Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure is an asymptomatic condition, which means elevated blood pressure values do not produce specific symptoms.

Person holding a hand to his head with a symbol of a lightning bolt above it indicating a headache

Many patients link headache (cephalea) to high blood pressure; however, in most cases it is the other way around—headache causes an increase in blood pressure.

Besides the high blood pressure values, most hypertensive patients do not present any other signs apart from those directly caused by the actual hypertension.

Substantiated information by:

Antonio Coca Payeras
Cristina Sierra Benito
Dolors Estrada Raventós
Miguel Camafort Babkowski
Mónica Doménech Feria-Carot
Rosa Soriano Giménez

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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