High Blood Pressure (Hypertension); The 10 Most Common Symptoms

3. Headaches

Patients with hypertension in the emergency room often come in a hurry because they have a severe headache that is not relieved by over-the-counter medications or feels “different” from other times.

Hypertension increases the volume of blood in the brain and causes an alteration to the tension in these blood vessels. When there is a hypertensive crisis, this continuous tension in the brain blood vessels would ultimately cause a headache. It is commonly experienced with a noticeable pulse in your temples, and it can be a serious alarm sign when it appears all of a sudden, when it is severe and crippling, and when it is accompanied with other symptoms such as muscle weakness, body paralysis or loss of sensitivity.