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What are the symptoms of high blood pressure in men?

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While a large percentage of men with high blood pressure have no outward symptoms of the problem, when blood pressure gets extremely high, headaches, vision problems and fatigue occur, according to WebMD. Other symptoms of very high blood pressure include chest pain, a difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, blood in the urine and a pounding in the chest, ears or neck. If any of these occur, seek medical help promptly.

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When symptoms of high blood pressure occur, it can signify a hypertensive crisis, which can occur before a stroke or heart attack, according to WebMD. Having blood pressure taken is the only sure way to know that someone is suffering from high blood pressure. Once high blood pressure has been identified, it must be treated. Failure to control high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart disease, kidney failure and eye problems.

Blood pressure typically increases with age, and the risk of high blood pressure for men begins to climb significantly over the age of 45, according to WebMD. A family history of high blood pressure and obesity increases a man's risk for developing high blood pressure. One in three people in the United States suffers from undiagnosed high blood pressure.

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