Effects on the body

Hypertension and other organs

Hypertension can affect more than your heart – it can take a toll on other vital parts of your body. Luckily, there’s plenty you can do.

Hypertension and your eyes

You may be not be able to detect any outward signs of hypertension yourself, but your doctor can look into your eyes and see whether hypertension has damaged them.

Hypertension and your heart

Hypertension causes your heart to work much harder than it should because it has to compensate for the increased blood pressure.

Hypertension and your brain

One serious consequence of the damage wrought on your arteries by hypertension, is the possibility of a stroke.

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