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8 Signs You Have High Blood Pressure & How to Control It

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High Blood Pressure, also commonly called as hypertension is a condition where there is increased pressure of the flow of blood against the artery walls. Blood pressure is generally estimated by the resistance to blood flow in the arteries and the blood the heart pumps. High blood pressure affects many people and is a common medical condition these days. 

Luckily, high blood pressure can be detected at an early stage and treatment can begin immediately. So how do you identify whether you are having high blood pressure? Listed below are signs you have high blood pressure.

Headaches

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Since headaches are common, it is difficult to identify the underlying cause of it. However, chronic headaches can occur due to high blood pressure. So if you are experiencing any explained headaches and the frequency is increasing, contact your doctor right away.

Breathlessness

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If you do not suffer from asthma or wheezing, then breathlessness can be a serious sign of high blood pressure. If the frequency increase, you may be suffering from hypertension.

Blurred vision

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The optic nerve of the eye which is located behind the eye usually gets affected due to high blood pressure. Any instances of blurred vision could indicate hypertension.

Nausea and vomiting

We often tend to ignore these basic signs like nausea and vomiting. Otherwise we tend to related it to indigestion or other stomach disorders. But watch out, it is a common symptom of high blood pressure, as hypertension disturbs the normal functioning of the digestive system.

Nose bleeding

Nose contains tiny blood vessels that can rupture when the pressure in flow of blood increases. High blood pressure can rupture these tiny blood vessels in the nose and cause them to bleed.

Dizziness

Any change in blood pressure makes the heart pump harder. Sudden increase in the pressure makes the heart pump harder due to which the body gets fatigued making people feel light-headed or dizzy.

Chest Pain

Since the heart pumps harder due to increase in blood pressure, there are chances that the walls of the chest are strained. Hence those experiencing frequent chest pain could be suffering from high blood pressure.