Malignant hypertension is a hypertensive condition that manifests in a sudden acceleration of the hypertension symptoms. While ordinary hypertension symptoms are not noticeable or barely so, malignant hypertension symptoms are quite pronounced and may be easily distinguished that there may be something wrong with the person. The condition and the malignant hypertension symptoms do not usually occur in a great percentage of people and it usually affects about just a small percentage of individuals with high blood pressure already. The symptoms of the said condition often occur in young adults, rarely in older adults, and mostly in African American males and women who are pregnant. There are several malignant hypertension symptoms and it is best to get to know these signs and symptoms before searching for treatment for this condition.
Malignant hypertension symptoms include but are not limited to an elevation of mental stress, such as anxiety, lethargy, disorientation, restlessness and a noticeable reduction of mental alertness. These are just some of the malignant hypertension symptoms that take place in a person mental state. Other signs and symptoms are sudden blurry vision which die snot go away after rubbing or cleaning of eyes, numbness or a tingling sensation in the extremities and the face or a lethargic feeling in these areas, nausea, vomiting, throbbing headache localized in the back of the head or other certain areas of the head and seizures. There are more malignant hypertension symptoms and most of these are exaggerated versions of most of the ordinary hypertension symptoms.
The manifestation of malignant hypertension symptoms qualify as a medical emergency. The person who show extreme signs of hypertensive symptoms and is previously diagnosed as hypertensive should be brought to the hospital for treatment and closer examination. A check up m ay yield more malignant hypertension symptoms such as fluid in the individual's lungs, alarmingly elevated blood pressure, and abnormal physical and mental changes in mental acuity, confusion, movement and sensation. There may also be some slight edema in the feet and lower legs of the individual which may or may not be noticeable.
The manifestation of malignant hypertension symptoms are often caused by kidney failure, toxemia in pregnant women and collagen vascular disorders. The occurrence of malignant hypertension symptoms need immediate medical attention and no amount of self diagnosis or self medication can take the place of a qualified doctor's examination and diagnosis as well as a hospital's well trained staff and medical equipment.