High blood pressure in the legs: What are the signs?

Individuals with hypertension often have signs of high blood pressure in the legs in various ways. Among those with high blood pressure, issues are likely to arise among those who are required to sit or stand for extended periods. There are various indications common in the legs of those with high blood pressure.

Unusually low blood pressure

An abnormally low blood pressure in the legs might be a sign of an uncommon birth defect known as coarctation. In this condition, a region of the aorta in the chest is abnormally constricted. This results to high blood pressure in the arms, but the blood pressure in the legs is lower with weakened pulses in the groin and legs that might be even absent. Other signs in the leg include poor circulation and weakness.

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Swelling of the leg, foot, calf, ankle and thigh are indications of high blood pressure.

Leg swelling

Swelling of the leg, foot, calf, ankle and thigh are indications of high blood pressure. The swelling might be painless but might be an indication of toxemia which is found among pregnant women and considered as a serious ailment.

Tingling and cramping sensations

The cramping, tingling sensations and generalized leg pain are signs of high blood pressure. If the individual suffers from cramping in the leg while walking or engaging in a mild exercise regimen, a doctor should be consulted.

Spider and varicose veins

It is important to note that spider and varicose veins are both indications of high blood pressure in the legs, particularly among women. Even though spider veins are not considered as a serious health issue, they are an aesthetic concern to some and might be an indication of a serious problem of hypertension.

 

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