“Headache, as a symptom, has a prevalence of about 20 percent in hypertensive urgency.”
The study continued regarding the important symptoms to spot warning of a hypertensive crisis.
A hypertensive crisis is a severe increase in blood pressure that can lead to a stroke.
The study said: “The precise mechanism of hypertensive crisis is not well understood.
“Headache, epistaxis, faintness, psychomotor agitation, chest pain, dyspnoea, neurologic deficits, and less often arrhythmias and paraesthesia’s are the clinical presentations.”