Symptoms and Complications of Hypertension with Farzana Khan, MD

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is brought to you by Capital Regional Medical Center, the regions fastest ER wait times. – Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects one in four Americans, and if elevated enough,
requires immediate treatment. Doctor Farzana Khan describes the symptoms of a hypertensive emergency. – Headache, severe headache, chest pain, shortness of breath, nose
bleeds, loss of consciousness, and if it continues, it
could cause heart attack, stroke, memory loss, kidney failure, and fluid back-up in the lungs. – [Jonathan] If someone with
hypertension experiences any of these symptoms, they
should call 911 immediately. – [Dr. Khan] When they come to the Capital Regional Medical Center, they would be treated very quickly, they would get blood pressure medication, we check for kidney damage
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was brought to you by Capital Regional Medical Center, the region’s fastest ER wait times.