High blood pressure or hypertension affects millions of people of all ages and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Many risk factors contribute to the condition, such as obesity, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and a family history of related issues. High blood pressure is considered a silent killer, in part because the generic symptoms are indicative of many different diseases and conditions.
Those with hypertension may experience blurred vision. High blood pressure can damage the vessels supplying blood to the retina, which leads to blurred vision. The optic nerve can also be affected.
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