High blood pressure refers to a common condition where the long-term force of blood against our artery walls is high enough to eventually cause health problems such as heart disease. Our blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood our heart pumps and the extent of resistance to blood flow in our arteries. In simple terms, the more blood our heart pumps and the narrower our arteries, the higher our blood pressure. Here is a list of the symptoms of high blood pressure.
Common symptoms of high blood pressure
- Consistent headaches
- Feeling of nausea & uneasiness
- Discomfort in the stomach with a consistent urge to vomit
- Dizziness & feeling lightheaded
- Feeling of unsteadiness & vertigo
- Blurred or double vision (diplopia)
- Breathlessness or shortness of breath
Common symptoms for children with high blood pressure
- Regular headaches
- Feeling of fatigue
- Blurred vision
- Bell’s palsy (an inability to control facial muscles on one side of the face)
High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension is a major health issue today, which typically do not have many symptoms, but can have serious health consequences, if not treated in time.