Symptoms of Hypertension


General information about symptoms of Hypertension: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Hypertension. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Hypertension. Furthermore, symptoms of Hypertension may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Hypertension.

List of symptoms of Hypertension: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Hypertension includes:

Symptoms of Hypertension: Most people with high blood pressure have no symptoms. The only way to know whether your blood pressure is high is to have a health professional measure it.1

If you do not know your blood pressure, you should have it taken. Those with high blood pressure often do not feel sick. In fact, high blood pressure is often called "the silent killer," because it may cause no symptoms for a long time.2

More symptoms of Hypertension: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Hypertension, underlying causes of Hypertension, associated conditions for Hypertension, risk factors for Hypertension, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:

1. excerpt from High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease: NIDDK
2. excerpt from Heart Disease & Women Controlling High Blood Pressure A Woman's Guide: NHLBI

Last revision: Nov 13, 2003

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