Symptoms of Hypertension
Symptoms of Hypertension: Introduction
Most people are not aware that they have hypertension because of a general lack of symptoms until major complications arise. In rare cases, some people with hypertension may have headaches or nosebleeds.
Despite a general lack of symptoms, uncontrolled hypertension damages the kidney and heart and large and small blood vessels throughout the body. This due to the excessive and ongoing pressure that the blood is putting on the walls of the arteries as it is pumped from the heart throughout the body.
Untreated hypertension can lead to and/or complicate many health problems, including coronary heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and heart failure. Uncontrolled hypertension can also result in a dangerous, even fatal aneurysms, an abnormal "ballooning" of arteries that can rupture. Hypertension can also lead to vision changes and blindness due to bursting of arteries in the eyes....more about Hypertension »
Most people are not aware that they have high blood pressure because of a general lack of symptoms until major complications arise. Some people may however, have headaches or nosebleeds, but these are rare symptoms. Because of this lack of symptoms, regular medical care is vital to monitoring blood pressure and promptly treating high blood pressure if it occurs before serious complications result....more about Hypertension »
Symptoms of Hypertension
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Hypertension includes the 32
symptoms listed below:
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Hypertension: Symptom Checkers
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Hypertension: Symptom Assessment Questionnaires
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Diagnostic testing of medical conditions related to Hypertension:
- Sphygmomanometer (arm cuff blood pressure test)
- Home blood pressure tests
- Finger cuff blood pressure test
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Hypertension: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Hypertension?
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that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses
for Hypertension includes:
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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Hypertension:
High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease: NIDDK (Excerpt)
Most people with high blood pressure have no symptoms. The only way to
know whether your blood pressure is high is to have a health professional
measure it. (Source: excerpt from High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease: NIDDK)
Heart Disease & Women Controlling High Blood Pressure A Woman's Guide: NHLBI (Excerpt)
If you do not know your blood pressure, you should have it
taken. Those with high blood pressure often do not feel
sick. In fact, high blood pressure is often called "the
silent killer," because it may cause no symptoms for a long
time. (Source: excerpt from Heart Disease & Women Controlling High Blood Pressure A Woman's Guide: NHLBI)
Hypertension as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Hypertension, it is also important to consider Hypertension as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Hypertension may cause:
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The symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Hypertension.
This signs and symptoms information for Hypertension has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Hypertension signs or Hypertension symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Hypertension may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Hypertension symptoms.