Understanding Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Stroke- hardening or thickening of arteries may cause stroke that interrupts blood supply in brain that may cause neurological damage.
- Vision loss- torn vessels in eye might cause vision loss
- Kidney failure- weakened arteries in the kidney may cause kidney failure
- Coronary heart disease- clots block the blood supply to heart
- Aneurysm- high blood pressure may cause weakening of artery wall and consequently its bulging, rupture of which can be fatal
- Metabolic syndrome- includes increased waist circumference, high triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL), high blood pressure, and high insulin levels.
- Peripheral artery disease- caused due to arteriosclerosis, when blood flow is diminished to the distal parts of the body like our fingers.