About High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure Symptoms

Here is the bad news. High blood pressure usually causes no symptoms, or when it does the symptoms are usually very vague, suggesting several different disorders. This is why high blood pressure is often referred to as a silent killer because people who have it may not know it until damage has already been done.

Sometimes people with high blood pressure will experience headaches, dizziness, blurred vision or nausea. Because these symptoms are so vague, people often don’t seek medical attention until some event results from the organ damage caused by chronic high blood pressure. This damage may trigger heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, eye damage including loss of vision, and aneurysms.

It is vitally important to understand that high blood pressure can go undetected for years because it causes no symptoms but can result in progressive damage to the heart, kidneys, and blood vessels. Have your blood pressure checked periodically as part of your annual wellness exams and follow doctor’s advice to treat any blood pressure issues that might arise.

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