High blood pressure is often known as ‘the silent killer’, and it affects more than a quarter of all adults in the UK. The condition, which is also known as hypertension, puts extra stress on your blood vessels and vital organs. You could be at risk of high blood pressure if you eat an unhealthy diet, or if you don’t do enough exercise. Developing muscle tremors could be an early warning sign of a deadly hypertensive crisis, it’s been claimed.
Muscle tremors, as well as difficulty speaking or understand speech, could be caused by a hypertensive crisis, according to medical website LiveStrong.
A hypertensive crisis is a medical emergency that’s caused by blood pressure reaching dangerously high levels.
It can permanently damage your blood vessels, and even cause them to leak fluid.
“When not controlled blood pressure levels can rise to the point that you start to experience physical symptoms,” it said.
“Some of the symptoms are nonspecific and may be overlooked as being a byproduct of some less serious condition or external cause.
“These symptoms can worsen acutely and in some cases result in sudden death.
“You should seek immediate assistance from a health care professional if you’re experiencing muscle tremors or a sudden fall, trouble speaking or understanding speech, blurred or loss of vision, severe nosebleeds, coughing up blood, numbness or tingling in your hands and feet, or weakness or numbness of your face or one side of the body.
“If you’re already diagnosed with hypertension and experience new symptoms upon starting a new blood pressure medication you should consult your physician right away.”
You could be having a hypertensive crisis if your blood pressure rises to more than 180/120mmHg.
The condition can also lead some patients to develop a severe headache from an unknown cause.
Seek medical attention straight away if you’re worried that you may be having a hypertensive crisis.
High blood pressure is often known as ‘the silent killer’ because symptoms only tend to reveal themselves if you have extremely high blood pressure.
The most common high blood pressure symptoms include nosebleeds, headaches, and finding blood in your urine.
Diagnosing the condition early is crucial, because it can cause some deadly complications, including strokes and heart attacks.
Everyone should check their blood pressure at least once every five years, said the NHS.
You can check your blood pressure by visiting your local GP surgery, or even at some pharmacies.
Published at Fri, 17 May 2019 18:00:00 +0000