Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as blood pressure-lowering drug use — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
Have you used medications to lower your blood pressure?
Possible responses:→ No / Don't know
→ In the past only
→ Currently using, blood pressure easily controlled
→ Currently using, blood pressure hard to control
→ Currently using, blood pressure not under control
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) also suggests the following possibilities:
High blood pressure can affect the vessels in the eyes; some blood vessels can narrow and thicken / harden (arteriosclerosis). There will be flame-shaped hemorrhages and macular swelling (edema). This edema may cause distorted or decreased vision and is a condition known as hypertensive retinopathy.
Hypertension is a risk factor for reduced circulation in the brain, sometimes called ischemic vascular dementia (IVD).
Gout is strongly associated with obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.