High blood pressure also known as hypertension is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke. Symptoms of high blood pressure may have headaches, shortness of breath or nosebleeds, but these signs and symptoms aren't specific and usually don't occur until high blood pressure has reached a severe or life-threatening stage. There are two types of high blood pressure primary and secondary hypertension. High BP is treated by general physicians or cardiologists.