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Hypertension or high blood pressure demands medical attention because it can be life-threatening. One of the most frightening aspects of this condition is the lack of symptoms, which sometimes leaves people unaware they need care. Those with high blood pressure should regularly have it checked. Approximately a third of adults over the age of 20 have this condition.

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1. Headaches

Hypertension causes headaches, often of a dull and persistent nature. Headaches are more likely to develop if blood pressure is very high. These headaches can present in various areas, though the back of the head near the neck is quite common. They tend to feel similar to stress headaches but may happen more frequently.

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