Hypertension Discussion Part 4

Hypertension Discussion Part 4

November 7, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


BOBBIE: In the emergency room they admitted me because my blood pressure
was reading over 300 at that time. So I was there are maybe 24 hours before they could get it to a reading that was comfortable with them.
DR. MEYERS: But does damage to blood vessels all over the body which is how it
increases the risk of stroke and kidney failure, and the
heart because it does damage to the blood
vessels that supply the heart, it can cause blockages
in those. DR. WILLIAMS: I’m it can cause blindness people have stopped in their eyes it can affect the brain, have strokes in
the head. It can affect the heart, heart attack heart failure It can actually even a factor limbs. A lot
of people have what they call claudication or they get I’m blockages in their legs
and sometimes they even have to have a amputations and it can also affect
the kidneys and cause kidney failure. DR: MEYERS: So I’m telling somebody they have an illness when and they have no symptoms and so it’s hard to make it a priority when there’s a
hundred other things going on in your life. So one of the things that we train do to
help with that barrier is really educate folks about what their high blood pressure
means for them. BOBBIE: The social worker was able to instruct me on what to do. They also instructed my
family just in case I didn’t quite understand. So I was able to get help from there. I
was able to get help from ailments Greece Human Services which is DHS I was able to get my
medications through them and that worked out really well a you can to be completely a symptomatic you can feel by you feel great and you can be a ticking time bomb just
waiting I think whatever I hear about somebody
you know I was feeling great that also had a
stroke have ever heard that term the silent killer yes I have believe you me it is site let I had no
other indications both hypertension %uh that in 1976 the first three days of those headaches
is all I had since then I have not had a headache a to pick backache or anything