10 symptoms of high blood pressure

3 Vision problems

Vision problems are considered more of a consequence than a symptom of hypertension. Vision problems occur because the chronic high levels of blood pressure can cause damage to the tiny and delicate blood vessels that carry blood to the different parts of the eye.

One of the main problems is retinopathy, which is the damage caused in the retina. Retinopathy can be very serious if not treated early. In extreme circumstances the patient can experience a complete loss of vision.

Another is the choroidopathy, which can be defined as an abnormal fluid accumulation under the retina. Finally, hypertension can also cause optic neuropathy, which is the damage of the optic nerve.

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Aurelysmar Grimán Perozo is a doctor from the Centroccidental University "Lisandro Alvarado", with a diploma degree in occupational medicine, and certified in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and advanced electrocardiography. In addition to her work as a doctor, she also writes as a freelancer in medical research.


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