One lesser-known effect is hearing loss or problems.
To understand how hearing loss could be linked to high blood pressure, it is helpful to first understand how high blood pressure affects the body.
High blood pressure is when the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high.
The walls of your blood vessels, which include arteries, veins and capillaries, respond to this pressure by narrowing – a process that causes the heart to have to work harder to pump blood around the body.
This process can also cause changes to your blood viscosity, according to Specsavers.
Your blood viscosity is the measurement of thickness and stickiness of your blood — it determines how easily your blood flows through the blood vessels.