The nurse is instructing a patient on the symptoms of hypertension. Additional education is required if the patient states that which of the following is a symptom of high blood pressure?

Feeling of fullness in the head

Explanation

• Hypertension is rarely accompanied by symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they include headache, tinnitus, blurred vision, and dizziness.

• Incorrrect: A feeling of fullness in the head is not associated with hypertension. It often occurs with sinus congestion.

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