Here are the 5 signs to warn you

Arterial hypertension (HTA) is a chronic pathology defined by an excessive increase in pressure in the arteries and is often diagnosed late because it generally does not cause any clinical symptoms. That’s why it’s portrayed as a “silent killer.” But some signs can still warn you.


This disease, which affects 1 in 3 adults according to the World Health Organization (WHO), can particularly cause headaches with fatigue. Most often the headaches are localized at the back of the head and appear in the morning after waking up.

As a reminder, blood pressure is considered high when the systolic pressure is above 140 mmHg and/or the diastolic pressure is above 90 mmHg. It is calculated using a device called a tensiometer, which is an inflatable bracelet connected to a dial.

Note, however, that a single blood pressure reading is not enough to make this diagnosis. High numbers during a measurement do not necessarily mean that you have permanent high blood pressure.

vision problems

High blood pressure, one of the main risk factors for heart disease, kidney failure and stroke, can also cause dizziness and blurred vision.

Hypertension can lead to the appearance of haze, spots, dots or black threads in the field of vision and give the impression of seeing “flying flies”.


Another sign: excessive sweating. Sweating for no apparent reason can be a sign of high blood pressure. This cardiovascular disease affects almost half of people over the age of 65, with aging leading to a loss of elasticity in the arteries.

But other factors can make high blood pressure worse, such as: B. Obesity, lack of exercise, tobacco, alcohol or even excessive salt consumption.


Nosebleeds are also on the list of the most important suggestive symptoms. Arterial hypertension, which affects around 14.5 million people (25% of men and 18% of women) in France, can actually cause a small nosebleed after blood vessel rupture.

ringing in the ear

Finally, listen to your ears. High blood pressure is likely to alter the microcirculation in the inner ear, which can cause buzzing, whistling, or even reduced hearing.

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