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Definition of Hypertension or High Blood Pressure (HBP), Causes of Hypertension, Risk Factors of Hypertension, Symptoms of Hypertension, Diagnosis of Hypertension, Treatment Management and Nursing Care for Hypertension, Prognosis of Hypertension, Diet for Hypertension, Prevention of Hypertension.

Symptoms of Hypertension or High Blood Pressure

One of the most dangerous aspects of hypertension is that you may not know that you have it, Because it often has no signs or symptoms. The hypertension or high blood pressure is many times referred to as the silent killer.

People who have high blood pressure typically don't know it until their blood pressure is checked or measured on a regular basis. This is especially important if you have a close relative who has high blood pressure.

Extremely high blood pressure may have the following symptoms:
  • Severe headache.

    Most of people have experienced headaches, A pain in the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the head (occipital), or in the back of the upper neck. It is possible to experience a headache as one of the effects of hypertension.

  • Dizziness.

    This is one of the more common complaints from people with high blood pressure. Dizziness is a common description for many different feelings, there could be many reasons why a person may become dizzy. Remember, low blood pressure can be accompanied by dizziness.

  • Vision problems.

    Change in vision (blurred vision) can also be a sign of high blood pressure. Blurred vision is lack of sharpness of vision with, as a result, the inability to see fine detail.

  • Chest pain.

    Although it is a long known fact that hypertension can cause chest pain, it is not a commonly known fact. The chest pain associated with pulmonary hypertension occurs with exertion and is relieved by rest, and may be indistinguishable from the chest pain associated with cardiac ischemia.

  • Tinnitus.

    One of hypertension's symptoms is ringing in the ear (tinnitus). There are a host of reasons a person could be experiencing tinnitus, So that better to see the doctor if has these symptom.

The others possible symptom cause by hypertension are Blood in the urine, Pounding (in your chest, neck, or ears), and Nausea. The problem is about 1% of people with high blood pressure do not seek medical care until the high blood pressure is very severe, a condition known as malignant hypertension.

If you have any symptom that appear like description above, see a doctor immediately. Maybe you have hypertensive crisis that could lead to a heart attack or stroke.


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At January 29, 2011 at 9:20 AM, Anonymous Thomas Kooning said...

A point that I would like to make is that there appears to be some concensus that Type A personalities are at higher risk. While the definition of Type A personality is large, you should check your blood pressure if you have the following traits: ambitious, aggressive, business-like, controlling, highly competitive, impatient, preoccupied with his or her status, time-conscious. You can check out wikipedia for a more detailed explanation on Type A personalities.
Just my 2c.


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