong adds that, per 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines, adults with Hypertension Stage I should consider medication after three to six months of nonpharmacologic therapy. There’s also a risk of atherosclerosis—thickening or hardening of the arteries caused by a buildup of plaque in the inner lining of an artery—if it isn’t treated. Risk factors for atherosclerosis may include high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, obesity, physical activity and eating saturated fats.

Hypertension Stage II

Hypertension Stage II is marked by a systolic reading of at least 140 and diastolic reading of at least 90. It’s generally treated with a mix of medications and a healthy lifestyle prescription, says Dr. Wong. Still, this stage of hypertension is more serious than the former and should be watched carefully.

Hypertensive Crisis

A hypertensive crisis is an emergency situation and occurs when the systolic blood pressure reading exceeds 180 and the diastolic reading exceeds 120. “Immediate organ damage can occur and emergency treatment should be sought if there are symptoms of stroke, headache, visual changes, dizziness, chest pain or shortness of breath,” says Dr. Wong.

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High blood pressure is a common symptom that people often face, regardless of age. Some do not feel it at all, so they live with impending danger for years. Some, on the contrary, attach importance to even slightly shaken values ​​that are situational, temporary and do not require special measures.

In this article, we will tell you about what the “upper” and “lower” pressure is, how to recognize dangerous bells and what to do about it.

Blood pressure

Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure that blood exerts on the walls of blood vessels. This is one of the vital signs of health. It is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and interpreted on the basis of two values:

  • systolic pressure (“high”): the pressure of your blood when your heart contracts and pushes blood into the arteries;

  • indicator of diastolic pressure (“lower”) – blood pressure at the moment of relaxation of the heart muscle between two contractions.

It is customary to consider the ratio of these indicators in the context of a norm, pathology or temporary violation.

The blood pressure level is different for each age and gender. But the general guideline for assessing blood pressure is considered to be the scale of the World Health Organization.

Disturbances in the work of the circulatory system, and with it cardiac activity with arterial pressure, can occur in a person, regardless of gender and age.However, it should be understood in which case high blood pressure is associated with the development of the disease, and in which jumps in blood pressure occur situationally (emotional shock, alcohol and tobacco use, nervous tension, active physical activity).

In a healthy person, an increase in normal values ​​by 10–15 mm Hg is permissible with age. If an age-related increase in pressure was indicated by a sharp jump, frequent bouts of hypertension, then this is not due to age, but often to the development of a disease of the cardiovascular system.It is dangerous to ignore such symptoms and wait until the age-related stabilization of blood pressure occurs.

Causes of increased pressure

Depending on which of the two pressure indicators is increased (upper or lower), it is customary to consider the picture of the state of health.

Common causes of high blood pressure include:

  • stay in a state of prolonged, chronic stress and nervous tension;

  • short-term bursts of emotional or mental activity, since adrenaline (stress hormone) speeds up the work of the heart, affecting the tone of the blood vessels;

  • high concentration of sodium and calcium in the blood, at which there is a frequent spasm of smooth muscles, from which the entire vascular system is “woven”.

  • high cholesterol, the formation and accumulation of atherosclerotic plaques on the walls of blood vessels, which over time leads to a narrowing of the vascular lumen, due to which blood flow is disturbed. In this case, the heart is forced to work with effort to move the blood through the vessels, which causes the development of chronic hypertension.

  • regular use of alcohol, tobacco, smoking mixtures, psychotropic substances.Under the influence of the chemical composition of which fluctuations in vascular tone occur, the work of the kidneys and other body systems is disrupted.

  • course or frequent use of medications: oral contraceptives, appetite suppressants, glucocorticoids.

  • diabetes mellitus, kidney and liver diseases, thyroid diseases

  • overweight and inactive lifestyle, asthenia

  • blood clots and dehydration, which make it difficult for the cardiovascular system to pump blood

  • violation of the diet, the use of mineral salts, smoked spicy foods on a regular basis

  • diseases of the spine, in which there is a pinching of the nerve roots, an increase in muscle tone, which lead to a violation of the blood supply to the vessels.

  • heredity

However, looking at the indicators of the measuring instruments, one should distinguish high upper pressure from high lower pressure. Because the risks of health complications and the selection of therapy depend on this.

High top pressure

With an increase in the upper (systal) pressure, aching headaches appear, with pulsation arising.There may be pressure on the eyeballs, a feeling of swelling of the face.

The signs of high upper pressure are similar to intracranial pressure. Which develops as a result of impaired circulation of cerebrospinal fluid.

  1. if the upper pressure is increased, there may be an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), aching chest pains. Some, if they have these symptoms, may panic and attribute their appearance to heart problems.

  2. with an increase in the upper pressure indicator up to 150 mm Hg. Art. an adult may develop a hypertensive crisis, due to which pathological changes occur in the coronary arteries and heart muscles.

  3. angina pectoris develops, the left ventricle increases and cardiac output decreases, therefore heart failure develops, and with it there are risks of myocardial infarction.

High lower pressure

Lower pressure means the pressure in the vessels during the maximum relaxation of the heart, before a new contraction. An increase in this indicator means that fluid is poorly excreted from the body. Lower pressure is also called “renal”. The kidneys, passing blood through themselves, act as a filter, regulate the body’s water-salt balance and remove toxins from the blood along with urine. If the indicator of the lower pressure fails, then the violations should be started to look for in the kidneys, which for some reason cannot cope with their work.

Symptoms of high blood pressure

There are no specific symptoms typical for hypertension. Therefore, sometimes, seemingly, for no apparent reason and alarm bells, strokes and heart attacks occur even in young people. And those symptoms that may indicate high blood pressure are ignored.

Among the common ones:

  • headache in the temporal or occipital part of the head

  • dizziness

  • weakness and tremors

  • nausea

  • dyspnea

  • deterioration of vision, flashing “flies” in front of the eyes

  • tachycardia

  • edema (in case of an increase in the lower pressure)

How to reduce high blood pressure at home

High blood pressure is a very serious symptom.Therefore, any therapy should be prescribed strictly under the supervision and on the recommendation of a specialist!

However, the duty drugs for pressure should be in the home first aid kit, especially if there are real prerequisites.

  • If the increase in pressure is situational and caused by an emotional or nervous shock. First of all, you should balance your breathing, find ways to calm down and relax as much as possible. From medicines you can use: sedatives of herbal origin, for example: novo-passit, persen, valerian tab, motherwort extract tab, and others.
  • To reduce pressure as part of complex therapy or as an independent remedy, diuretics can be used: Their selection and appointment, as well as the choice of dosage, is carried out by the doctor.
  • If hypertension is an established chronic disease and another attack has occurred, it is important to take as soon as possible: Emergency drug Captopril 25mg under the tongue 0.5-1 tab, and consult a doctor as soon as possible.

High pressure prevention

Prevention of high blood pressure is an important measure to prevent dangerous conditions and negative health consequences.Careful attention to your body will help protect it from dangerous diseases of the cardiovascular system. Considering that any disease can be burdened by unfavorable heredity, it is important to approach the issue of prevention of systemic diseases with particular care.

Primary prevention of high pressure

Primary prevention of hypertension implies preventive measures against blood pressure disorders, in principle, the exclusion of potential risk factors from the lifestyle: bad habits, excessive physical activity, uncontrolled regimen and diet.

Secondary prevention of high pressure

Secondary prevention means control of an already existing disease and strengthening the remission stage of hypertension, exclusion of risk factors for the development of coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. In addition to measures to correct lifestyle, it also includes medicinal, vitamin health support, and physiotherapy. Due to the great possibilities of modern production of medical equipment, physiotherapy can be carried out at home.

An important role in the prevention of high blood pressure is played by such a thing as psychohygiene. Which implies a decrease in psychological and emotional tension, minimization of stressful situations and the ability to correctly respond to them.

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High blood pressure: the main cause of stroke

Hypertension is the world’s # 1 killer.

The danger of high blood pressure is that this disease affects the arteries of various organs and the brain. High blood pressure is one of the main causes of acute cerebrovascular accident (both ischemic and hemorrhagic).

What do your blood pressure readings mean?

Understanding your blood pressure readings is the key to keeping it under control and taking timely action to reduce it.

  • The upper reading ( systolic blood pressure ) shows how much pressure your blood puts on the walls of the arteries when your heart beats.
  • Lower reading ( diastolic blood pressure ) – shows the pressure of blood on the walls of the artery during the rest of the heart between beats.

Blood pressure categories

The following blood pressure (BP) ranges exist:

  1. Optimal – indicators less than 120/90 mm Hg.Art.
  2. Normal – when the reading is in the range from 120 to 129 systolic and / or from 80 to 84 mmHg. diastolic pressure.
  3. High normal – reading range 130 to 139 systolic and / or 85 to 89 mmHg diastolic. At this stage, it is important to take steps to control your condition in order to prevent hypertension.
  4. Hypertension 1 degree – pressure within 140-159 / 90-99 mm Hg.Art.
  5. Hypertension 2 degrees – BP is in the range of 160-179 / 100-109 mm Hg. Art. and higher.
  6. Hypertensive crisis is a stage when blood pressure readings suddenly exceed 180/110 mm Hg. Seek immediate medical attention.

Why is hypertension called the “silent killer”?

Hypertension is also called the “silent killer”, because it is often asymptomatic.People with high blood pressure may not experience headache, dizziness, or even suspect that they have high blood pressure for a long time. Therefore, the treatment of the disease (taking antihypertensive drugs) is delayed indefinitely. But at this time, an insidious disease continues to damage the walls of the arteries of the brain, and at any time it can cause a stroke.

At what pressure does a stroke occur?

Damage to the arterial walls occurs not only when you have high absolute values ​​of blood pressure, but also in the case of high diastolic pressure, systolic variability, and even at moments of pressure drop.

A cerebral stroke can happen at any pressure. It does not depend on numbers, but on the duration of the disease.

High pressure for too long damages blood vessels, bad cholesterol begins to accumulate along the walls of the arteries. This increases the load on the entire circulatory system and reduces its efficiency. Weakened arteries in the brain burst or become clogged, resulting in a stroke.

Recent studies have shown that the risk of death from coronary heart disease and stroke doubles with each systolic increase of 20 mmHg.Art. or a diastolic increase of 10 mm Hg. Art. among people aged 40 to 89 years.

In case of hypertension, mainly small arteries are affected, which supply the deep parts of the cerebral hemispheres. Therefore, high blood pressure leads most often to lacunar ischemic stroke. It is also the cause of vascular encephalopathy.

Its development is associated with atherosclerosis of the arteries of the brain, with a diameter of 150-200 microns. Encephalopathy is manifested by impaired memory, slow gait, fuzzy speech, and difficulty urinating.Symptoms increase and occur most often after a lacunar stroke.

In 80-85% of cases of hemorrhagic stroke, the cause is high blood pressure.

Intracerebral hemorrhage develops suddenly as a result of spasm or paralysis of cerebral arteries.

In a hypertensive crisis, the arteries expand sharply, and under pressure the blood fills the capillaries and veins.

It is important, at very high blood pressure, not to take medications that sharply lower blood pressure.Most often, a stroke occurs precisely at the time of a sharp decrease in pressure.

How to prevent high blood pressure stroke?

Constant monitoring of blood pressure is required. With an increase in pressure of more than 130/85 mm Hg. you should consult a doctor. He will recommend a corrective diet, antihypertensive medications, and medications to improve blood circulation and brain nutrition.

The effectiveness of drugs that normalize blood circulation has long been proven.But when taking them, it is important to exclude such negative factors: smoking, alcohol, food rich in cholesterol, as well as excessive mental stress.

So, the necessary measures to normalize the pressure include :

  • Continuous blood pressure monitoring;
  • Eating a balanced, low-salt diet;
  • Restriction of alcohol;
  • Regular physical activity;
  • Maintaining a healthy weight;
  • Smoking cessation;
  • Continuous intake of medications prescribed by a doctor.

Timely detection, control and treatment of high blood pressure is the key to preventing stroke and cerebral infarction.

High blood pressure

What you need to know about hypertension?

High blood pressure (BP), or arterial hypertension, is a chronic disease in which

There is a stable increase in blood pressure of more than 140 \ 90 mm Hg.Art. If high blood pressure is left untreated, it can lead to hardening and narrowing of blood vessels, which is likely to cause heart attacks and strokes.

The diagnosis of “arterial hypertension” is established after repeated detection of an increase in blood pressure in a person (more than 140 \ 90 mm Hg with successive measurements in different settings).

High blood pressure – risk factor

Arterial hypertension is dangerous with complications that can threaten life, disrupt the ability to work and radically change the usual way of life.A persistent increase in blood pressure leads to damage to organs: heart, brain, kidneys, eyes. Arterial hypertension contributes to the progression of atherosclerotic lesions of large vessels and is the main cause of the development of strokes, heart attacks, blindness and heart failure.

With the simultaneous combination of a person with high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, overweight and high cholesterol, the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases or complications increases 4 times compared with those who have only one of these diseases.

With regular monitoring of blood pressure, the risk of complications can be reduced by one third.

Symptoms of high blood pressure

Moderately elevated blood pressure usually does not manifest itself in any way. You may not see or feel him, which is why he is sometimes called the “silent killer.” In other cases, you may experience discomfort: headache, increased fatigue, poor sleep, dizziness or blurred vision. The only way to know if your blood pressure is high is to measure it regularly.It’s very important to do it right! Your general practitioner can tell you about the rules for measuring blood pressure. If you notice a regular increase in blood pressure, be sure to consult a doctor for the selection of antihypertensive therapy. The earlier treatment is started, the lower the risk of serious complications.

The value of blood pressure indicators

There are two indicators of blood pressure, which are expressed in two numerical values, for example 120 \ 80, or “120 to 80”, meaning the pressure exerted on the walls of blood vessels in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).Art). The first number – systolic blood pressure – shows the pressure at the time of maximum contraction of the heart. The second number – diastolic blood pressure – means pressure on the walls of blood vessels during maximum relaxation of the heart.

For a healthy adult, the optimal blood pressure is considered to be 120/80 mm Hg. Art.

Increased pressure (high normal pressure) is considered to be blood pressure in the range of 130-139 \ 85-89 mm tr.st.

Arterial hypertension is considered to be blood pressure from 140/90 and above. If you have diabetes mellitus, you need to maintain the following blood pressure level to prevent its late complications:

Desired level: less than or 130/80 mm Hg.Art.

Permissible level: less than 140/90 mm Hg. Art.

How to maintain blood pressure within normal limits

If, with regular measurements, you note a blood pressure level of 140/90, a healthy lifestyle will help maintain normal blood pressure. Research confirms that it is possible to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke if some changes are made .

* A healthy diet low in fat. For a balanced diet, it is necessary to include in the diet a variety of vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy products (2.5% fat). Every week you should eat 10 servings of vegetables and fruits, foods rich in fiber and 2-3 servings of fish (preferably herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines). Preferably lean meat, try to eat more poultry. Reduce your intake of sugar-rich foods such as muffins, candies, and other sweets (such as soda) that contribute to obesity and diabetes.It is better to exclude fried foods from the diet.

* Maintaining optimal body weight. Many people with high blood pressure are also overweight. Therefore, it is necessary to reduce – weight loss by 1 kg reduces blood pressure by 1-2 mm Hg. Art.

* Maximum physical activity. Lack of physical activity not only contributes to excess weight, but also increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. Exercise at least 30 minutes 5 times a week.

* Moderate alcohol consumption. Women should not consume more than one serving of alcohol (350 ml beer or 150 ml wine or 45 ml spirits) per day. Men should not consume more than two drinks per day.

* Restriction of salt and sodium intake. This means reducing the consumption of table salt to 3 g per day (3 g is about 1 level teaspoon), as well as avoiding food rich in sodium.

Try using herbs and spices to add flavor and aroma to food.You can also use special types of salt: salt without sodium, salt with potassium (in this case, you should consult your doctor, especially when taking medications that lower blood pressure).

Watch your salt intake!

Only a small amount of the salt you consume is the salt that you used in cooking and at the table.

Most of the salt is hidden in ready-made meals such as canned soups, soy sauce, cheese, salad dressing, ketchup, meats (cold cuts, bacon and sausage).Even breads, breakfast cereals, and peanut butter can be high in salt. To find out the salt and sodium content of finished products, read the labels on the packages.

* Increased potassium intake. Potassium dilates blood vessels, and when blood vessels dilate, blood pressure decreases. Some vegetables and fruits (especially bananas) are rich in potassium. Please consult your healthcare professional and dietitian.

* Smoking cessation. Smoking increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, causing vasoconstriction (spasm), a decrease in the content of such an important trace element for the normal functioning of the cardiovascular system as magnesium.Therefore, it is imperative to quit smoking.

* Ability to deal with stress can also be beneficial. Relaxation for short periods during the work day, at night and on weekends helps to lower blood pressure and prevents it from rising. Walking briskly, walking in nature is one of the best ways to relieve stress.

Drugs for lowering blood pressure

If you are unable to lower your blood pressure through lifestyle changes, your doctor may prescribe medication to lower your blood pressure.Therapy for arterial hypertension is selected by the doctor individually for everyone. Your doctor will prescribe the most appropriate therapy for you.

Preparations should be taken daily, preferably at the same time

Many people need 2-3 medications to lower their blood pressure. Each person’s response to them is different, so you may need to select blood pressure lowering medications to find the most appropriate combination of medications.

Do not stop taking medications to lower blood pressure!

Arterial hypertension should be treated constantly, taking medications prescribed by a doctor.It is unacceptable to stop taking or change the dosage of the drugs recommended to you without consulting your doctor. Normalization of blood pressure during treatment is not a reason for drug withdrawal. This can lead to an exacerbation of the disease – some drugs (if you stop taking them) can cause a “withdrawal syndrome” – a significant increase in blood pressure and deterioration of health, while others, when they interact, can sharply reduce it.

Blood pressure lowering drugs are most effective when combined with lifestyle changes – regular exercise, healthy eating, weight loss.

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The ailment we are talking about has many faces. High pressure and everything connected with it is the topic of our conversation today.

What is insidiously high pressure? Can you trust the tonometer? These and other questions are answered by a therapist, cardiologist of LLC “Clinic Expert Voronezh” Angelina Anatolyevna Kalinina.

– Angelina Anatolyevna, there are many disputes around high pressure. Russian and Western doctors give different numbers. Let’s first define what we mean by high pressure? High is how much by how much?

Speaking about blood pressure, we use the concept of the so-called “upper” (more correctly – systolic) and “lower” (diastolic) pressure. High blood pressure is a situation where the systolic pressure is 140 mm.Hg and above, and diastolic – 90 mm Hg. and higher.

Also, classification distinguishes such gradations of blood pressure as optimal (systolic less than 120 mm Hg, diastolic – less than 80 mm Hg, for the lower limit of systolic blood pressure, approximately 110-115 mm Hg are taken, diastolic – 70-75 mm Hg), normal (systolic – 120-129 mm Hg, diastolic – 80-84 mm Hg), high normal (systolic – 130-139 mm Hg. Hg, diastolic – 85-89 mm.Hg).

– It is known that children have their own pressure standards for each age stage. And in adults, does the pressure change with age?

Today, the opinions of doctors on this matter differ. The latest clinical guidelines say the following: if the systolic pressure in elderly and senile people is 140-150 mm Hg. in case of satisfactory health, it is not necessary to strive for an unconditional decrease in it below 140 mm.Hg However, the diastolic pressure should also not exceed 90 mm Hg.

– They say that the tonometer can be wrong. This is true?

This can often be heard, in particular, about electronic blood pressure monitors. In fact, this is not the case. If the device is working properly, it shows the correct blood pressure numbers. Another point is that these devices are possibly more sensitive to conditions, the rules for measuring blood pressure. For example, the position of the patient, his arms, legs, matters.

Ideally, half an hour before taking the indicators, a person should not eat, worry, exercise, or smoke.

If in doubt, it is recommended to measure the pressure three times at 2-3 minute intervals, and take the average values ​​for the upper and lower pressure.

– The tonometer is not always at hand. Therefore, it is important to know – what symptoms indicate high blood pressure?

The question is very relevant already because high blood pressure is not always accompanied by any signs.

Those who make complaints report such manifestations as headache, dizziness, nausea; “Flashing flies” before the eyes; blurred vision; feeling of heat, “high tide”, sometimes – chills; discomfort in the chest area; a feeling of fear, anxiety, anxiety; urge to urinate. These are the most common symptoms.

– What are the reasons for the increase in blood pressure in an adult?

This is a complex and, unfortunately, not fully researched question.There are whole groups of diseases from the cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous systems, kidneys, in which there is an increase in blood pressure. With these pathologies, the cause and mechanism of its increase are well understood. Arterial hypertension that occurs within any of these ailments is called symptomatic arterial hypertension.

Certain medications can also increase blood pressure.

Speaking about all of us well-known hypertension (or, in other words, essential arterial hypertension), it is difficult to judge unequivocally about the reasons, since it is based on a whole complex of pathophysiological shifts, the research of which continues to this day.If we talk about the factors contributing to the development of this type of hypertension, then two groups can be distinguished. External factors include the characteristics of a person’s lifestyle, nutrition, the presence of bad habits, overweight or obesity, the level of physical activity and stress. Intrinsic factors include, for example, genetic predisposition. The combination of these factors leads to the development of hypertension.

– Angelina Anatolyevna, is high blood pressure always a sign of some kind of illness or can it be an accidental episode?

No, hypertension does not always indicate the presence of any pathology.In the ICD, there is even such a concept as “increased blood pressure without hypertension.” For example, it can rise in response to exercise and stress. However, it is recommended to take into account the range of such an increase: after certain numbers, it is necessary to be observed by a doctor in order to prevent the development of hypertension in the future.

– And if the pressure jumps – then high, then low, what could be the reasons for this condition?

Such a manifestation is relatively common in young people, with increased anxiety, significant psychoemotional stress.It is based on a disturbance in the work of the autonomic nervous system, adaptation mechanisms with a defect in the neurohumoral regulation of the cardiovascular system.

– What actions at home can be taken urgently if a person has increased blood pressure?

The volume of high-pressure first aid should be determined by a doctor (including ambulance teams, if necessary). Firstly, there may not be any drugs to reduce pressure at hand, and secondly, you need to understand exactly what funds are required in this particular case, and how to enter them.Only a doctor can competently answer these questions. In extreme cases, until the doctors arrive, and the increase in pressure is accompanied by a feeling of fear, anxiety, anxiety, then if you have valocordin or corvalol at home, you can take some of these drugs (of course, if they are tolerated).

It is necessary to calm the person down, it is better to give him a horizontal position. You can apply a cool towel to your face, forehead.

If we are talking about a patient who is already taking drugs to reduce blood pressure, you can take the usual drug in the dosage recommended in such situations by the attending physician.

– Which doctor should I go to with the problem of high blood pressure and what diagnostics should I go through?

Therapists and general practitioners treat hypertensive disease all over the world. In addition to them, we have cardiologists who are also dealing with this ailment.

In terms of examination, a distinction is made between routine, additional and advanced methods.

The first group includes a general blood test, a general analysis of urine, albumin in urine, measurement of fasting blood glucose, total cholesterol, low and high density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, creatinine with determination of the glomerular filtration rate, potassium and sodium in serum, uric acid in serum, ECG in 12 leads.Additional methods may include ultrasound of the heart and blood vessels, abdominal organs, kidneys, echocardiography, 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, Holter monitoring and some others.

– Does high blood pressure respond well to therapy? Is this problem curable?

If we are talking about essential arterial hypertension (hypertension), then there is no cure in the understanding of “treated with a course and recovered” today. This disease requires continuous lifelong treatment.

But the level of development of modern medicine is already such that this pathology lends itself well to correction. The answer to the question of how to reduce high blood pressure and keep it under control lies in the correct selection of drugs and strict adherence to all the recommendations of the attending physician.

– What preventive measures are needed to keep your blood pressure under control?

It is necessary to maintain a normal body weight, get rid of bad habits (smoking, alcohol consumption), ensure regular adequate physical activity, eat right with limited consumption of table salt.

If a person already suffers from high blood pressure, then prevention includes proper self-control, keeping a blood pressure diary, regular intake of prescribed medications, observation by the attending physician.

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For information:

Angelina A. Kalinina

Graduate of the Voronezh State Medical Academy named after V.I.Burdenko 2007.

In 2008 she graduated from an internship in the specialty “Therapy”.

In 2010, she underwent professional retraining in the specialty “General medical practice (family medicine)”, in 2017 – in the specialty “Cardiology”.

Since 2015 he has been working as a general practitioner at Clinic Expert Voronezh LLC.

Cat pressure measurement or tonometry (PetMAP Graphic device)

How to measure blood pressure in a cat?

Measuring blood pressure in a cat or tonometry procedure is an important diagnostic step.In the city of Serpukhov, this procedure can be carried out in the “In the world with animals” veterinary center.

The normal blood pressure range for a healthy cat is 80 to 140 mmHg. for systolic pressure and 55 to 75 mm Hg. for diastolic pressure. Although cats can live with high blood pressure for a long period of time, low blood pressure is an indicator of a health crisis. If you think your cat is suffering from symptoms of high or low blood pressure, contact your veterinarian for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Tonometry is carried out by a special veterinary device for measuring blood pressure in cats – a high-resolution Oscilometer PetMAP Graphic.

Symptoms and clinical signs of arterial hypotension in cats

Hypotension or low blood pressure in cats can be caused by a variety of conditions or diseases, including low cardiac output, liver failure, exposure to certain medications, especially anesthetics, sedatives, antidepressants and tranquilizers.Low blood pressure in cats can also complicate diarrhea, vomiting, or occur with trauma or bleeding. Cats with low blood pressure often have pulse irregularities. The pulse wave can be small, soft. The pulse may also be too fast or too slow. Hypotensive cats tend to have pale mucous membranes and the refill time of capillaries will be slow. Your cat may stop urinating, and the ears and limbs may feel cold to the touch, indicating hypothermia.

Symptoms and clinical signs of arterial hypertension in cats

High blood pressure usually occurs in cats over 4 years of age. Occasionally, hypertension can occur in younger cats. This condition can affect most of your cat’s major body systems, including the nervous system, as well as the heart, eyes, and kidneys. Although the cause of primary hypertension is unknown, it may be related to the genetic code of the target cat.The prevalence of hypertension is about 80 percent in older cats and can be caused by kidney failure, hormonal fluctuations, in particular with elevated thyroid hormone levels. Symptoms of hypertension are nonspecific and include seizures, fainting, disorientation, nosebleeds and blood in the urine, dilated pupils, and weakness on one side of the cat’s body. Sometimes there is a decrease or increase (with hyperthyroidism) appetite and vomiting.High blood pressure can occur in obese cats or thin cats, especially those with hyperthyroidism and chronic kidney disease.

Methods for assessing the level of blood pressure in cats

Invasive pressure measurement in cats may result in pain, infection and hemorrhage and is not suitable for clinical practice. Indirect or non-invasive tonometry in cats is the gold standard for clinical diagnosis. The Doppler method is a non-invasive technique that involves the use of an ultrasound transducer placed over a large artery on a cat’s limb or tail.The blood pressure cuff next to the transducer is inflated until the blood vessel is compressed tightly enough to stop the Doppler sound from the pulse. Once the cuff deflates and the heart rate returns to normal, the veterinarian records the cat’s systolic blood pressure. It is not possible to measure diastolic blood pressure in cats with this method. The oscillometric method of measuring blood pressure in cats also involves the use of a cuff that detects pressure fluctuations due to impulses from an artery.The oscillometric method is quite accurate in determining the systolic and diastolic blood pressure in a cat.

Veterinarian visit for cat tonometry

If you suspect that your cat is suffering from hypertension or hypotension, visit your veterinarian. The initial cause of the disease will be determined first, and then the treatment regimen and therapy regimen can begin. Many medications, including diuretics and beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers, can be given to cats with hypertension.Cats with hypotension will receive an intravenous bolus of crystalloid solutions to restore blood volume, and in some cases, cardiotonic or vasotonic medications may be given. Once your cat is receiving adequate treatment, it is imperative to check the blood pressure once every three months. You should inform your veterinarian of any new symptoms or health problems.
Thus, blood pressure measurement in cats is an important step in the clinical evaluation and should be used as a follow-up step in any elderly or severely ill cat.


In the center of veterinary medicine “In the world with animals” in Serpukhov (Voroshilova st., 133/16), you can carry out the tonometry of cats. The cost of the procedure for measuring blood pressure of a cat with a modern tonometer (PetMAP Graphic) of high resolution is only 200 rubles.
Clinical appointments are conducted by a veterinary cardiologist-therapist, Doctor of Veterinary Sciences, Associate Professor Andrey Anatolyevich Rudenko.
You can make an appointment by the following phones:
+7 (4967) 75-34-53
+7 (916) 245-65-05.
The address of our veterinary clinic: Moscow region, Serpukhov, st. Voroshilov, 133/16.

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There should be a large gap between the systolic and diastolic arterial index, if there is a small difference between these indicators, this is a reason to immediately consult a doctor. Diastolic pressure is called lower, this medical term comes from the word – diastole, the decoding of which means cardiac relaxation following systole.At this time, blood flows freely through the arteries. In addition, the total blood volume in the circulatory system and the heart rate affect the lower pressure index. Large gap between systolic. Blood pressure is determined by two numbers: systolic (at the moment of the greatest tension of the heart and blood vessels, when blood is ejected) and diastolic (the period of relaxation of the organ between beats). There is a concept of the so-called pulse pressure. Which is calculated as the difference between the upper and lower levels (this is always a positive number).The norm is determined by age and gender, but, on average, is 40-50 mm Hg, no more. 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If a significant difference between systolic and diastolic pressure appears against the background of hunger, hypothermia, excessive physical exertion combined with insufficient nutrition or constant stress, this does not mean that pathology develops in the body.When the effect of these factors disappears, the indicators may well return to normal, and there will be no cause for concern. 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. Pulse pressure is the difference between systolic and diastolic, its increase is considered as an unfavorable prognostic sign of the development of cerebral and coronary blood flow disorders, especially in elderly patients.For correction of violations, examination and treatment by a specialist is necessary. The main phases of the cardiac cycle are systole and diastole. Systolic pressure is a floating value. For example, suppose you have normal blood pressure for your age at rest. If you are experiencing any kind of stress or minor physical activity, the heart starts to work harder. In this case, the systolic pressure rises, and the diastolic pressure should become lower. If, during mental and physical exertion, the systolic pressure rises, and the diastolic pressure remains at the same level or rises, then there are certain problems and it is worth consulting a doctor.Important: With hypertension, diastolic pressure during exercise first remains at the same level, and then begins to rise. Blood pressure indicators: which ones to take into account? When cardiovascular risks are higher: with isolated systolic or systolic-diastolic. Pulse pressure is the difference between upper and lower blood pressure. A variant of the norm is up to 55 mm Hg. Art. 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In a healthy person, the heart muscle at rest contracts 60 to 80 times per minute. With each contraction, the heart pumps another portion of blood into the arteries. The average age norms of blood pressure in men at a young age are slightly higher than in women, which is explained by the greater muscle mass. However, with age, the indicators for both sexes become approximately the same. The change in indicators with age can be presented in the form of the following table.Doctors recommend that blood pressure be measured regularly and monitored from the age of 30. high lower pressure treatment tablets . hypertension stage 1 military enlistment office. Reviews, instructions for use, composition and properties. Essential hypertension (hereinafter referred to as HD) is a chronic disease, the main manifestation of which is an increase in blood pressure, not associated with the identification of obvious causes leading to the development of secondary forms of hypertension (symptomatic hypertension). Primary hyperaldosteronism: muscle weakness, polyuria, polydipsia, constipation HYPERTONIC DISEASE – a widespread disease of poorly studied etiology, the main manifestations of a cut are: high blood pressure in frequent combination with regional, hl.arr. cerebral, vascular tone disorders; staging in the development of symptoms, a pronounced dependence of the course on the functional state of the nervous mechanisms of blood pressure regulation in the absence of a visible causal relationship of the disease. Primary (essential) arterial hypertension. Primary hypertension is caused by various genetic and environmental factors that disrupt the function of one or more systems involved in the regulation of blood pressure, which leads to the establishment of blood pressure at a higher level.A significant role in the development of hypertension is played by: the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), the autonomic nervous system, natriuretic. Arterial hypertension is: a syndrome of increased systolic blood pressure (SBP) more than 140 mm Hg. Art. and / or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) more than 90 mm Hg. Art., registered at least two medical examinations, at each of which blood pressure is measured at least twice. Etiological options: Primary (essential or idiopathic) hypertension or hypertensive. disease – GB.Secondary (symptomatic) hypertension. Secondary (symptomatic) hypertension. Essential hypertension is a stable increase in systolic pressure over 140 or diastolic pressure up to 90 mm Hg. Art. and higher. Arterial hypertension is manifested by throbbing headaches, nausea and flashing flies before the eyes. Diagnostics includes physical examination with threefold measurement of blood pressure, laboratory tests, instrumental methods (ECG, EchoCG, X-ray). Arterial hypertension Hypertension.Professor P. Baranov. Arterial hypertension (AH). AH is a persistent increase in blood pressure ≥140 / 90 mm Hg. Art., registered at least 2 medical examinations, where blood pressure is measured twice. AH is divided into 2 groups: hypertension and secondary AH.