Health Issue: Hypertension
Symptoms and Types
What are some of the Symptoms of hypertension? *Your health care provider should perform a physical exam and check your blood pressure.
- Chest pain
- Ear noise or buzzing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Vision changes
- Most of the time, there are no symptoms
If you have a severe headache or any of the symptoms above, see your doctor right away. These may be signs of a complication or dangerously high blood pressure called malignant hypertension.
The goal of treatment is to reduce blood pressure so that you have a lower risk of complications.
There are many different medicines that can be used to treat high blood pressure, including:
- Alpha blockers
- Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
- Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)
- Calcium channel blockers
- Central alpha agonists
- Renin inhibitors, including aliskiren (Tekturna)