High blood pres­sure symp­toms: Feel­ing pul­sa­tions on this part of your body could be a sign

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High blood pres­sure symp­toms are rarely no­tice­able, but if symp­toms do show, some of the more com­mon ones in­clude short­ness of breath, headaches and chest pain.

If the con­di­tion is left un­treated, se­ri­ous health prob­lems can arise, in­clud­ing a heart at­tack, ex­press.co.uk wrote.

While hav­ing your blood pres­sure checked by your GP is the best way to find out if you have high blood pres­sure, an­other test can be if you feel pul­sat­ing on a par­tic­u­lar part of the body.

Feel­ing pul­sa­tions on your neck is a symp­tom of high blood pres­sure to watch out for, ac­cord­ing to Su­per­drug’s On­line Doc­tor.

Feel­ing pul­sa­tions on your neck is a symp­tom of high blood pres­sure to watch out for

It ex­plains: “It is un­likely what you’re ex­pe­ri­enc­ing is symp­toms of high blood pres­sure – you might be wor­ried you have symp­toms of high blood pres­sure.

But, the truth is, that the vast ma­jor­ity of pa­tients with high blood pres­sure have no symp­toms at all.

“This means they have no idea they have it. High blood pres­sure is known as ‘the silent killer’.”

It fur­ther ex­plains that feel­ing pul­sa­tions on your neck could be due to height­ened aware­ness of your body and is most of­ten due to anx­i­ety.

Other symp­toms it lists in­clude: • Headaches • Dizzy spells • Fa­cial flush­ing • Vis­ual symp­toms – see­ing floaters • Nau­sea • Feel­ing rush­ing of blood in your ears

• Pal­pi­ta­tions

Three im­por­tant symp­toms of high blood pres­sure to be aware of, and per­haps the more phys­i­cally ob­vi­ous ones, are bleed­ing from three ar­eas of the body.

Blood in urine

Blood in urine could oc­cur be­cause high blood pres­sure is a risk fac­tor for kid­ney dis­ease, which can cause small amounts of blood when you wee.

But it should also be noted that blood in the urine could also be a sign of a uri­nary tract in­fec­tion (URI), kid­ney stones or en­larged prostate.

Nose­bleeds

Nose bleeds oc­cur when frag­ile, poorly sup­ported blood ves­sels run­ning through the lin­ing of the nose are dam­aged, ex­plained Dr. Sarah Brewer on her web­site My­lowerblood­pres­sure.com.

She added: “It makes sense that hav­ing a high blood pres­sure could dis­tend these del­i­cate blood ves­sels and in­crease the chance of a spon­ta­neous nose bleed.”

Brewer cited a study which con­firmed the risk of nose bleed­ing was 53 per­cent to 86 per­cent greater in peo­ple with hy­per­ten­sion than in those whose blood pres­sure was classed as nor­mal.

There have been many stud­ies which have found the link be­tween high blood pres­sure and nose bleeds.

Brewer said: “It’s im­por­tant to con­trol blood pres­sure prop­erly to pre­vent per­sis­tent nose bleeds.

“A per­sis­tent nose­bleed (epis­taxis) was sig­nif­i­cantly more fre­quent in peo­ple with hy­per­ten­sion than in those with­out (26 per­cent ver­sus 8 per­cent) ac­cord­ing to the records of peo­ple vis­it­ing an emer­gency depart­ment.

“Those with per­sis­tent nose bleed­ing had a sig­nif­i­cantly higher sys­tolic blood pres­sure (av­er­age 181.3mmhg) com­pared with peo­ple pre­sent­ing with other emer­gency con­di­tions (156.6 mmhg, which is also raised partly due to the stress and anx­i­ety in­volved).”

Bleed­ing eye

Tiny blood ves­sels sup­ply blood to the eye, and just like other blood ves­sels in the body, they too can be dam­aged by high blood pres­sure, ex­plains Mayo Clinic.

“High blood pres­sure can dam­age the ves­sels sup­ply­ing blood to your retina, caus­ing retinopa­thy,” it said.

“This con­di­tion can lead to bleed­ing in the eye, blurred vi­sion and com­plete loss of vi­sion.

“If you also have not di­a­betes and high blood pres­sure, you’re at an even greater risk.”

Sim­ple lifestyle changes, par­tic­u­larly to diet, are rec­om­mended for re­duc­ing high blood pres­sure.

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