Hypertension Complications in Adults
In fact, hypertension complications will overload your heart and blood vessels if not handled with caution. Potential complications include:
- Heart attack or stroke. Hypertension has the potential to cause thickening and hardening of the arterial wall so that it can trigger heart attacks and strokes.
- Aneurysm or abnormal widening of the arteries. Increased blood pressure can lead to dilation of blood vessel walls (such as bulging). The bulging wall will become weak when resisting blood flow pressure. These complications are potentially life-threatening, especially if the blood vessels rupture.
- Small blood vessels in the kidneys damaged by hypertension. This condition can prevent the kidneys from functioning properly. Some of the symptoms are swelling of both lower limbs, the urge to urinate at night increases but the urine volume is low, and the hypertension is getting worse.
- Metabolic syndrome, namely the emergence of a number of health problems that are experienced simultaneously. Increased waist circumference, high triglyceride levels, low levels of good cholesterol (HDL), high fasting blood sugar levels, along with hypertension will increase the risk of metabolic syndrome. This syndrome is also known as insulin resistance syndrome, in which the body fails to use insulin in the blood effectively. Ultimately, the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes may increase.