What are the signs and symptoms?
High blood pressure doesn't usually have any symptoms. Anyone can have high blood pressure even if they feel and look fine.
So if there are no symptoms, how do you find out whether you have high blood pressure? The only way is to have your blood pressure checked - which you should do regularly. And the good news is that high blood pressure is very easy to pick up. You can have a quick, simple and painless test from your GP or practice nurse, or you can do it yourself with a home monitoring kit. Be aware, though, that a single high reading doesn’t mean you have high blood pressure, so you need to get your blood pressure measured more than once.