Symptoms of Hypertension
by Debra Wood, RN
Hypertension usually does not cause symptoms, and this is why it may go undiagnosed if unchecked. Your organs and tissues can be damaged by high blood pressure without feeling any symptoms.
Occasionally, if blood pressure reaches extreme levels, you may experience the following symptoms:
High blood pressure. American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org/ . Accessed June 18, 2009.
High blood pressure. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Hbp/HBP_WhatIs.html . Updated November 2008. Accessed June 18, 2009.
Last reviewed September 2012 by Michael J. Fucci, DO
Last Updated: 09/11/2012