Symptoms can include any or all of the following:
Sometimes, despite a dangerous rise in blood pressure, there are no symptoms at all.
The doctor will do a complete neurological and medical examination. Patients must tell their doctor all medications they are currently taking and all medications they've taken in the past, to help determine which tests are necessary.
Tests may include:
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