Hypertension or high blood pressure increases the risk of cardiovascular events and is often asymptomatic. Blood pressure is recorded as systolic, the force at which the heart pumps blood around the body, and diastolic pressure, the resistance to the blood ow in blood vessels. High blood pressure can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and vascular dementia.
- Chest pain
- Dizzy spells
- Dull headaches
- Pounding in the ears, neck, or chest
- Difficulty breathing