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Although hypertension is a common condition among adults, it is still a very serious diagnosis. High blood pressure can have a lasting effect on your health if left untreated. Those who have hypertension are at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and other major illnesses. Luckily, it is very easy to treat and manage. If you work closely with your doctor to catch any signs of high blood pressure, you can develop a plan to maintain it. What are some of the signs and symptoms you should watch for in order to find out if you suffer from hypertension?

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1. Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds can be caused by many things, and are most often a result of dry nasal passages. Internal and external trauma, like an injury or inserting something into the nose, can lead to nosebleeds as well. However, nosebleeds can also be a sign of hypertension. If you find that you have regular nosebleeds that can't be explained by environmental factors like dry air or cold weather, you should talk to your doctor to determine a cause. If your nosebleeds are accompanied by other hypertension symptoms, you may be having a hypertensive crisis and should seek medical care.

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