Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a common condition among adults. High blood pressure is when the long-term force of the blood against your artery is high enough that it may cause heart problems, such as heart disease.
Most cases of high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms. However, in some cases, you might have headaches, shortness of breath, or even nosebleeds. These symptoms usually don’t occur until your high blood pressure has reached a severe stage.