2. Hypertension may not have any symptoms
Hypertension is called “the silent killer” for good reason. There are usually no signs of high blood pressure. We cannot usually sense what is going on with our blood vessels and don’t know if there is plaque buildup unless we can actually see it.
The fact that hypertension often goes undetected is one reason why it can be a dangerous condition. Many people who don’t feel anything is wrong with them can suddenly have debilitating or fatal heart attacks and strokes.
That is one reason why it is important to have blood pressure tested regularly, particularly if you have a genetic predisposition toward hypertension.