Uncontrolled hypertension, a common disorder, is associated with increased long-term risk of several severe conditions. However, awareness of the health risks of uncontrolled hypertension is not well understood.
The incidence of retinopathy, peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease of the lower limb are also much higher among diabetes patients suffering from uncontrolled blood pressure.
Hypertension occurs when the blood pressure abnormally surges to undesirable levels. It is an increased force exerted by blood against the artery walls.