Physical Symptoms of High Blood Pressure
It is very important that a thorough
examination is made of anyone complaining of any type of illness and their blood pressure checked. Physical symptoms of high blood pressure can often vary
and consequently confuse an attending physician.
It frequently happens that doctors diagnose high blood pressure [ Hypertension ]
when examining patients who have visited them complaining of quite a different ailment.
If a case of high blood pressure is left undetected for any period of time,
depending on its severity it can cause serious problems for all critical organs of the
body. This can include cardiac problems and kidney and liver disease. It may also cause a
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Physical Symptoms of high blood pressure
Most of these symptoms may easily be mistaken and attributed to
other medical conditions, or the high blood pressure may be a symptom of another problem so it is very
important that patients with physical symptoms of high blood pressure are thoroughly investigated and the
appropriate medical tests carried out.
Vital organs damaged by high blood pressure
In some cases the high blodd pressure may
have caused damage to other vital organs in the body and consequently the focus of the
physician's diagnosis is diverted.This can sometimes mean the underlying cause of the problem namely, the
high blood pressure is missed. The attending doctor should always check the blood pressure when any of these
physical symptoms of high blood pressure are present.
As an example some of the symptoms mentioned above may also relate to diabetes,
especially if a diabetic person is suffering from a hypoglycemic attack.
Regrettably, they also mimic the signs of someone who is very drunk, and there has
been occasions where someone who is suffering from the side effects of high blood pressure have not been
treated in the correct manner because it has been assumed they were under the influence of
Other physical symptoms of high blood pressure:
If the raised blood pressure has caused cardiac damage, then the patient may
v tiredness and lethargy even after
just slight exertions.
v breathlessness and clammy with
perspiration. This could be due to damage sustained to the heart which should be investigated and treated as
a matter of urgency.
v other physical symptoms of high
blood pressure may relate to excretory organs such as the kidneys.
v there may be an increase in the
frequency of passing urine or accompanying pain.
v signs of dullness and dehydration
of the skin due to a loss of electrolytes in the body.
Other physical symptoms of high blood pressure may be lesions to the ocular region.
If the retina or eye blood vessels are affected, there may be a deterioration in the patient's
If left untreated, there is a real possibility of permanent damage or loss of
In conclusion other physical symptoms of high blood pressure may also include a
person becoming increasingly lethargic with a reluctance to move or do anything.
There might also be indications of clinical depression.
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Research material on physical symptoms of high blood pressure provided by K.
Standerline, State Registered Nurse. UK
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