Can high blood pressure sometimes cause flushing or reddening of the face?

Sometimes. Sometimes sudden increases in blood pressure can make the face red, but flushing is often associated with the body's own temperature regulation, or can also be drug-relaed (i.e. Niacin can do it as can others).

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Does high blood pressure cause a red face? Is it a sign that the BP is very high if the red blotches are there?

Yes and no. "flushing" can be associated with blood pressure elevation, as can headaches, vision changes, fatigue to name a few others. However, emotional changes, temperature changes, thyroid problems, food allergies, medication reactions and skin conditions are also a few other reasons. High blood pressure is the "silent killer" so you need to see your medical professional sooner than later. Read more...