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Hypertension -- the invisible killer of human organs


Hypertension is a very common disease in today's society, but it is dangerous if we take hypertension as a small matter and don't pay attention to it!


High blood pressure is human organ"Invisible killer" constantly damages all organs of the body, causing damage to the eyes, heart, brain, kidneys and blood vessels of the whole body, and even life-threatening complications such as stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure and renal failure.

Damage to eyes: cause visual impairment


Long-term hypertension can cause pathological changes in the arterioles of the retina, which can cause vasospasm in the early stage, and gradually lead to arteriosclerosis in the arterioles with the aggravation of the disease.

On the basis of arteriosclerosis, if the blood pressure rises suddenly, it may lead to the rupture of retinal blood vessels, resulting in bleeding, and serious patients may cause blindness.

Heart damage: coronary heart disease, hypertensive heart disease



Long term increase of blood pressure will block the coronary artery of the heart, accelerate coronary atherosclerosis, cause coronary heart disease, and increase the load of the left ventricle. Several years later, it will cause compensatory hypertrophy of the left ventricle, heart failure, and form hypertensive heart disease.

Most of them are angina pectoris and myocardial infarction.

Brain damage: causing stroke


Long-term hypertension affects brain tissue, such as stroke and chronic cerebral ischemia. Long-term hypertension causes ischemia and deformation of cerebral blood vessels, forming microaneurysms, and then cerebral hemorrhage.

Hypertension promotes cerebral atherosclerosis, and the rupture of atherosclerotic plaque can be accompanied by cerebral thrombosis. The small cerebral artery occlusive disease, which causes the needle point-like small infarction focus, is called lacunar infarction.

Damage to kidney: leading to renal failure



Hypertension can cause damage to the kidney, which is an important target organ of hypertension.

The damage of hypertension to the kidney is due to the impact of excessive pressure on the renal interstitium and glomerulus, which will lead to hypertensive nephropathy, which is characterized by kidney shrinkage, renal function decline and renal failure.

The initial manifestation of hypertensive renal damage is not typical, which can be mainly caused by increased proteinuria. However, with the progress of the disease, there will be a decline in renal function, and then clinical symptoms related to renal failure.

Damaged blood vessel: atherosclerosis


Long term blood pressure rise, blood flow impact on the vascular wall, damage the vascular intima, and promote the formation of atherosclerotic plaque.

Lipids in the blood are easier to deposit on the vascular wall, thus promoting the development of coronary atherosclerosis.

Only by correctly understanding the harm of hypertension can we play a warning role in our hearts. We should not treat hypertension as a minor problem, but take it seriously.

In daily life, we should pay attention to healthy diet, regular work and rest, moderate exercise, maintain a good mood, and actively prevent and treat hypertension.