4. Blurred vision
High blood pressure causes a series of visual problems throughout the disease, especially when patients sustain hypertension for a long time with a poor medical control. In the short-term, patients usually describe blurry vision as a part of the alarm signs and symptoms pointing out to a hypertensive crisis.
In this event, the blood vessels cause tension to the nervous structures in the eye, and that’s why we may start perceiving a temporary change in the visual field. On the long-term, hypertension can lead to a progressive vision loss that may end up in total blindness if not properly treated.