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I am suffering from hypertension. is a throbbing neck pain something serious? i'm also waking up at night with a pounding heart recently.

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Dr. Gustavo Carbone
Rheumatology 19 years experience
Yes can be serious: Hypertension is called " silent killer", most of the patients are asymptomatic but neck pain can be a symptom of high blood pressure. You should seek immediate profesional help, sometimes diet ( low salt diet) is not enough and you need medications to controll it. If left untreated then stroke and heart attack can occur.

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Last updated Dec 14, 2014

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