Hypertension is generally a silent condition. Many people will not experience any symptoms. It may take years or even decades for the condition to reach levels severe enough that symptoms become obvious. Even then, these symptoms may be attributed to other issues.

Major symptoms of hypertension include:

  • headaches
  • shortness of breath
  • nosebleeds
  • flushing
  • dizziness
  • chest pain
  • visual changes
  • blood in the urine

These symptoms do not occur in everyone with hypertension, but waiting for a symptom of this condition to appear could be fatal to your health.

The best way to know if you have hypertension is to get regular blood pressure readings. When you go for health reviews, ask your Nurse or Doctor. In anyway, most health workers, doctors’ offices and nurses will take a blood pressure reading at every appointment you attend.

If you only have a yearly physical, talk to your doctor about your risks for hypertension and other readings you may need to help watch your blood pressure, to know where you stand.

For example, if you have a family history of heart disease or have risk factors for developing the condition, your many need to have your blood pressure checked twice a year, or possible every three to four months. This will help you and your doctor stay on top of any possible issues before they become problematic.

Part 3 of 12 will follow shortly. Please keep the date for indepth knowledge about the silent but deadly disease of high blood pressure.

Table of Contents:

  1. What is hypertension?
  2. High blood pressure symptoms
  3. High blood pressure causes
  4. Hypertension diagnosis
  5. High blood pressure numbers
  6. High blood pressure treatment
  7. High blood pressure medicine
  8. High blood pressure home remedy
  9. High blood pressure diet
  10. High blood pressure during pregnancy
  11. Effects of high blood pressure
  12. High blood pressure prevention