Hypertensive crisis - a condition in which blood pressure rises rapidly to the maximum permissible levels of 220/120 mm Hg.
The main symptoms are pronounced, the patient needs emergency medical attention.
Causes and symptoms of hypertensive crisis
With hypertension, blood pressure is necessarySystematically monitored. The therapist or cardiologist prescribes pharmaceutical preparations, which, as a rule, take throughout life. If taking pills is missed, a hypertensive crisis is possible.
But not only untimely reception of medicinesIs a provoking factor of the hypertensive crisis. The patient must avoid excessive physical exertion, increased insolation, stress, completely refuse to drink alcohol and smoke. Failure to comply with these conditions can trigger a hypertensive crisis.
The main symptoms of hypertensive crisis: nausea, sweating, general weakness, headache, chest pain, dyspnea, convulsions, vomiting, paralysis.
First aid for hypertensive crisis
In addition to the medicines usedEvery day at the same time, you must have emergency aids in your home medicine chest, for example, "Kapoten." If the blood pressure does not exceed the 200/100 mark, you should take half of the drug, dissolving it under the tongue.
With arterial pressure exceeding the limitPermissible marks, immediately call an ambulance, provide the patient with complete peace, open the window or turn on the air conditioner, unbutton the shirt collar and remove the strap. Remember, untimely rendering of the qualified medical aid at a hypertensive crisis threatens with a heart attack or a stroke with full or partial loss of ability to work.