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I have hypertensive retinopathy so do people with this often have sclerosis and vascular changes to other blood vessels as well?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes

The small blood vessels in the eye are sensitive "barometers" of hypertensive disease, and reflect the systemic changes seen in other blood vessels elsewhere.
Larger blood vessels like the carotid, cardiac and aorta arteries develop atherosclerosis, whereas the smaller retinal, renal, ; cerebral develop arteriolar sclerosis. Blood pressure control is essential for organ protection.

In brief: Yes

The small blood vessels in the eye are sensitive "barometers" of hypertensive disease, and reflect the systemic changes seen in other blood vessels elsewhere.
Larger blood vessels like the carotid, cardiac and aorta arteries develop atherosclerosis, whereas the smaller retinal, renal, ; cerebral develop arteriolar sclerosis. Blood pressure control is essential for organ protection.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Yes

Hypertensive retinopathy is a indication that the hyperstension is causing similar changes in other organ systems: heart, kidney, legs and brain.

In brief: Yes

Hypertensive retinopathy is a indication that the hyperstension is causing similar changes in other organ systems: heart, kidney, legs and brain.
Dr. Bruce Saran
Dr. Bruce Saran
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