There are many health conditions that will alert your body as they are developing. Unfortunately, high blood pressure isn’t one of those conditions that will alert you to its presence.
It will quietly continue to creep up on you, and as it develops, it can put your organs at risk of damage and then put you at risk of having a heart attack. In the beginning stages, your body will have what’s called prehypertension.
During this stage, you’re technically in the warning zone. Your body’s blood pressure numbers are usually not higher than 139/89 and you won’t notice anything different with how you look or how you feel.
Recognize These High Blood Pressure Signs
If your prehypertension moves onto the next level of the condition into hypertension level 1, there still won’t be any shocking symptoms. There are, however, some organs in your body that can be impacted by hypertension and you might notice some changes in those organs.
You might notice that your vision has changed. Your vision can change for a number of reasons, but it can be a sign that your blood pressure is higher than it should be.
High blood pressure can affect the eyesight because untreated, hypertension can cause damage to blood vessels. This is why eye doctors tell patients to pay attention to anything unusual that happens with their vision.
For example, you might have some floaters and these are fairly common. However, people with high blood pressure can get floaters even in their twenties before they’re officially diagnosed.
Vertigo or feeling dizzy is one of the most common complaints doctors deal with and pinning down the cause can be difficult. However, being dizzy can be a sign that there’s a problem with your blood pressure.
By the time there are noticeable symptoms that are commonly associated with high blood pressure, you’ve probably had the condition for awhile and these symptoms can be severe by the time you seek help.
What many people notice with high blood pressure are severe headaches that constantly reoccur. You may also experience feeling more tired than usual and may even have trouble understanding what’s going on around you.
In cases of very high blood pressure, you may experience pain in your chest and have trouble drawing in a breath. You may feel your heart “skipping beats” and may feel nauseated.
It can also can cause you to vomit and it can also cause nosebleeds. Having high blood pressure can also cause tinnitus.
High blood pressure can be caught before it causes any problems for your body by having your level checked regularly.
You can do this at your doctor’s office or you can check it yourself at home using a home monitoring machine.