Malignant hypertension is extremely high blood pressure that comes suddenly. The lower blood pressure which usually is 80 mmHg often goes above 130mm Hg.
The condition affects almost 1 percent of population with high blood pressure. It also occurs in people who suffer from:
Also, people who suffer from kidney failure or renal hypertension are at higher risk.
The signs and symptoms of malignant hypertension include:
To bring the high blood pressure under control, you will have to stay in hospital. Medications will be given through vein to reduce the blood pressure. If fluid occurs in your lungs, medicines called diuretics will be given to remove the body fluid. If there is a chance of heart damage, medications will be given to protect the heart.
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