What Are the Symptoms of Hypertension

What Are the Symptoms of Hypertension

What Are the Symptoms of Hypertension?

When blood pressure reaches 180/110 mmHg or higher, patients may experience the following symptoms:

• Unrelenting headache persisting for several days

• Upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting

• Lightheadedness and dizziness

• Nosebleeds

• Irregular heartbeat

• Shortness of breath

What Are the Complications Associated with Hypertension? Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to cardiovascular diseases and other diseases, including the following:

• Heart attack and stroke. Hypertension induces atherosclerosis, and it can lead to heart attack and stroke.

• Aneurysm. Hypertension weakens the arterial vessel to form a blood-filled bulge in the arterial wall, called an aneurysm. The eruption of an aneurysm in the arterial wall can be a life- threatening event.

• Blindness. Hypertension thickens and narrows the arterial wall in the eyes, leading to blindness.

• Cognitive decline. Hypertensive patients are prone to cognitive and memory decline.