Izzso Health: Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. Most of this pressure is due to work done by the heart by pumping blood through the circulatory system. Used without further specification, “blood pressure” usually refers to the pressure in large arteries of the systemic circulation

A systolic reading of 180 mm Hg or higher OR a diastolic reading of 110 mm HG or higher may indicate that a crisis is occurring.

If your reading is abnormally high, wait a couple of minutes and measure the pressure again.

If it’s the same or higher, seek immediate emergency medical treatment. Other symptoms may include a severe headache, severe chest pain, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, seizures, unresponsiveness, and severe anxiety.

If emergency medical treatment is not administered in time, the patient may suffer from :

Loss of consciousness
Memory loss
Heart attack
Damage to the eyes and kidneys
Loss of kidney function
Aortic dissection
Angina (unstable chest pain)
Pulmonary edema (fluid backup in the lungs)

Always check with your health care Professional for guidance and advice on health related matters.