A silent killer, hypertension is to you! By the time it’s symptoms become obvious, it would be when it has caused adverse effects or damages on your body for many years. If not treated, many fatal and serious complications might be witnessed which won’t be promising.
Hypertension complications forms the following:
Heart attack or stroke.
High blood pressure can erupt into atherosclerosis. This is thickening and hardening of the arteries which can lead to heart attack, stroke or other complications.
This is the weakening and bulging of blood vessels which can be a life-threatening scenario if it ruptures.
The heart has to work harder to pump blood against the higher pressure in your vessels. Due to this, the walls of the heart’s pumping chamber might thicken (left ventricular hypertrophy). Following this, there will be less blood circulation in your body’s system due to the thickened muscles. Which can lead to heart failure/heart attack, stroke, arrhythmias or sudden death.
Weakened narrowed kidneys blood vessels.
This might hinder the kidneys proper functioning.
Torned, thickened or narrowed eye’s blood vessels.
This can result in the loss of vision or vision impairment.
This forms a group of your body’s disorders metabolism, including increase in high blood pressure and insulin levels, high triglycerides, decreased High-Density-Lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol or the “good cholesterol,” and increased waist size. These conditions more likely attracts diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
This leads to trouble with your understanding or loss of memory. Your ability to learn, speak, think and remember might be affected by the uncontrolled high blood pressure.
This trouble of memory and understanding concepts is more common and faced by people with high blood pressure.
Transient ischemic attack (TIAs), is the temporary obstruction and blockage of flow of oxygen-rich blood to the brain.
Continuous significant blood flow blockages to the brain cause brain cells to die leading to stroke.
Vascular dementia is when arteries are narrowed or blocked limiting blood flow to the brain. It can also be caused by stroke that interrupts blood flow to brain.
Healthy blood channels (arteries) are always strong and flexible. But hypertension makes the arteries become tighter, tougher and less elastic, which limits or obstructs free blood flow through the channels (arteries/ vessels).
This damage renders the deposition of dietary fats in your arteries that eventually restricts blood flow. This damage arouses increased blood pressure, increased blockages, and eventually, heart attack and stroke.