Q: Does high blood pressure cause ear ache, severe neck pain and a sound in the ear? Each time I feel these symptoms, and I check my bp I will notice a slight increase. I would like to know all the symptoms of high blood pressure. Thank you.
A: High blood pressure does not cause symptoms until it is too late. That is why the disease is known as the silent killer. Hypertension often is not diagnosed until someone is in the emergency room with a stroke or heart attack. Many people report they can tell their pressure is up by the way the feel but studies have not shown this to be true. To read the evidence go to this page at Heart.org.