Can Headache on Top of Head Be a Hypertension Symptom?

Hypertension has many hereditary and environmental symptoms. One of the most common of these symptoms is a headache on top of  head. However, it can sometimes be challenging to understand whether the pain is due to hypertension since headache is a symptom of many diseases. 

The first question that comes to mind regarding the headache disorder associated with hypertension is how high blood pressure headache is felt. We provide information about how high blood pressure headaches are felt and other symptoms of hypertension in this article based on the experience and knowledge of our doctors and experts.

Symptoms of Hypertension Headaches

Many people do not experience high blood pressure and hypertension symptoms unless their blood pressure is dangerously high. High blood pressure headaches typically occur on both sides of the head. If you are suffering from head pain on top of your head (at the “hair-band” area), it can probably be a hypertension headache. And Hypertension headaches tend to pulsate and get worse with physical activity.

High blood pressure affects the blood-brain barrier and can cause headaches on top of head. In addition, high blood pressure causes pressure on top of the head and the brain is exposed to stress. Thus, it can cause blood to leak from blood vessels in the brain. This condition causes edema or swelling of the brain. Because the brain sits inside the skull and has no area to expand. The swelling puts more pressure on the brain and causes headaches, dizziness, nausea, confusion, weakness, seizures, and blurred vision. If a person has treatment to lower his blood pressure, the symptoms usually resolve within an hour.

Rebound headaches, as another tension-type headache, mainly occur daily or nearly every day, worsen in the morning.

Neck pain is a type of pain resulting from hypertension and is known as one of the tension headaches. If your neck is in pain, it can be telling you that the signalling system between your brain and the neck is not working correctly. Tenderness or sensitivity around your neck, forehead, scalp, or shoulder muscles are, some other symptoms you may feel if your headache is hypertension-related.

People with high blood pressure do not always have the same symptoms. Because of this, it is known as a silent killer. If a person has dangerously high blood pressure but no other symptoms, the condition is called hypertensive urgency. If they are experiencing additional symptoms, it is a hypertensive emergency.

If your blood pressure is below 120/80 mm Hg, it is normal. High blood pressure is a systolic pressure ranging from 120 to 129 mm Hg and a diastolic pressure below 80 mm Hg. High blood pressure worsens over time unless steps are taken to control blood pressure.

Other types of headache disorders (other than hypertension)
· Cluster Headaches
· Migraine Headaches
· Allergy or Sinus Headaches
· Hormone Headaches
· Caffeine Headaches
· Exertion headaches
· Post Traumatic Headaches
*Some of the above can be treated with pain relievers to remove the headache pain.

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If You Suspect High Blood Pressure & Headache on Top of Head

Stage 1 hypertension is a systolic pressure ranging from 130 to 139 mm Hg or a diastolic pressure ranging from 80 to 89 mm Hg.
Stage 2 hypertension is a systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or higher and a diastolic pressure of 90 mm Hg or higher.

According to these values, if you suspect high blood pressure, We would be honored to welcome you to our centers. You will learn and practice in the best way how to overcome hypertension and how to live without fear of it in the treatment program that we have prepared entirely personally.

If you have hypertension and want to take an essential step for your health, we strongly recommend that you meet our staff. Even if you do not choose us for your hypertension treatment after meeting, you will see that our centers are designed with the finest detail in mind and how experienced our team is on the subject.

Remember that an effective treatment for your hypertension will increase your living standards and help you be freer in daily life. Because unless hypertension is treated, it will affect many areas in your life, such as the food you will eat and the problems in your mind.

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MD, General & Abdominal Surgery Specialist

Cengiz Babacan

Dr Babacan, who has been focusing on healthy living and digestive system health since 2011, provides training and consultancy services on healthy digestion, abdominal examination and evaluation, and applied kinesiology and abdominal restoration applications TheLifeCo. He has also worked on check-up, preventive medicine, and health management at the INDOMED Health Control Center throughout his professional life. He continued his studies periodically at the Cleveland Clinic and M.D. Anderson hospitals in the United States. Following the Intermed Medical Center in Turkey. Dr Cengiz Babacan has completed his medical education at Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty at Istanbul University, where he also received his general surgery and abdominal surgery specialization in 1983.

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