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People with similar symptoms also use Ubie's symptom checker to find possible causes

  • Have a headache

  • Episode of high blood pressure

  • Not urinating much

  • Pulsating headache

  • Passing slightly less urine than usual

  • Headache on the side of my head

  • Haven't passed urine in more than 12 hours

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is hypertension?

Hypertension is high blood pressure (increased pressure of blood against blood vessel walls). It's classified into primary and secondary. Primary is when the cause is unknown. Secondary is due to underlying conditions, such as kidney or thyroid disease. Risk factors include smoking, being overweight, lack of physical activity, unhealthy diet, excessive alcohol consumption, stress, genetics, etc. There are often no symptoms. If untreated, it can cause health problems, such as heart disease and stroke.

Symptoms of hypertension

  • Episode of high blood pressure (systolic blood pressure of 140mmHg and above)

  • Headache

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • Snoring

  • I experience hot flushes or feelings of overheating

  • Previous or active smoker

  • Diagnosed with heart failure at age 45 or younger

  • History of high cholesterol diagnosis

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hypertension

  • Do you have headaches or a heavy feeling in your head?

  • Are you urinating less?

  • Do you snore while sleeping?

  • Do you have hot flushes or feel overheated?

  • Do you smoke now or have you smoked before (including e-cigarettes)?

Treatment for hypertension

Treatment involves medications to lower blood pressure, as well as lifestyle modifications such as a healthy diet and regular exercise.

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References

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    https://academic.oup.com/ajh/article/4/2_Pt_2/103S/173243

  • Narkiewicz K. Diagnosis and management of hypertension in obesity. Obes Rev. 2006 May;7(2):155-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2006.00226.x. PMID: 16629872.

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  • Oliveras A, de la Sierra A. Resistant hypertension: patient characteristics, risk factors, co-morbidities and outcomes. J Hum Hypertens. 2014 Apr;28(4):213-7. doi: 10.1038/jhh.2013.77. Epub 2013 Aug 29. PMID: 23985879.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/jhh201377

  • Elliott WJ. Systemic hypertension. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2007 Apr;32(4):201-59. doi: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2007.01.002. PMID: 17398315.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0146280607000035?via%3Dihub

  • Judd E, Calhoun DA. Apparent and true resistant hypertension: definition, prevalence and outcomes. J Hum Hypertens. 2014 Aug;28(8):463-8. doi: 10.1038/jhh.2013.140. Epub 2014 Jan 16. PMID: 24430707; PMCID: PMC4090282.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/jhh2013140

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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