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