Most people with hypertension develop symptoms only when their condition progresses enough to damage the inner walls of the arteries. In many cases, the first sign of hypertension is a sudden heart attack or stroke. This is why hypertension is often referred to as the "silent killer."
When it comes to treating hypertension, the good news is that there is a wide range of prescription medications available and guidelines have been developed to help clinicians quickly find an effective and well-tolerated treatment regimen for virtually everyone with the condition. .