Hypertension - Symptoms

March 2018

Normal Blood pressure

We define high blood pressure (hypertension) as a chronic increase in blood pressure. Most people with high blood pressure do not know it because the blood pressure evolves insidiously over the years. This is the most common cardiovascular disease and representing the most important risk factor.

Hypertension figures

Normal blood pressure

Blood pressure is normal when it is less than 14/9 or 140/90 mmHg.

High blood pressure

Systolic blood pressure should not be greater than the number 15.
Diastolic blood pressure must not exceed the number 9.
Hypertension is defined as a value greater than 14/9.


The majority of people with high blood pressure has no symptoms. Indeed hypertension is a disease that can remain silent for many years. Insidious disease, high blood pressure evolves silently before causing complications.
Hypertension can be discovered during a doctor's visit or during the onset of complications (heart, brain, kidney ..).
The symptoms than a hypertensive person may experience, occur during hypertensive crises .


Headaches occurring mostly in the morning and located mainly in the neck may indicate an outbreak of severe hypertension.


The sensation of ringing of the ears (tinnitus) may reflect hypertension.

Blurred vision

Some sensations of flies before the eyes can be the witness hypertension.


People with hypertension are often prone to dizziness.


A rapid heart rate may be the result of hypertension.

Respiratory gene

Some difficulties breathing may be the cause of hypertension.


An epistaxis (nosebleeds) may indicate hypertension.

Blood in the urine

An hematuria, blood presence in the urine, may indicate hypertension.

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Original article published by p.horde. Translated by Crashounette. Latest update on November 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM by Crashounette.
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