Why Ignoring High Blood Pressure in Diabetes Is Risky

Heart Disease Risk:  Untreated hypertension damages arteries, leading to atherosclerosis. Increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Stroke Consequences:  Uncontrolled hypertension damages blood vessels in the brain. Raises the risk of strokes, potentially causing disability or death.

Kidney Damage:  Hypertension harms kidney blood vessels. Can lead to kidney disease or failure.

Vision Problems:  Damages blood vessels in the eyes. May result in vision impairment or blindness.

Cognitive Decline:  Hypertension linked to cognitive decline. Increases the risk of dementia.

Pregnancy Risks:  Untreated hypertension during pregnancy (preeclampsia) poses risks. Can lead to complications for both mother and baby.

Impaired Quality of Life:  Chronic hypertension affects daily life. Contributes to fatigue, reduced concentration, and diminished physical abilities.