Do you worry about your belly fat preventing you from fitting in sexy body-con outfits? Perhaps the thought of losing your partner to someone else scares you the most. These two scenarios should be the least of your worries. What you should focus your thoughts on is finding out whether you have hypertension or not. Fortunately, a Port Saint Lucie hypertension specialist can examine, diagnose, and treat you as long as you have the time to schedule an appointment. As you plan to book your appointment with the TLC Medical Group team, here is what you need to know about hypertension.

How Does Hypertension Develop?

Under normal circumstances, your blood pressure should be steady to control organ functions in your body. Your blood circulatory system calculates how much blood passes through your veins, arteries, and capillaries, combined with the amount of blood resistance that meets while the heart pumps. If the pressure increases to life-threatening levels, your arteries become resistant. With time, your arteries increase your blood pressure, leading to hypertension or heart disease.

How Hypertension Can Affect Your Body and Quality of Life

Heightened blood pressure can affect you in the following ways:

  1. Eye Damage

When the tiny blood vessels that supply blood in your eyes overwork, they can get damaged, leading to blurry vision or total blindness. Insufficient blood flow can damage your optic nerve, impairing fluid buildup due to a leaky vessel.

  1. Hypertension Can Cause Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual arousal in men works by supplying blood to the penis to trigger an erection. If you have hypertension, your arteries will become turgid and narrow, limiting blood flow. So if you have erectile dysfunction, chances are hypertension could be the primary culprit. On the other hand, women with hypertension may experience low libido, vaginal dryness, or the inability to get an orgasm.

  1. Sleepless Nights

Did you know that high blood pressure is a risk factor for sleep apnea? This happens when muscles around your throat relax, causing you to have breathing problems when sleeping. Some people with sleep apnea due to hypertension may snore loudly, causing them to wake frequently. Sleep insufficiency due to sleep apnea may aggravate blood pressure, leading to more health complications when left untreated.

  1. Fragile Bones

Calcium is essential for bone formation. Too much or little of it can affect your bone strength in many ways. When you have high blood pressure, you may also have high amounts of calcium in your urine. As you keep losing calcium, your bone density also decreases. This may lead to a condition known as osteoporosis which is a description of broken bones.

See a Hypertension Specialist for Help

Looking at the four ways hypertension can affect the body, it would be best to see a specialist to determine if your blood pressure is stable or highly dangerous. Even if you do not have hypertension symptoms, regular checkups can identify if you have a risk factor for it. Call your TLC Medical Group specialist to schedule an appointment today to learn more about hypertension management techniques.

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Marina Pal is a renowned author and social media enthusiast.