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Isolated systolic hypertension

Isolated systolic hypertension: Introduction

Isolated systolic hypertension: Often in older adults the first number (the upper or systolic number) is high while the second (the lower or diastolic) number is ... more about Isolated systolic hypertension.

Isolated systolic hypertension: Isolated systolic hypertension is an increase in the top number (>140mm Hg) of blood pressure readings. This type of hypertension is more common in older people. Smoking, age, diabetes and obesity are risk factors for this condition. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Isolated systolic hypertension is available below.

Symptoms of Isolated systolic hypertension

Treatments for Isolated systolic hypertension

  • Dietary and lifestyle changes. Blood pressure medication
  • Lifestyle changes
    • Lose weight - if overweight
    • Low-salt/low-sodium diet
    • DASH diet - Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
  • more treatments...»

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Isolated systolic hypertension: Complications

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Causes of Isolated systolic hypertension

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Isolated systolic hypertension: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Isolated systolic hypertension

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms. There are often four...read more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are various less dangerous...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can...read more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is often a misdiagnosis in obese patients....read more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in child patients than in adults. Some of the...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms of...read more »

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Prognosis for Isolated systolic hypertension

Prognosis for Isolated systolic hypertension: The prognosis can be improved by adhering to the treatment plan and monitoring the condition.

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Article Excerpts about Isolated systolic hypertension

Often in older adults the first number (the upper or systolic number) is high while the second (the lower or diastolic) number is normal. This condition is called isolated systolic hypertension, and it also should be treated. Studies prove that lowering the systolic number cuts down on strokes and heart attacks in people age 60 and over. (Source: excerpt from High Blood Pressure -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

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More information about Isolated systolic hypertension

  1. Isolated systolic hypertension: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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