High blood pressure is also known as hypertension, a condition that affects millions of people of all ages. Hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. There are many risk factors such as obesity, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and family history. High blood pressure is known to be a silent killer, in part because there are seldom any significant symptoms. However, a few signs of high blood pressure can warn you that you may be at risk of serious health issues.

1. Blurred Vision

Those with hypertension usually have blurred vision. High blood pressure can cause parts of your brain to swell, which leads to blurred vision. The part of the brain directly connected to the nerves of the eyes expands — this connection is especially sensitive to heightening hypertension. More the inflammation in the brain worsens, the optic nerve may also swell, which will cause vision impairment, as well.

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