Accelerated hypertension

What is Accelerated hypertension?

Hypertension (HTN or HT), also known as high blood pressure or arterial hypertension, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Blood pressure is expressed by two measurements, the systolic and diastolic pressures, which are the maximum and minimum pressures, respectively, in the arterial system. The systolic pressure occurs when the left ventricle is most contracted; the diastolic pressure occurs when the left ventricle is most relaxed prior to the next contraction. Normal blood pressure at rest is within the range of 100–140 mmHg systolic and 60–90 mmHg diastolic. Hypertension is present if the blood pressure is persistently at or above 140/90 millimeters mercury (mmHg) for most adults; different criteria apply to children.

Hypertension usually does not cause symptoms initially, but sustained hypertension over time is a major risk factor for hypertensive heart disease, coronary artery disease, stroke, aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease, and chronic kidney disease.

Hypertension is classified as either primary (essential) hypertension or secondary hypertension. About 90–95% of cases are categorized as primary hypertension, defined as high blood pressure with no obvious underlying cause. The remaining 5–10% of cases are categorized as secondary hypertension, defined as hypertension due to an identifiable cause, such as chronic kidney disease, narrowing of the aorta or kidney arteries, or an endocrine disorder such as excess aldosterone, cortisol, or catecholamines.

Dietary and lifestyle changes can improve blood pressure control and decrease the risk of health complications, although treatment with medication is still often necessary in people for whom lifestyle changes are not enough or not effective. The treatment of moderately high arterial blood pressure (defined as >160/100 mmHg) with medications is associated with an improved life expectancy. and other reviews finding benefit.

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my wife has a blood pressure of 228 over 98...her heartbeat is 81. she's had those eppesodes before and she would go to the emergency but after a...

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Recheck blood pressure...

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Blood pressure numbers of 228/98 is extremely high and can be categorized as...

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Dear Doc, I am 46 yrs old with accelerated hypertension with a BP of 180/ 109 constantly. I was prescribed Cilacar 5 mg twice daily, at this time...

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I read your question and I understand your concern. Those values are indeed high and should be lowered.
Cilacar is an effective treatment for high...

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My husband is 40yr old , he weight 172 , 5"7 hieght , he got a bp of 188/108 , what we should do right now ? he got some headache , too.

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Thanks for the query.

Your husband is currently suffering from accelerated hypertension. Please take him to the ER (Emergency Room)...

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