The symptoms of atherosclerosis and heart valve disease may overlap. Consult your doctor if you experience:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Weakness or fatigue
Obesity points to having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. Learn more about BMI here. You can also use our BMI tool here:
Note that obesity alone is also a risk factor for many diseases, not just isolated systolic hypertension. People with obesity are also at a heightened risk of stroke and cardiovascular diseases.
Diabetes means you might have problems controlling your blood sugar levels. Like obesity, diabetes is also a risk factor for many diseases. Moreover, uncontrolled diabetes might also lead to various complications.
Learn more about diabetes, its type, symptoms, and treatment here.
An Overactive Thyroid
An overactive thyroid is also a risk factor for isolated systolic hypertension. Anxiety or nervousness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, and unexplained weight loss are just some of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism.
When To Consult a Doctor
It’s crucial to set an appointment with your doctor when you consistently observe high top numbers and normal bottom numbers in your measurements. You see, long-standing isolated systolic hypertension increases your risk for stroke, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic kidney disease.