Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as diastolic blood pressure — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
Blood Pressure. What is your usual blood pressure without medication? [Bottom number, diastolic]
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Under 70 (low)
→ 70 to 89 (normal)
→ 90 to 100 (elevated)
→ Over 100 (very elevated)
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) also suggests the following possibilities:
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually a hereditary disorder, although incidence of this form of cardiomyopathy may also be higher in people with hypertension. [Hypertension 1994;24(5): pp.585-90]
High blood pressure can affect the vessels in the eyes; some blood vessels can narrow and thicken / harden (arteriosclerosis). There will be flame-shaped hemorrhages and macular swelling (edema). This edema may cause distorted or decreased vision and is a condition known as hypertensive retinopathy.
Hypertension is a risk factor for reduced circulation in the brain, sometimes called ischemic vascular dementia (IVD).
Gout is strongly associated with obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.