Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, is a common complication of Turner syndrome. Many women with the condition may have hypertension from childhood. However, they may develop it as they age. Hypertension can increase the risk of certain cardiovascular diseases. It can also wear away at the blood vessels, which can have unforeseen complications. This is especially important since Turner syndrome patients are also more predisposed toward heart issues than the average person.
Hypertension occurs when the blood moves at high pressure through the blood vessels. Normal blood pressure has a systolic reading of 120 or less and a diastolic reading of 80 or less. Slightly elevated blood pressure may be between 120 and 129 over anything less than 80. High blood pressure occurs when the blood pressure reading moves to anything from 130 to 139 over 80 to 89. If the patient's pressure becomes higher than that, it can be serious.
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