Hypertensive encephalopathy

What is Hypertensive encephalopathy?

Hypertensive encephalopathy is a neurological dysfunction induced by malignant hypertension. The term "hypertensive encephalopathy" was introduced to describe this type of encephalopathy by Oppenheimer and Fishberg in 1928. It describes cerebral conditions, typically reversible, caused by sudden and sustained severe elevation of blood pressure. Hypertensive encephalopathy occurs in eclampsia, acute nephritis and crises in essential hypertension. Symptoms of hypertensive encephalopathy include headache, restlessness, nausea, disturbances of consciousness, seizures, bleeding in the retina, and papilledema. Focal brain lesions may be associated with specific neurological symptoms. These neurological impairments may culminate in a coma. The condition is treated by drugs that decrease blood pressure.

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my frnd often had high bp which might shoots till 180/250 at times. he has ben taking med wilam 6amloz 5 covance d . depin 25...he often stays in...

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The pressure is very high - he may be having hypertensive Encephalopathy.
He needs to investigate for...

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hello I want to ask about condition of my father 55 years old he has high blood pressure for about one week with repeated vomiting we brought to...

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1. he needs admission as in-patient
2. High BP with vomiting, it is important to rule out raised intra-cranial hypertension; also, hypertensive...

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Hi , I am feeling dizzy for sometime in a day , I checked the Bp it is 143/80 , what might be the cause for this ? Recently I worked without having...

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