High blood pressure often presents few or no symptoms, reports the American Heart Association. When symptoms present themselves, it is during hypertensive crisis, which can cause severe headaches, anxiety, shortness of b... More »

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People with close blood relatives who have a history of high blood pressure are more likely to develop the condition, reports the American Heart Association. Old age, gender, a sedentary lifestyle, an unhealthy diet and ... More »

The majority of those afflicted by high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension, experience no symptoms at all, even when blood pressure reaches dangerous levels. Those who do experience symptoms may have chest... More »

High blood pressure strains the blood vessels in the eye and the optic nerve, according to the American Heart Association. It has the potential to cause permanent vision changes. High blood pressure also causes strokes, ... More »

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High blood pressure in an individual is generally asymptomatic, states the American Heart Association. Some individuals experience dizziness, blood spots in the eyes, and facial flushing, or red, hot skin of the face. Sy... More »

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High blood pressure responds well to healthy lifestyle changes, such as cutting back on sodium and alcohol, exercising frequently, quitting smoking and eating a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, notes Mayo Clinic... More »

High blood pressure first thing in the morning is a possible sign of one of a number of health problems, according to Mayo Clinic. Normally, blood pressure begins to climb a couple of hours before waking and keeps rising... More »

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