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High Blood Pressure

Reasons behind signs and symptoms

03/12/2008

Question:

Why does the nape hurts when you get hypertensive? Why do you get dizzy? When you get dizzy, is it the organ of corti or a part of the brain that gets stirred thats why you feel that way? Why do you get nausea and vomitting?

Answer:

Hypertension is usually asymptomatic.  However, severe elevations of blood pressure can cause a variety of symptoms, including headache, confusion, dizziness, somnolence, nausea and vision problems.

Such symptoms are the sign of dangerous levels of blood pressure and require immediate medical attention.

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Response by:

Max C Reif, MD Max C Reif, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director of Hypertension Section
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati