High blood pressure is a common condition that affects more than 25 percent of adults in the UK
It is referred to as a "silent killer" because it is not always possible to know if you are suffering from this condition
Common symptoms of high blood pressure include nosebleeds, blurred vision and stomach pain
But you might also be at risk for the condition, which is also known as hypertension, if you hear your heartbeat
palpitations Being one of the earliest signs of high blood pressure, Bupa UK said
Palpetting makes people feel their own heartbeat. It could feel like a pounding in the chest, added the British Heart Foundation.
It could even be felt on the nape of the neck or heard in the ears when lying down,
"Palpitations describe the sensation of you feeling your own heart beating," said the British Heart Foundation.
"They often feel like a flutter, pounding, a beat, or a movement in your chest that you can feel on your neck or through your ear when you lie
" Palpitations are common and for the most part Humans are harmless, but they can be very uncomfortable. "
Heart palpitations could be a sign of hypertension, and should be seen by a doctor, Bupa UK added 1
"You can see your GP if you get a combination of one of these symptoms frequently," it said.
You may be alerting to hypertension or something else, that needs to be treated. "
Hypertension puts additional pressure on blood vessels and vital organs, according to the NHS.
Early diagnosis of hypertension is crucial as it increases the risk of fatal conditions, including heart attacks and strokes.
But you could lower your risk of high blood pressure by eating a healthy, balanced diet.
Reduce the amount of salt in your diet to prevent high blood pressure.
Everyone should try to consume less than 6g of salt in one day – about one teaspoon full.