Understanding the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Understanding the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is often termed the “silent killer” in that it causes numerous serious health effects while being a serious health condition in itself. Of course, millions of people are diagnosed with high blood pressure each year while others remain undiagnosed, confusing their symptoms with other common side effects of numerous other illnesses. While high blood pressure symptoms are present, they are often undetectable and remain a mystery to those suffering them.

The symptoms of high blood pressure vary by the severity of the high blood pressure one has. Three different diagnostic levels of hypertension exist that provide for a unique set of symptoms with each that requires varying forms of treatment. Allowing for illusive and often missed symptomatic feelings, high blood pressure must be taken seriously. The symptoms associated with each tier of high blood pressure must be understood in order to maintain a healthy awareness while alerting your doctor for possible treatments.

Symptoms of the beginnings of high blood pressure

Unfortunately, the first onset of symptoms associated with high blood pressure is often unnoticed and even ignored prior to their high blood pressure reaching dangerous and almost deadly levels. An important factor of these symptoms is that if any them persists in on a regular basis, chances of high blood pressure are very high. The occasional side effect may mean nothing, however, understanding the very basic and beginning side effects will assist in ensuring you remain vigilant and avoid increasing levels of high blood pressure.

The most common side effects of the onset of high blood pressure include: mild headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, and nosebleeds. Perhaps the most common are headaches and dizziness as your heart is attempting to compensate for the struggling flow of blood and circulation your heart is enduring.

Symptoms of high blood pressure in the advanced stage


Not noticing the symptoms of high blood pressure from the very beginning will almost certainly lead to advanced high blood pressure symptoms. Furthering health complications, advanced high blood pressure allows for increased severity and life threatening symptoms exist. Such symptoms include:

–          All symptoms of the beginning stages in a more severe manner

–          Fatigue

–          Tightness and pressure in the chest and arms

–          Irregular heartbeat

–          Vision issues

–          Blood in the urine

There are many more symptoms of advanced high blood pressure that are usually specific to your particular physiological characteristics. Fortunately, the symptoms that are associated with this stage are usually known and your high blood pressure is diagnosed.

Symptoms of high blood pressure in the life threatening stage

When one has reached the life-threatening stage of high blood pressure, fortunately high blood pressure is usually monitored through medications and lifestyle changes; however, if gone untreated, any one of these symptoms could result in severe illness and potential death. The most common symptoms of high blood pressure in the advanced stage are:

–          Heart attack

–          Stroke

–          Kidney Failure

–          Loss of vision

–          Peripheral artery disease

–          Aneurysms

Of course, each symptom requires immediate medical treatment and should be taken very seriously.

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