How do I tell if I have high blood pressure?

If gone unchecked and untreated, high blood pressure can cause damage to your internal organs that may result in heart attack or stroke. The first step in treating high blood pressure is in recognizing the symptoms:

  • Severe headache.
  • Anxiety.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Nosebleed.

One thing that’s important to remember is that many people do not experience symptoms of high blood pressure until it’s reached dangerously high levels. In order to determine if you have high blood pressure, see your doctor to have routine tests performed. A simple blood pressure cuff measures your blood pressure.

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