RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIABETES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Uncontrolled diabetes causes narrowing of the blood vessels (atherosclerosis) which in turn can lead to high blood pressure. Having both high blood pressure and diabetes greatly increases your risk of having a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, diabetic eye disease and kidney disease.
So do your best to keep your blood pressure within the normal range to prevent these diseases!
IMPACTS OF DIABETES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Undiagnosed or poorly-controlled diabetes often leads to permanent disabilities and other diseases, greatly compromising the quality of life of individuals and their caregivers.
High Blood Pressure increases the risk of developing hardening and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis). If untreated or inadequately treated, hypertension can cause the following problems:
- Coronary heart disease
- Heart failure
- Peripheral artery disease (narrowing of the blood vessels of the limbs)
- Kidney failure
The risk of suffering from the complications of hypertension is increased if you:
- are a smoker
- suffer from diabetes
- have high blood cholesterol
- are overweight (BMI of 23kg/m2 or higher)
CAUSES OF DIABETES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Type 2 diabetes, related to weight management, is caused by lifestyle factors such as alcohol intake and a lack of exercise. Obese people are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, which is a result of blocked or reduced insulin receptors. Over 90 per cent of diabetics suffer from Type 2 diabetes.
In 95% of cases, the cause of high blood pressure is unknown. In 5% of cases, high blood pressure may be due to causes such as kidney disease, narrowing of certain blood vessels or hormonal imbalance. Certain risk factors increase the chance of developing high blood pressure - these include obesity and diabetes.
SYMPTOMS OF DIABETES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
The common symptoms of diabetes are:
- • Frequent hunger
- • Frequent thirst
- • Frequent urination
- • Unexplained weight loss
- • Constant and extreme fatigue
- • Blurred vision
- • Wounds that heal slowly and poorly
High blood pressure is often called the silent killer. This is because, even when severe, it may not give rise to any symptoms. Occasionally, you may have headaches or giddiness when the hypertension is severe. However, these symptoms are not specific to hypertension; they are also present in other diseases.
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