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What is Hypertensive Crisis?

Description of the disease:

A hypertensive crisis (or hypertensive crisis) is an acute combination of symptoms caused by a sudden increase in blood pressure. This is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.


  • Hypertensive crisis is divided into hypertensive crisis without organ damage and hypertensive crisis with organ damage.


  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Feeling of palpitations


A hypertensive crisis can be caused by stress, consumption of large amounts of salt, missing doses of antihypertensive medications, and other factors.


To diagnose a hypertensive crisis, blood pressure measurement, urine and blood tests, and ECG are performed.


Treatment of hypertensive crisis includes taking antihypertensive medications, blood pressure control, and addressing the cause of the crisis.


  • Adhering to a low-salt diet
  • Regular intake of antihypertensive medications
  • Avoiding stress


Treatment of hypertensive crisis is performed by a cardiologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.