Eye Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

  posted by: Rio Dianne



Eye Symptoms of High Blood PressureGenerally, high blood pressure is defined as the state wherein the pressure with which the blood flow to the walls of the artery is abnormally high.  In medical term, we call this as hypertension.  When a person is active, say the person is exercising, it is normal that the blood pressure increases.  However, when you are at rest and yet your blood pressure is high then most probably you are suffering from hypertension.  Increase in high blood pressure usually occurs as effects of your body’s wear and tear as well stress which may be work-related.

This incident is termed as the “silent killer” as increase in blood pressure doesn’t usually have any symptoms unless the cases are extreme.  Most people would experience blackouts, dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, and bleeding from the nose.  In extreme cases, a person can experience fits, vomiting, and eye problems that can lead to blindness or blurring of the vision.

Now you know that the symptoms of hypertension are not only related to your cardio-pulmonary system, but also to your eyes.  In this post we will focus with some of the eye symptoms of high blood pressure since there is a link between hypertension and eyesight problems.  We’ll help you find out the signs, diagnose, and suggest treatment caused by hypertension.

Eye Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, when left untreated, can cause damage to your eyes called Hypertensive Retinopathy.  This eye disorder cannot be spotted easily and can only be done via a routine eye test by your doctor in several ophthalmology clinics.  Specifically, your doctor will use an ophthalmoscope to see if there is bleeding at the back of your eye or constriction of the blood vessels as well as swelling of the optic nerve.   One should also watch out for recurring headaches which can also be a sign that you are at risk.

Treatment and Remedies to Prevent High Blood Pressure

As for the treatment, it is very important to control your blood pressure.  The narrowing of your retinal blood vessels can be controlled by regulating your BP.  Also, one should have a complete modification of lifestyle.  You should exercise a lot, avoid sedentary activities, cease smoking, avoid tasks that will aggravate stress, check on your diet, and take all necessary medications religiously.

Hypertension should be taken seriously as this is one of the underlying causes that lead to a number of diseases and disorders.  It shouldn’t be taken lightly as you don’t want to end up with these diseases that will cause you to be unable to do your activities of daily living, right?


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