High blood pressure, more on a symptom...!

United States
January 26, 2007 11:31am CST
I believe it is more on a symptom not a disease, that is a very serious one to look at or monitor with all the time... your reaction can bring this a more significant topic, to be aware of nowadays.
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@patrice7 (1192)
• United States
4 Feb 07
blood pressure - high blood pressure.
in my course i was taught that high blood pressure is one of the defense mechanisms of the body whenever there is some abnormality in the normal fauna and flora in our bodies.. so then it is some sypmtom whenever your normal body mexhanics are altered. here are some other facts.. High blood pressure or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. The arteries are the vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all of the tissues and organs of the body. High blood pressure does not mean excessive emotional tension, although emotional tension and stress can temporarily increase the blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80; blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89 is called “pre-hypertension”, and a blood pressure of 140/90 or above is considered high blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure, which is the top number, represents the pressure in the arteries as the heart contracts and pumps blood into the arteries. The diastolic pressure, which is the bottom number, represents the pressure in the arteries as the heart relaxes after the contraction. The diastolic pressure, therefore, reflects the minimum pressure to which the arteries are exposed.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
Excellent refreshers for all readers of this topic. As I figured you must be a medical student... are you? Anyway you just earned the best response, thanks for the informations.
27 Jan 07
Yes, it is a symptom of many different conditions but it is also very much a condition in itself. People can suffer from hypertension without having any other condition if, for example, they have a stressful job, etc. The hypertension can then lead to other conditions but it is a problem on its own. Hypertension is where the blood pressure is elevated over an extended period of time which makes it a condition, whereas symptomatic blood pressure generally only lasts as long as the illness causing it does.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
nice information, thank you it might help other readers of this topic.
6 Feb 07
My mother has to keep a close eye on her blood pressure for various reason. she's actaully a freak sometimes with checking others.
• United States
7 Jun 07
How is your mother's BP now? Thank you for sharing.
7 Jun 07
She's managing it quite well :) 130-195 ~j
• United States
13 Jun 07
Good to hear that, joey. Any abrupt change on it you have to bring her to a doctor, give her a call just for a reminder to her.
@freesoul (3022)
• Egypt
8 Feb 07
it's something that shouldn't be taken lightly as it can lead to many complications.. sadly it's hard to cure and it turns to a chronic condition that people have to live with and watch all of the time..
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• United States
7 Jun 07
Yes sir it has to be given due considerations at all times. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
8 Feb 07
I have high blood pressure. I got it during my pregnancy and is still trying to get it down after 5 months. I think it is a disease , when you have to use medications for it. But if you do not have to medicate it it is not a disease I think.
• United States
14 Feb 07
will that mean pre-eclampsia?
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Yeah, blood pressure is a rising problem and people should watch that before it gets to be a problem someday.
• United States
8 Feb 07
it must be part of a daily routine, thanks for the response.
@besthope44 (12135)
• India
24 Oct 10
Well for hypertension or BP, medicines are not solution. Do Meditation, try breathing exercise, it will help you balance and handle hypertension.
@greyz7 (859)
• Philippines
12 May 10
high blood pressure is a symptom and a disease in itself... its usually a symptom of its own complications.High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all the tissues and organs of the body. High blood pressure does not mean excessive emotional tension, although emotional tension and stress can temporarily increase blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80; blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89 is called "pre-hypertension", and a blood pressure of 140/90 or above is considered high.The top number, the systolic blood pressure, corresponds to the pressure in the arteries as the heart contracts and pumps blood forward into the arteries. The bottom number, the diastolic pressure, represents the pressure in the arteries as the heart relaxes after the contraction. The diastolic pressure reflects the lowest pressure to which the arteries are exposed.
@greyz7 (859)
• Philippines
12 May 10
hypertension is a symptom and a disease at the same time.. usually its a symptom of its own complications. High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all the tissues and organs of the body. High blood pressure does not mean excessive emotional tension, although emotional tension and stress can temporarily increase blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80; blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89 is called "pre-hypertension", and a blood pressure of 140/90 or above is considered high.The top number, the systolic blood pressure, corresponds to the pressure in the arteries as the heart contracts and pumps blood forward into the arteries. The bottom number, the diastolic pressure, represents the pressure in the arteries as the heart relaxes after the contraction. The diastolic pressure reflects the lowest pressure to which the arteries are exposed.
@greyz7 (859)
• Philippines
12 May 10
hypertension is a symptom and a disease at the same time.. usually its a symptom of its own complications. High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all the tissues and organs of the body. High blood pressure does not mean excessive emotional tension, although emotional tension and stress can temporarily increase blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80; blood pressure between 120/80 and 139/89 is called "pre-hypertension", and a blood pressure of 140/90 or above is considered high.The top number, the systolic blood pressure, corresponds to the pressure in the arteries as the heart contracts and pumps blood forward into the arteries. The bottom number, the diastolic pressure, represents the pressure in the arteries as the heart relaxes after the contraction. The diastolic pressure reflects the lowest pressure to which the arteries are exposed.