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Glossary for Blood pressure changes

Medical terms related to Blood pressure changes or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Adrenal gland symptoms: Symptoms affecting the adrenal glands
  • Amphetamine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Amphetamine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Anaphylaxis: An immediate hypersensitivity reaction due to the exposure of a specific antigen to a sensitized individual
  • Anemia: Reduced red blood cells in the blood
  • Anesthesia Complications: Complication or reaction to anesthetic usually during surgery
  • Anxiety: Excessive worry, anxiety, or fear.
  • Aorta conditions: Conditions that affect the aorta
  • Aortic aneurysm: A localised dilatation of the aorta which results in a 50% increase in its diameter
  • Aortic arches defect: A defect in the top part of the aorta (aortic arch) that consists of several arterial branches. There is a variety of defects that can occur and symptoms will be determined by the particular defect involved. Possible types of defects includes aortic coarctation and aortic arch hypoplasia.
  • Atherosclerosis: A condition which is a form of arteriosclerosis where atheromas are caused by the aggregation of cholesterol and lipids
  • Autonomic dysfunction: disease or malfunction of the autonomic nervous system.
  • Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Blood pressure symptoms: High (hypertension) or low blood pressure (hypotension).
  • Blood symptoms: Symptoms affecting the blood and its blood cells.
  • Blood vessel symptoms: Symptoms affecting the blood vessels
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • COPD: Severe obstruction of bronchial air flow typically from bronchitis and/or emphysema.
  • Caffeine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to caffeine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Cardiogenic shock: an inadequate circulation of blood due to primary failure of the ventricles of the heart to function effectively
  • Cardiovascular symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart and related vascular systems.
  • Chemical poisoning: Morbid condition caused by chemical.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Solder: Solder contains various chemicals and heavy metals which can cause serious symptoms if sufficient quantities are swallowed. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Circulation symptoms: Symptoms affecting the circulatory system
  • Coarctation of the aorta: coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of the aorta between the upper-body artery branches and the branches to the lower body
  • Cocaine -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Cocaine during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Corticosteroids -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Corticosteroids during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Cushing-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of Cushing's disease
  • Dehydration: Loss and reduction in body water levels
  • Diabetes-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
  • Eclampsia: serious complication of pregnancy and is characterised by high blood pressure and convulsions
  • Elderly conditions: Any of the conditions affecting the elderly.
  • Electrolyte imbalance: impairment in the level of electrolytes in the body
  • Glomerulonephritis: A condition which affects the kidneys and is characterized by inflammatory changes that occur in the glomeruli
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome: An acute condition which is characterized by polyradiculoneuropathy that affects the peripheral nervous system
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
  • Hemodialysis: A treatment used to remove toxic elements from the blood
  • High blood pressure: Excessive blood pressure.
  • Hypercalcemia: Raised blood calcium levels
  • Hyperparathyroidism: Increased secretion of parathyroid hormone from the parathyroid glands.
  • Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia is an increase in body temperature in the context of an unchanged thermoregulatory point in the brain.
  • Hyperthyroidism: The excessive activity of the thyroid gland
  • Hypothermia: Low body temperature
  • Hypovolemia: a state of decreased blood volume; more specifically, decrease in volume of blood plasma
  • Lassa fever: Infectious rat-borne West African disease.
  • Lead poisoning: A type of heavy metal poisoning caused by excessive exposure to lead.
  • Lithium toxicity: The toxic reaction of the body to the substance, possibly via allergic reaction or overdose.
  • Low blood pressure: Low blood pressure refers to blood pressure that is lower than the range that is considered normal. This may or may not cause symptoms and a person with low blood pressure may be catastrophically unwell, or perfectly well depending on the cause. Blood pressure refers to the pressure of the blood circulating through the blood vessels.
  • Muscle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the muscles of the body
  • Myocardial infarction: blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: A severe, potentially fatal reaction to antipsychotic drugs.
  • Numbness of both elbows: Numbness of both elbows refers to the loss or reduction of sensation in the elbows.
  • Obesity: Excessive body weight especially fat.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome is characterized by episodic upper airway obstruction that occurs during sleep.
  • Oral contraceptives -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Oral contraceptives during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Pancreatitis: Any inflammation that occurs in the pancreas
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes:
  • Pheochromocytoma: pheochromocytoma is a rare tumor that usually starts in the cells of the adrenal glands
  • Polycystic kidney disease: Genetic kidney disease causing kidney cysts.
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension: Preeclampsia is the development of high blood pressure, excess protein in the urine and swelling during pregnancy. Hypertension is a serious health condition due to the fact that it often causes no symptoms until it is severe. The blood pressure usually returns to normal after delivery.
  • Pressure: Physical feeling of pressure in a body area
  • Primary aldosteronism: primary aldosteronism is a condition which the body's adrenal glands produce too much of the hormone aldosterone, causing retention sodium and loss of potassium
  • Reflux nephropathy: A condition which is characterized by reflux of urine from the bladder back up the ureters
  • Renal artery stenosis: renal artery stenosis is a narrowing or blockage of the artery that supplies blood to the kidney
  • Respiratory failure: A condition which is due to marked impairment of respiratory function
  • Sepsis: The presence of microorganisms in the blood circulation
  • Shock: Physical and mental reaction to reduced circulation
  • Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
  • White coat hypertension: White coat hypertension is a term used to describe a condition where patients have increased blood pressure readings when measured in a clinical setting such as a doctor's office. Blood pressure readings taken in the home environment while the patient is relaxed are normal. The underlying cause is believed to be tension and anxiety associated with visiting health professionals such as general practitioners. A significant number of patients with this condition eventually develop true hypertension.
  • Wide pulse pressure: is the change in the blood pressure during the contraction of the heart. Calculated by subtracting the systolic pressure from the diastolic pressure
  • Wilms' tumor: A malignant kidney tumor that occurs in children.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Blood pressure changes:

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