It is quite common for patients to visit the doctor for one illness only to be told that their real problem is high blood pressure.
The physical symptoms of high blood pressure can include giddiness, headaches, blurry vision, tremors, convulsions and difficulty in walking or exerting oneself and clinical depression, among other things.
Difficulty in even minor physical exertion and unusual tiredness may be signs of cardiac damage from high blood pressure. Excessive perspiration and breathlessness can also signal this condition. This is a serious situation and calls for immediate medical attention.
High blood pressure can affect vision causing lesions in the ocular region. If left untreated, it can cause loss of vision.
The problem is that many of these symptoms can cause the physician to suspect other diseases. Sometimes, the high blood pressure can also be a symptom of another underlying problem. Comprehensive testing may be necessary to zero in on the real problem.
In cases where hypertension caused damage to major organs, the real underlying problem (high blood pressure) may be missed. To avoid misdiagnosis, a blood pressure check is routinely done for a wide variety of complaints.
Some of the symptoms of hypertension are similar to those of diabetes. Some are even similar to that of a person who is heavily drunk!
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