High Blood Pressure

Hi there.. Carmen here again... Do you know what your blood pressure is?????????? High.. Low.. or normal???
(Ages 18 Years and Older)

High Blood Pressure Symptoms

High blood pressure usually causes no symptoms and high blood pressure often is labeled "the silent killer." People who have high blood pressure typically don't know it until their blood pressure is measured.
Sometimes people with markedly elevated blood pressure may develop:
People often do not seek medical care until they have symptoms arising from the organ damage caused by chronic (ongoing, long-term) high blood pressure. The following types of organ damage are commonly seen in chronic high blood pressure:
  • Heart attack

  • Heart failure

  • Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)

  • Kidney failure

  • Eye damage with progressive vision loss

  • Peripheral arterial disease causing leg pain with walking (claudication)

  • Outpouchings of the aorta, called aneurysms
About 1% of people with high blood pressure do not seek medical care until the high blood pressure is very severe, a condition known as malignant hypertension.
  • In malignant hypertension, the diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) often exceeds 140 mm Hg.

  • Malignant hypertension may be associated with headache, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, and stroke like symptoms

  • Malignant hypertension requires emergency intervention and lowering of blood pressure to prevent brain hemorrhage or stroke.
It is of utmost importance to realize that high blood pressure can be unrecognized for years, causing no symptoms but causing progressive damage to the heart, other organs, and blood vessels. DONT DELAY.. IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS GET THEM CHECKED OUT IMMEDIATELY.. IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE...............!

Blood Pressure Level (mmHg)
Category Systolic Diastolic
Normal < 120and < 80
Prehypertension 120-139or 80-89
High Blood Pressure  
Stage 1 Hypertension 140–159or 90–99
Stage 2 Hypertension greater than or equal to160or greater than or equal to100