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The Unexpected Warning Signs of High Blood Pressure

You’re probably familiar with having your blood pressure checked at the doctor’s office. That Velcro armband tightens around your bicep and you pray that the number isn’t too high. But did you know you can also tell if your blood pressure is high without setting foot in a doctor’s office?

Some unexpected symptoms signal blood pressure trouble. Not sure what they are? That’s where we come in.

A heartbeat in your ear

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Tensed mature woman sitting in bed. A symptom you should never ignore. | Wavebreakmedia/iStock/Getty Images

Tinnitus is a common and usually harmless condition in which you hear noise, sometimes a clicking or whooshing, in one or both of your ears. But blood vessel disorder pulsatile tinnitus can cause you to hear your heartbeat in your ears. Mayo Clinic explains that high blood pressure, or hypertension, can trigger this sensation, and can be exacerbated by stress, caffeine, or alcohol. Your best bet is to contact your doctor if you’re experiencing these symptoms.

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