High blood pressure is when the pressure of blood in the body is too high, putting extra strain on the blood vessels, heart, brain, kidneys and eyes.
It’s important to know if you have the condition, otherwise known as hypertension, as if left untreated it can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions such as heart problems and strokes.
As high blood pressure mostly develops without symptoms, the only way to really know if you have it is to get your blood pressure checked.
According to the NHS, more than a quarter of adults in the UK have high blood pressure, many of which won’t even realise it.
Because of this, high blood pressure is known as ‘the silent killer’.
However, in some cases, high blood pressure could be detected if you experience certain visual symptoms.
According to Superdrug Online Doctor, seeing floaters or blood spots in your vision could be a sign of high blood pressure.
Seeing floaters and blood spots is quite a common thing for people to experience, and is not likely to actually mean you have high blood pressure. However, you should get regular eye checks just in case.
Other potential symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches, dizzy spells, facial flushing, nosebleeds and nausea.
Feeling pulsations on your neck or rushing blood in your ears, and having palpitations could also be a sign.
However, these are more likely to mean something other than high blood pressure.
Headaches, for example, are very common, and can be caused by stress, medication or linked to migraines or sinusitis.
Dizzy spells could be caused by fainting, pregnancy, anxiety, side effects of drugs and withdrawal symptoms.
Facial flushing could be due to drinking alcohol, being too hot, eating spicy food, food allergies, skin allergies, or hot flushes associated with the menopause.
Nosebleeds are mostly due to weakness in the blood vessels in the inner lining of part of the nose.
Nausea could be related to pregnancy, gastroenteritis, as a side effect of some types of medication, alcohol, and sometimes even due to anxiety.
Feeling pulsations on your neck or rushing of blood in your ears is most often due to anxiety.
Palpitations can be a sign of rhythm disturbances in the heart, but most often are harmless and due to anxiety.
“It is unlikely what you’re experiencing is symptoms of high blood pressure – you might be worried you have symptoms of high blood pressure,” said Superdrug Online Doctor.
“However, the truth is, that the vast majority of patients with high blood pressure have no symptoms at all.”
Source : https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/1018276/high-blood-pressure-symptoms-vision-problems