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High Blood Pressure and How it Affects Your Eyesight

Posted Jun 09 2009 11:34am
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can cause serious conditions among men and women. Coronary disease, stroke, arteriosclerosis and other life-threatening diseases can occur. Another important factor is that the effects of high blood pressure on your eyesight is just as damaging. The clinical term is called hypertensive retinopathy. Basically this means that high blood pressure causes damage to the retina. The blood vessels in our eyes are just as vulnerable to hypertension as the rest of our body. Retinopathy can cause leakage in the blood vessels of the eyes and can lead to swelling, blurred vision and in some cases,...
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