What Are the Signs of High Blood Pressure?

signs-high-blood-pressure Credit: Image Source/Image Source/Getty Images

There are normally no signs of high blood pressure, unless blood pressure is checked manually, but someone with extremely high or dangerous blood pressure levels may have irregular heartbeats, dizziness or severe headaches. If someone is feeling these symptoms, it is recommended that they go to a doctor immediately because the patient may be experiencing a heart attack or stroke, according to WebMD.

It is recommended that people monitor their blood pressure through regular check ups with their doctor or home blood pressure cuffs. This helps keep track of numbers and lets patients know if they get above safe levels. It is considered high risk when someone reaches a top number that is more than 180 and a bottom number that is more than 110.

If high blood pressure, or hypertension, goes untreated it can lead to serious other health complications or even death. Nosebleeds are commonly thought of as something that people experience with high blood pressure, but only 17 percent of people with high blood pressure have this issue, notes the American Heart Association.

There are other symptoms that are commonly related to high blood pressure, but really have no medical basis, such as blood spots in the eyes, dizziness or flushed faces. People who think they might have high blood pressure should talk to their doctor as soon as possible.