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Blood Pressure Symptoms and Causes

About 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure, or hypertension, but many don't realize it. High blood pressure usually has no warning signs, yet it can lead to life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke. The good news is that you can often prevent or treat high blood pressure. Early diagnosis and simple, healthy changes can keep high blood pressure from seriously damaging your health.

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.

Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number.

How do I know if my blood pressure is high?

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. So the only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to get regular blood pressure checks from your health care provider. Your provider will use a gauge, a stethoscope or electronic sensor, and a blood pressure cuff. For most adults, blood pressure readings will be in one of four categories:

Normal blood pressure means

  • Your systolic pressure is less than 120 AND
  • Your diastolic pressure is less than 80

Prehypertension means

  • Your systolic pressure is between 120-139 OR
  • Your diastolic pressure is between 80-89

Stage 1 high blood pressure means

  • Your systolic pressure is between 140-159 OR
  • Your diastolic pressure is between 90-99

Stage 2 high blood pressure means

  • Your systolic pressure is 160 or higher OR
  • Your diastolic pressure is 100 or higher

For children and teens, the health care provider compares the blood pressure reading to what is normal for other kids who are the same age, height, and gender.

People with diabetes or chronic kidney disease should keep their blood pressure below 130/80.

Why do I need to worry about prehypertension and high blood pressure?

Prehypertension means you're likely to end up with high blood pressure, unless you take steps to prevent it.

When your blood pressure stays high over time, it causes the heart to pump harder and work overtime, possibly leading to serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure.

What are the different types of high blood pressure?

There are two main types of high blood pressure: primary and secondary high blood pressure.

  • Primary, or essential, high blood pressure is the most common type of high blood pressure. For most people who get this kind of blood pressure, it develops over time as you get older.
  • Secondary high blood pressure is caused by another medical condition or use of certain medicines. It usually gets better after you treat the cause or stop taking the medicines that are causing it.
Who is at risk for high blood pressure?

Anyone can develop high blood pressure, but there are certain factors that can increase your risk:

  • Age - Blood pressure tends to rise with age
  • Race/Ethnicity - High blood pressure is more common in African American adults
  • Weight - People who are overweight or have obesity are more likely to develop prehypertension or high blood pressure
  • Gender - Before age 55, men are more likely than women to develop high blood pressure. After age 55, women are more likely than men to develop it.
  • Lifestyle - Certain lifestyle habits can raise your risk for high blood pressure, such as eating too much sodium or not enough potassium, lack of exercise, drinking too much alcohol, and smoking.
  • Family history - A family history of high blood pressure raises the risk of developing prehypertension or high blood pressure
How can I prevent high blood pressure?

You can help prevent high blood pressure by having a healthy lifestyle. This means

  • Eating a healthy diet. To help manage your blood pressure, you should limit the amount of sodium (salt) that you eat, and increase the amount of potassium in your diet. It is also important to eat foods that are lower in fat, as well as plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The DASH diet is an example of an eating plan that can help you to lower your blood pressure.
  • Getting regular exercise. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower your blood pressure. You should try to get moderate-intensity aerobic exercise at least 2 and a half hours per week, or vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise for 1 hour and 15 minutes per week. Aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking, is any exercise in which your heart beats harder and you use more oxygen than usual.
  • Being at a healthy weight. Being overweight or having obesity increases your risk for high blood pressure. Maintaining a healthy weight can help you control high blood pressure and reduce your risk for other health problems.
  • Limiting alcohol. Drinking too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure. It also adds extra calories, which may cause weight gain. Men should have no more than two drinks per day, and women only one.
  • Not smoking. Cigarette smoking raises your blood pressure and puts you at higher risk for heart attack and stroke. If you do not smoke, do not start. If you do smoke, talk to your health care provider for help in finding the best way for you to quit.
  • Managing stress. Learning how to relax and manage stress can improve your emotional and physical health and lower high blood pressure. Stress management techniques include exercising, listening to music, focusing on something calm or peaceful, and meditating.

If you already have high blood pressure, it is important to prevent it from getting worse or causing complications. You should get regular medical care and follow your prescribed treatment plan. Your plan will include healthy lifestyle habit recommendations and possibly medicines.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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1 Recruiting Comparative Effects of Nebivolol and Metoprolol on Femal Sexual Function
Conditions: Hypertension;   Female Sexual Dysfunction
Interventions: Drug: nebivolol and Metoprolol succinate;   Drug: Metoprolol succinate and nebivolol
Outcome Measures: Change in FSF and CSFQ, two validated questionnaires for assessment of sexual function.;   The effects of nebivolol and Metoprolol on sexual function and to compare the effects of both drugs on vitality, work and life performance, and work and life satisfaction.
2 Recruiting Influence of CPB and Mini CPB to the Absorption of the Metoprolol
Condition: Drug Absorption
Intervention: Drug: blood concentration of Metoprolol
Outcome Measures: absorbtion of the Metoprolol;   atrial fibrillation
3 Not yet recruiting A Crossover Study to Evaluate the Effect of JNJ-54452840 on Pharmacodynamics of Metoprolol Tartrate Immediate-Release in Healthy Participants
Condition: Healthy
Interventions: Drug: Metoprolol tartrate immediate-release (Metoprolol IR);   Drug: JNJ-54452840;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Exercise Heart Rate;   Exercise Blood Pressure
4 Recruiting Randomized Trial Comparing Diltiazem and Metoprolol For Atrial Fibrillation Rate Control
Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation;   Atrial Flutter
Interventions: Drug: Metoprolol;   Drug: Diltiazem
Outcome Measures: Conversion to sinus rhythm;   Heart rate control;   Home discharges from Emergency Department (ED);   Total hospital cost;   Rehospitalization for Atrial Fibrillation
5 Not yet recruiting Assessment of Metoprolol in the Prevention of Vasovagal Syncope in Aging Subjects
Condition: Vasovagal Syncope
Interventions: Drug: Metoprolol;   Drug: Matching Placebo
Outcome Measures: The primary outcome measure will be the proportion of patients having at least one syncope recurrence.;   A secondary outcome will be the time between the first and second syncope recurrences.;   A secondary outcome will be the frequency of syncopal spells.;   A secondary outcome is the number, duration, and severity of presyncopal spells (as measured with the Calgary Presyncope Scale);   A secondary outcomes will be quality of life as measured by the EQ-5D and the ISQL.
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Condition: Coronary Artery Disease
Intervention: Drug: Ivabradine and Metoprolol
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7 Recruiting Genetically Targeted Therapy for the Prevention of Symptomatic Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Heart Failure
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Outcome Measures: Time to first event of symptomatic atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter (AF/AFL) or all cause mortality (ACM) during the 24-week Follow-up Period after conversion to stable sinus rhythm (SR);   Time to first event of AF/AFL (i.e., symptomatic or asymptomatic) or ACM during the 24-week Follow-up Period;   Proportion of patients during the 24-week Follow-up Period with ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation (VF), or symptomatic supraventricular tachycardia (SVT);   Total number of hospitalization (all-cause) days per patient during the Total Study Period;   Time to first event of ACM or heart failure (HF) hospitalization (as assessed by the Investigator) during the Total Study Period;   Proportion of patients who have AF on ECG at the end of the study who demonstrate ventricular response rate (VRR) control
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Condition: Myocardial Ischemia
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Conditions: Cirrhosis;   Cirrhotic Cardiomyopathy;   Cardiac Remodeling
Interventions: Drug: Metoprolol succinate;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Improvement of systolic function;   Improvement in left ventricular diastolic function;   Renal function;   Serum level of BNP, catecholamines, plasmatic renin activity;   Mortality;   Quality of life;   Electrophysiologic modifications
10 Unknown  Metoprolol and Formoterol in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Condition: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Intervention: Drug: Metoprolol
Outcome Measures: Difference in airway reactivity after treatment with Metoprolol compared to placebo.;   Effect of formoterol on airway reactivity comparing Metoprolol with placebo.;   Borg-scores during provocation test;   Peak-flow measurements;   CCQ-scores;   Exacerbation rate and rescue medication use
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Conditions: Hypertension;   Peripheral Artery Disease
Interventions: Drug: Sarpogrelate pretreatment;   Drug: Sarpogrelate;   Drug: Metoprolol
Outcome Measures: Plasma concentration of Metoprolol and metabolites;   Blood pressure and pulse rate changes
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Conditions: Peripheral Artery Disease;   Hypertension
Interventions: Drug: nebivolol;   Drug: Metoprolol succinate
Outcome Measures: Peak Walking Time;   Walking Impairment Questionnaire;   Ankle-brachial index;   markers of inflammation.;   Claudication Onset Time
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Condition: Hypertension
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Outcome Measures: Endothelial cell protein expression;   Microvascular blood flow;   Flow mediated dilation (FMD)
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Conditions: Lung Cancer;   Atrial Fibrillation
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Outcome Measures: Incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation;   Evaluation of NT-proBNP in the days following the start of treatment and post surgery duration of hospital stay
15 Unknown  Combined Antihypertensive Therapy and Sexual Dysfunction
Conditions: Hypertension;   Sexual Dysfunction
Interventions: Drug: Felodipine add Irbesartan;   Drug: Felodipine add Metoprolol
Outcome Measures: Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI);   International Index of Erectile Function(IIEF);   Change of Systolic Blood Pressure in 2 Weeks;   Change of Systolic Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks;   Change of Systolic Blood Pressure in 8 Weeks;   Change of Systolic Blood Pressure in 12 Weeks;   Change of Systolic Blood Pressure in 24 Weeks;   Change of Systolic Blood Pressure in 48 Weeks;   Change of Diastolic Blood Pressure in 2 Weeks;   Change of Diastolic Blood Pressure in 4 Weeks;   Change of Diastolic Blood Pressure in 8 Weeks;   Change of Diastolic Blood Pressure in 12 Weeks;   Change of Diastolic Blood Pressure in 24 Weeks;   Change of Diastolic Blood Pressure in 48 Weeks;   Serum Estradiol in 24 Weeks;   Serum Estradiol in 48 Weeks;   Serum Testosterone in 24 Weeks;   Serum Testosterone in 48 Weeks;   Serum MDA in 24 Weeks;   Serum MDA in 48 Weeks;   Serum 8-OHdG in 24 Weeks;   Serum 8-OHdG in 48 Weeks;   Serum HNE in 24 Weeks;   Serum HNE in 48 Weeks
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Conditions: Endothelial Function;   Diabetes Mellitus;   Hypertension
Interventions: Drug: carvedilol;   Drug: Metoprolol extended release
Outcome Measure: Effect of Coreg CR compared to Toprol XL on endothelial function, vascular compliance, and parameters of oxidative stress from time of randomization to study drug termination
17 Recruiting A Phase Ⅲ Study of Extended-Release Carvedilol Sulfate for the Treatment of Heart Failure
Condition: Heart Failure
Interventions: Drug: Extended-Release Carvedilol Sulfate;   Drug: Sustained-release Metoprolol Succinate
Outcome Measures: Change From Baseline in left ventricular ejection fraction(LVEF) by ultrasound cardiogram;   Change From Baseline in Left Ventricular End Systolic Volume Index;   Change From Baseline in Left Ventricular End Diastolic Volume Index;   Incidence of Hospitalizations From Exacerbation of Heart Failure;   Incidence of Hospitalizations From All Causes;   Incidence of Deaths From All Causes;   Change From Baseline in New York Heart Association(NYHA)classification
18 Unknown  Beta-Blocker Before Extubation
Condition: Myocardial Ischemia
Intervention: Drug: Metoprolol
Outcome Measures: The rate of ischemia as judged by ST segment analysis in the 4h following extubation;   Rate-pressure product following extubation;   Troponin T elevations, the incidence of cardiogenic edema, and the rate of reintubation;   Pro-BNP levels
19 Recruiting Nebivolol Versus Sustained Release Metoprolol Succinate in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Primary Efficacy;   Secondary Efficacy
20 Unknown  Nebivolol and the Endothelin (ET)-1 System
Conditions: Prehypertension;   Hypertension
Interventions: Drug: Nebivolol;   Drug: Metoprolol;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: ET-1-mediated vasoconstrictor tone