Uncontrolled Hypertension Could Trigger Multiorgan Damage


Because one thing and another, hypertension is often not handled properly. Do not let this happen, because it can lead to multiorgan damage including heart and kidney.

Hypertension is characterized by systolic blood pressure above 14 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure above 90 mm Hg. Normal values are 120 mm Hg for systolic and 80 mm Hg for diastolic.

Although dangerous, not all hypertensive patients realize the symptoms until many months or even years. Some aware of, but ignore the medication and diet recommendation for hypertensive patients.

When not handled properly, hypertension would rise to symptoms such as nausea, headache and drowsiness. These conditions will also affect the eyesight, which if left unchecked will continue to deteriorate.

As reported by the Mayo Clinic, Tuesday (6/4/2010), complications that may occur is also not kidding. If not handled promptly, be prepared to receive the bonus as follows:

1. Coronary Artery Diesease
High blood pressure triggers blood vessels damages. This damage will inhibit blood flow, and disrupt the flow of blood throughout the body.

2. Cardiovascular Disease
Damage to blood vessels forces the heart work to adjust blood pressure to normal. If allowed, this condition can trigger heart attacks.

3. Stroke
Brain damage from a stroke caused by narrowing of the arteries that carry oxygen to the brain. High pressure can also solve the blood vessels in the brain, resulting in hemorrhage stroke.

4. Kidney Failure
Rupture of blood vessels can also occur in the kidney. At least, narrowing of blood vessels will reduce renal function in filtering the blood.