Increased blood pressure
Increased blood pressure can be described as a condition in which the pressure in the systemic arteries is elevated to abnormal levels. A blood pressure of 120/80 is considered normal for an adult. A blood pressure of 90/60 or lower is considered hypotension and a blood pressure between 120/80 and 90/60 is considered prehypotension. Conversely a blood pressure greater than 120/80 and less than 139/89 is considered prehypertension.
Within the medical literature, a situation in which a person's blood pressure is very high (e.g., >180/>110 mmHg) with minimal or no symptoms, and no signs or symptoms indicating acute organ damage is referred to as a "hypertensive urgency". In contrast, a situation where severe blood pressure is accompanied by evidence of progressive organ or system damage is referred to as a "hypertensive emergency".
Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:
Annectdotal reports which describe this effect with our experience index include: