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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 »

Hypertension symptoms: 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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Hypertension: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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: Medical Mistakes

Hypertension: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Hypertension?

The list of other diseases or medical conditions 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.


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