Blood pressure being consistently above 139/89. Either the first number (systolic) or the second number (diastolic) may be high. This can cause the heart to work harder to pump blood, leading to heart disease.
A condition in which longstanding high blood pressure leads to damage to the retina, a thin layer in the back of the eyeball that takes in the visual information that is eventually sent to the brain. High blood pressure causes damage to the blood vessels feeding the retina, resulting in decreased blood and oxygen supply.
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