6 Possible Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Many people think the main symptom of high blood pressure is feeling stressed or anxious, and while those 2-things are not mutually exclusive, they’re not usually signs of chronic hypertension. In fact, often people with high blood pressure won’t notice any changes until there’s serious damage, giving high blood pressure “the silent killer” nickname.

However, there are a number of other signs of unusually high blood pressure you may notice that can be cause for alarm. Left untreated, hypertension (another name for high blood pressure) can lead to serious medical problems including strokes, heart disease, and kidney failure, warns WebMD. Here are six possible symptoms of hypertension…

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1. Headaches

There is a wide range of reasons why you’d develop a headache, and one of them could be high blood pressure. However, research into the correlation between headaches and hypertension is ongoing, notes Healthline.com. “The verdict is out on whether or not high blood pressure can be proven to cause headaches,” it notes.

The source notes some studies have found a connection, while others have not. However, it explains that a “hypertentive crisis” can cause pressure in the head from a sudden spike in blood pressure. “The resulting headache feels unlike any other kind of migraine or head pain,” it adds.

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