High Blood Pressure

Signs and Symptoms


What are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure? Usually none. That’s why many people don’t realize they have high blood pressure. It’s often found during a routine office visit when your health care provider checks your blood pressure along with other vital signs.

In some cases, people with more severe hypertension may have:
  • severe headaches
  • vision changes
  • nausea/vomiting
  • nosebleeds
  • confusion

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Updated: November 2017 | Published: June 2016
Editorial Team Lead: Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA
Medical Reviewer: John D. Bisognano, MD, PhD, FACC

Infographic: High Blood Pressure