High blood pressure: Sensation in the head with four other signs warning of a crisis


“Headache, as a symptom, has a prevalence of about 20 percent in hypertensive urgency.”

The study continued regarding the important symptoms to spot warning of a hypertensive crisis.

A hypertensive crisis is a severe increase in blood pressure that can lead to a stroke.

The study said: “The precise mechanism of hypertensive crisis is not well understood.

“Headache, epistaxis, faintness, psychomotor agitation, chest pain, dyspnoea, neurologic deficits, and less often arrhythmias and paraesthesia’s are the clinical presentations.”



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