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Hypertension/high blood pressure health centre

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Symptoms & types

Are there hypertension symptoms? What are the complications of high blood pressure? Learn about hypertension, its symptoms, complications, and types.

Symptoms

One of the most dangerous aspects of hypertension is that you may not know that you have it. Nearly one-third of people who have hypertension don't know it. There are signs of extremely high blood pressure. Learn the signs to look out for.

Learn more about hypertension in children.

Complications

Heart disease is the number one cause of death associated with hypertension. Learn more about related heart conditions and how they are diagnosed and treated.

A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area in the brain is cut off, and people who have hypertension are four to six times more likely to have a stroke. Learn your risk factors and the warning signs of stroke and what to do in a stroke emergency.

Hypertension is a major cause of kidney disease and kidney failure. Find out about the symptoms to watch for and the treatment options.

Untreated hypertension can affect your eyesight, causing damage to the blood vessels in the retina. This is called hypertensive retinopathy. Find out more about this condition and its prevention.

Read more about how high blood pressure leads to erectile dysfunction.

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