Increase blood pressure for a period of more than 6 months is usually referred to as hypertension. Even though there are various symptoms of hypertension, they come in varied forms making it difficult to diagnose. To confirm your hypertension, you will have to check your blood pressure level. The normal level is 140/90 and levels above this indicate high blood pressure. One of the major issues with hypertension is that symptoms of hypertension are not always obvious and people suffer from it without showing any prominent symptoms. Hypertension is also called as ‘silent killer’ because, most of the time, the patient will not feel sick and will remain without any symptoms of hypertension for a long period of time.
There are two basic types of hyper tension, namely primary hypertension and secondary hyper tension. Hypertension without any particular cause is known as primary and those which are associated with any specific organ or gene is known as secondary. Malignant hypertension is a complicated version of hypertension which is a rare form and is depicted with serious symptoms of hypertension. It is a severe form where the pressure levels to 210/120 mm Hg.
One of the most common symptoms of hypertension is chronic headache. Unlike normal headache, this one lasts for about days. In such a condition, consult your doctor and have your blood pressure checked. Usually people find relief from severe headaches by sustaining on pain relievers. A simple tension headache can sometimes be a minor hint to hypertension.
Nosebleed is a significant signal of high blood pressure. You might nose bleed if you got hit in your nose. Any other nosebleed situation without any reason might be due to symptoms of hypertension or any other condition which might require that you consult with a doctor immediately. Usually blood pressure related bleeding of the nose occurs regularly and cannot be stopped.
Blurring of vision might occur due high blood pressure or due to some medication. This must be checked as quickly as possible. In critical cases, if left unnoticed, this can lead to loss of eye sight. Usually the doctor will try to bring the high blood pressure level if taken to the doctor immediately. Some people show prompt symptoms of hypertension like dizziness on slight increase in blood pressure. Dizziness even occurs with lowering of pressure. There might also be other reasons like an infection or anemia that can lead to dizziness and the doctor can confirm the cause of the symptom.
Excessive palpitation is one of the symptoms of hypertension, but people rather give any care. Tinnitus is the ringing sensation in the ear and is one of the well diagnosed symptoms of hypertension even though there are some people who have this problem, without any signs of hypertension.
Symptoms of hypertension might sometimes even mimic a stroke condition like uncontrollable dizziness, blurring of vision, headache and slurred speech. These might be due to malignant hypertension and has to immediately taken to a doctor. Even though high blood pressure is a common problem these days, if left uncontrolled it can even lead to dead. Keeping a look out for the symptoms of hypertension and having it checked regularly is the key to be on the safer side.