• Question: i have a friend who told me that recently she has been having severe headaches and she fears that she might be having hypertension can this happen?

    Asked by 279purple26 to Jelili, Noel, Robinson, Shilla, Simon on 28 May 2018.
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      Simon Masha answered on 28 May 2018:

      You may want to advise your friend to visit a doctor for proper diagnosis of why she is having severe headaches. Most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels. A few people with high blood pressure may have headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but these signs and symptoms aren’t specific and usually don’t occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage.