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Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, demands immediate medical attention because sometimes it's life-threatening. One of the most frightening aspects of this condition is the lack of symptoms. People may be unaware that they need urgent care. Because of this, hypertension is the silent killer. People with a tendency to have high blood pressure should regularly have it checked. Hypertension is a common health problem. Approximately 33% of adults over the age of 20 have it.

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1. Headaches

Hypertension often causes headaches. Typically, headaches associated with hypertension are dull and persistent. Unlike a migraine, these headaches often present all over the head, especially in the back of the head near the neck. They are very similar to stress headaches but often happen more frequently.

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