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The Risk of Hypertension on Vision

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High blood pressure (i.e. hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before symptoms develop. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to disability, fatal heart attacks, strokes and even sight loss.

In fact high blood pressure can damage the tiny, delicate blood vessels that supply blood to your eyes, especially when the hypertension occurs frequently, causing:

  • Damage to your retina (retinopathy). Damage to the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye (retina) can lead to bleeding in the eye, blurred vision and complete loss of vision. You’re at an even greater risk if you have diabetes in addition to high blood pressure.
  • Fluid buildup under the retina (choroidopathy). Choroidopathy can result in distorted vision or sometimes scarring that impairs vision.
  • Nerve damage (optic neuropathy). Blocked blood flow can damage the optic nerve, leading to bleeding within your eye or vision loss.

Over time, and after recurring high blood pressure, hypertensive retinopathy will cause limitations in the function of the retina, causing the following problems:

  • reduced vision
  • eye swelling
  • bursting of a blood vessel
  • double vision accompanied by headaches

Some of the main causes of hypertensive retinopathy is

  • a lack of physical activity
  • being overweight
  • eating too much salt
  • a stressful lifestyle

Therefore, SISOF recommends the use of Bluetooth-connected devices that can be with the patients wherever they are, such as the SIFTELEHEALTH-1.3 and SIFTELEHEALTH-1.4.

The packs contain 3 essential connected devices:

(1) Bluetooth-connected blood pressure monitor SIFBPM-3.4. This BPM allows the user to easily monitor their blood pressure either at home or at the office while being able to transfer and save all the data to their phone where the APP is installed.

(2) Smart Bluetooth scale: If the patient’s body weight corresponds to the accurate BMI, then he or she is in a healthy weight and would better work to maintain it that way. Obesity is one of the major factors that can easily cause multiple complications in the hypertension patient’s body.

(3) Smartwatch SIFWATCH-1.0 or the smart wristband SMARTWATCH-1.2: The smartwatch has lab-tested sensors that provide continuous measurement, and henceforth monitoring, of blood pressure, blood oxygen, abnormal heart rate, and stress levels.

The devices in the pack are all Bluetooth-connected in order to help the patients to keep a well-organized record of the measurement, which can, later on, be used as diagnostic reports by the doctors.

References:
High blood pressure dangers
Hypertensive Retinopathy

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