Surprising Symptom of High Blood Pressure You Don’t Know About

bp and urinationHigh blood pressure is often difficult to diagnose unless you’re tested because it doesn’t cause many symptoms. This means you can live with hypertension for quite some time until it becomes very severe and a cardiac-related event occurs as a result.

Living with hypertension is very dangerous, as it can damage the arteries and veins, eyes, and above all, the heart, greatly increasing your risk of heart attack or stroke.


Aside from a cardiac event occurring when blood pressure is severely high, there is another symptom to look out for which could save your life. Among those with high blood pressure – or malignant hypertension, where blood pressure spikes suddenly and extremely – they may experience a decrease in urinary output.

Reduced urinary output is considered less than 400 ml over 24 hours.

Whenever a person experiences reduced urinary output without changing your fluid intake, it could be a sign of many health issues, so it’s important that you speak to your doctor. Reduced urinary output in malignant hypertension could be a sign of a hypertensive crisis.

Other symptoms of malignant hypertension include a headache, vision problems, chest pain, nosebleeds, blood in urine, nausea, and vomiting.

Your blood pressure reading, if you have malignant hypertension, would read 180/120 mmHg. If you experience blood pressure levels this high, seek out medical assistance right away.

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Author Bio

Mohan Garikiparithi got his degree in medicine from Osmania University (University of Health Sciences). He practiced clinical medicine for over a decade before he shifted his focus to the field of health communications. During his active practice he served as the head of the Dept. of Microbiology in a diagnostic centre in India. On a three-year communications program in Germany, Mohan developed a keen interest in German Medicine (Homoeopathy), and other alternative systems of medicine. He now advocates treating different medical conditions without the use of traditional drugs. An ardent squash player, Mohan believes in the importance of fitness and wellness.


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