What are the 5 complications of hypertension?
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to complications including:
- Heart attack or stroke.
- Heart failure.
- Weakened and narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys.
- Thickened, narrowed or torn blood vessels in the eyes.
- Metabolic syndrome.
- Trouble with memory or understanding.
How does hypertension cause vascular damage?
Hypertension gradually increases the pressure of blood flowing through your arteries. As a result, you might have: Damaged and narrowed arteries. High blood pressure can damage the cells of your arteries’ inner lining.
Is hypertensive vascular disease the same as hypertension?
Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart problems that occur because of high blood pressure that is present over a long time. Hypertension is a disorder characterized by consistently high blood pressure.
How does hypertensive vascular disease impact the heart?
When high blood pressure causes the blood vessels to become narrow, blood flow to the heart can slow or stop. This condition is known as coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease. CHD makes it difficult for your heart to function and supply the rest of your organs with blood.
Can hypertensive heart disease be reversed?
A: Although we can’t cure heart disease, we can make it better. Most forms of heart disease are very treatable today. There is some evidence that normalizing high blood pressure and lowering cholesterol to very low levels will partially reverse plaques in the coronary arteries.
Is high blood pressure a vascular disorder?
High blood pressure is by far the most common type of vascular disease, affecting nearly half of adults in the United States – roughly 100 million. Peripheral artery disease, atherosclerosis, and carotid artery disease are other vascular diseases that impact health.
What heart problem causes high blood pressure?
Hypertensive heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death associated with high blood pressure. It refers to a group of disorders that includes heart failure, ischemic heart disease, and left ventricular hypertrophy (excessive thickening of the heart muscle).