In an earlier article, we provided a primer on hypertension in the elderly. Now, we are taking a deeper dive to tackle the signs, prevention, and treatment of hypertension.
Diet, lifestyle, habits, and genetic history all play a role in whether or not you’ll develop hypertension especially later in life. However, if you or your elderly loved one’s blood pressure is fluctuating or teetering close to hypertension, watch out for these signs.
Signs of Hypertension Needing Emergency Care
- severe headache
- chest pain
- tightening sensation in the chest
- breathing difficulty
- vision problems
- irregular or skipping heartbeat
- pounding in your ears, neck or chest
- blood in the urine
These signs requires immediate medical attention as they can lead to a heart attack or stroke.