Other possible damage to organs by hypertension

Untreated hypertension can cause damages to organs of the body.

In addition, the arteriosclerosis-related vascular blockages in the pelvic and leg vessels may lead to damage to the retina of the eyes (high blood pressure related retinopathy) which, on a long-term basis, impairs vision.

Hypertension generally leads to rigid and brittle blood vessels. If fat and scale are then deposited in the blood vessels, their diameter is reduced, leading to circulatory disorders (arteriosclerosis). Apart from hypertension, high amounts of cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, smoking, obesity, physical inactivity and stress also contribute to arteriosclerosis.

Consequences of hypertension