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

5. Lightheadedness

High blood pressure symptoms are quite varied depending on each patient. Some would feel lightheadedness and muscle weakness, sometimes associated with the severity of the headache. They may also feel difficulty to maintain their balance, walk, and even speak properly. Lightheadedness and dizziness in hypertension are not a continuous symptom. They only appear when patients reach a life-threatening reading and need urgent medical assistance to prevent any adverse event.

Sometimes, dizziness and lightheadedness are caused by the continuous tension of the blood in the brain tissue, but other times it is caused by a severe problem such as stroke. Thus, do not take this symptom lightly, especially when accompanied by others on this list.