It is common to have no symptoms of uncontrolled hypertension until the condition causes a health-related problem. Ongoing damage to other organs affected by hypertension may be occurring silently without the patient being aware that they have hypertension.
Some people may present with:
It is often likely that patients present with other conditions that are related to hypertension such as:
In the absence of any specific symptoms, diagnosis is usually made at a routine visit to a patients’ General Practitioner where their blood pressure may be tested or after a patient has presented with a condition caused by uncontrolled hypertension.
Hypertension is classified into a number of ranges: