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What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly none but....

In most cases no symptoms and this is a problem because it can lurk up on you and cause heart and kidney disease as well as stroke.
Some people may feel flushed, dizzy, pounding sensation in head and headache. Severe high blood pressure can also cause chest pain, shortness of breath, blurring of vision and confusion.

In brief: Mostly none but....

In most cases no symptoms and this is a problem because it can lurk up on you and cause heart and kidney disease as well as stroke.
Some people may feel flushed, dizzy, pounding sensation in head and headache. Severe high blood pressure can also cause chest pain, shortness of breath, blurring of vision and confusion.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
To diagnose high blood pressure one needs to have the most accurate device that can be found. This is still a BP taken by a trained human listening to the BP and using a calibrated manometer. i never trust an automated device for my patient unless i can validate it as accurate by auscultation. Not the BP is not being taken with pt seated in chair = false high BP
Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: May be none

High blood pressure, hbp or hypertension, is often called the silent killer since it may produce no symptoms per se, yet still contribute to the development of potentially lethal complications of hypertension, such as coronary artery disease, strokes, heart failure, aortic aneurysms and kidney failure.
Symptoms arise from the consequences of those conditions, even though the causal hbp had none.

In brief: May be none

High blood pressure, hbp or hypertension, is often called the silent killer since it may produce no symptoms per se, yet still contribute to the development of potentially lethal complications of hypertension, such as coronary artery disease, strokes, heart failure, aortic aneurysms and kidney failure.
Symptoms arise from the consequences of those conditions, even though the causal hbp had none.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: HBP symptoms

Almost all with HTN have no symptoms till have stroke, heart or kidney failure, or heart attack or die suddenly.
This is the reason it is called the silent killer. What we do know is that the higher it is the sooner you die and the greater percent of the time you live you suffer from CVD before you die. We know treating HTN makes you live longer and suffer less from CVD. If high get treated.

In brief: HBP symptoms

Almost all with HTN have no symptoms till have stroke, heart or kidney failure, or heart attack or die suddenly.
This is the reason it is called the silent killer. What we do know is that the higher it is the sooner you die and the greater percent of the time you live you suffer from CVD before you die. We know treating HTN makes you live longer and suffer less from CVD. If high get treated.
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