Hypertensive crisis is a drastic increase of blood pressure (over 230/130 mmHg) with the acute risk of damaging vital organs. It requires immediate medical treatment as it can lead to serious problems. Very high blood pressure may damage blood vessels in organs such as the brain, eyes, heart, lungs or any other big vessels.
Exceptionally high blood pressure that shows high levels of systolic pressure (230 mmHg or higher) and of diastolic pressure (130 mmHg or higher) harms blood vessels. There are two groups that define a hypertensive crisis: urgent and emergency relevant. When the hypertensive crisis is urgent, it means that the blood pressure is particularly high but the doctor would not suspect any harm to organs. However, for the second group of hypertensive crisis, which is emergency, the blood pressure is exceptionally high and will cause harm to organs. Such emergency crisis can lead to life-threatening complications.
Reasons for hypertensive crisis include: 1) forgetting to take medications for high blood pressure, 2) stroke, 3) constricted kidney vessels, 4) interactions of medications, 5) certain tumors and 6) emotional stress and panic attacks. Hypertensive crisis can be classified as 1) hypertensive urgency which is high blood pressure (over 230/130 mmHg) without damage to organs, 2) hypertensive emergency which is extremely high blood pressure with damage to organs that be life threatening. People with hypertensive emergency may have symptoms such as severe chest pain, headache, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, anxiety, seizure and shortness of breath.
A person with hypertensive crisis should seek immediate medical help. The goal of treatment is aimed at bringing down the blood pressure slowly. Hospitalization is often needed to monitor the patient and prevent damage to vital organs.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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