High Blood Pressure (Hypertension): Symptoms and More

High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the most dangerous medical conditions because it is very difficult to determine it.

In this article, we are going to understand what are high blood pressure symptoms and how it can be treated. But before that, you need to know that blood pressure is the force of blood on the walls of the arteries.

The normal blood pressure usually measures around 120/80. Anything above 120/80 is a severe condition and requires immediate attention from medical professionals.

What are the high blood pressure symptoms?

High blood pressure symptoms cannot be easily detected at the earliest, because frankly, you can’t tell if one has hypertension unless it’s extremely severe.

Regular body check-ups are an efficient way to measure and keep a check on your blood pressure.

There are some symptoms that can be common to many diseases but can also be a sign of hypertension or high blood pressure. These are mentioned below:

  •       Headache
  •       Fatigue or confusion
  •       Blood in the urine
  •       Irregular Heartbeat
  •       Pain in the chest
  •       Nosebleeds
  •       Difficulty in breathing
  •       Vision Problems
  •       Pounding in the ears, chest, or neck

There are many risks and vulnerability factors that make your body susceptible to high blood pressure. Some of these are as follows:

  1.     Age: Studies have shown that as your age increases, the possibility of developing a high blood pressure condition or hypertension increases. High blood pressure or hypertension is extremely common among the male population. By the age of 64, a lot of men suffer from hypertension. Women, by the age of 65, are likely to develop the problem of hypertension.
  2.     Being obese or way heavier than the normal scale: A lot of diseases come into one’s body when he or she is obese. The more your weight is, the more blood is needed to supply oxygen and nutrients to different parts of your body. As more amount is needed for you to supply oxygen and nutrients, there is more pressure on the blood vessels as the amount of blood flowing through them is more than normal.
  3.     Race: High blood pressure or hypertension is more common in people descending from the African race rather than people from White backgrounds. In Africans, hypertension develops earlier than it does in the white population. Other complications caused by hypertension like stroke or heart attack, etc. are also more common in people from African heritage than White people.
  4.   Too much consumption of alcohol: If one consumes an excessive amount of alcohol, it can damage one’s heart. More than one drink for women and more than two drinks for men can also be the risk factor of causing hypertension.

There are many other risk factors that may give birth to the problem of hypertension. These may stem from unhealthy habits and an unhealthy lifestyle.


In order to treat hypertension or high blood pressure, you must see a doctor who can help you control your blood pressure. If you are overweight, they will recommend you to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Cutting off alcohol and tobacco also helps. Consuming a balanced diet also helps. Certain medications will also be provided to you that may help you control your high blood pressure. 


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