High Blood Pressure

Check Symptoms of Eye in High Blood Pressure, it May Even Cause Blindness

High blood pressure is generally defined as the state in which the pressure with which the blood flow through the arteries is quite abnormally high. The medical term for High blood pressure is Hypertension. High blood pressure is a relatively newer phenomenon and many believe that it is due to the daily wear and tear of the body, the fast paced life, pollution and work related stress.

High blood pressure is also termed as the “Silent killer”  for the fact that it's symptoms are hardly traceable. But still we can point out some of the general symptoms of high blood pressure which include dizziness, fatigue, bleeding from the nose, headache etc,. In the severe cases one can experience breathing problems, anxiety, an unusual thirst, vomiting and sometimes blood with urine whereas in the most dangerous cases one can even go to coma. Eye symptoms of high blood pressure include a blurred vision.

Since our topic of article is eye symptoms of high blood pressure, we will limit our discussion to only the problems caused to the eye by Hypertension. Untreated hypertension can create problems in the retina of the eye where images are formed. This eye disorder is called Hypertensive retinopathy. This disorder cannot be detected easily and only through a routine eye test by the doctor it would come to the fore. The main symptoms you can look out for are acute headaches and vision problems. Regarding the treatment available the best is to control your blood pressure and for this you have to exercise a lot, keep a check on your a diet and take all the necessary medications regularly.

Hypertension is a disease that should not be taken lightly as it is a precursor to a number of deadly diseases like heart attacks, strokes, kidney and liver disorders and in the case of eye it can result in blindness as well.