Causes Of Loss Of Consciousness After A Fall In Hypertensive Patients?
Hello, I’m Sintya. I want to ask, why would a patient with high blood pressure (hypertension) after a fall experience a loss of consciousness? How is the pathophysiology? please answer, thank you 🙂
Hypertension patients when falling either from a vehicle or slip will not always experience a decrease in consciousness, because a decrease in consciousness tends to occur due to trauma that occurs when a patient falls, while hypertension can be one of the factors that can aggravate his condition.
On the other hand all people who fall have the possibility to experience a condition of decreased consciousness, depending on how much physical trauma experienced due to the fall even though the person does not have a history of any diseases such as hypertension for example. Decreased consciousness in people who fall can occur due to an injury to the head, where the brain as the center of consciousness is located. Severe injuries to the head can cause various problems in the brain such as bleeding, increased pressure inside the skull, swelling of brain tissue. It is these conditions that ultimately cause consciousness to decline. Besides severe physical injuries that occur due to falls can also cause a decrease in awareness due to psychological trauma processes (eg panic due to accidents), loss of blood (large injuries and or broken bones), damage to various organs of the body (spinal cord, cavity contents chest and stomach)
The existence of hypertension itself has the potential to cause problems that can cause a decrease in consciousness, such as a rupture of the blood vessels of the brain or due to heart disease which causes blood flow to the brain to be disrupted so that the person experiences loss of consciousness.
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