Signs of Hypertension High Blood Pressure
What is difference between sign and symptom. Symptom is everything that patients
tell to a Doctor, and Signs is everything that a Doctor see in a patient. Now what are
signs of Hypertension.
In majority of patients the only sign is High Blood pressure. However,
Examination of Retina of Eye may reveal various abnormalities which are known as Keith- Wagener
Retinal changes. These changes in retinal arteries are devided into 4 grades depending upon
tortuosity of retinal arteries, arteriovenous nipping, haemorrhages, and papilloedema. The presence
of heamorrages, exudates or papilloedema is diagnostic of Malignant Hypertension which requires
High blood pressure is called "the silent killer" because you can have it for
years without knowing it. The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have your
blood pressure measured. Using a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope or electronic sensor, your
doctor or nurse can take your blood pressure and tell you if it is high.
Even though high blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms, it is
dangerous if it continues over time. It is important to find out if you have high blood pressure
and, if so, to keep it under control.