7. Abdominal Pain
High blood pressure can increase the pressure levels on the aorta walls (the largest blood vessel in the body, which runs from the heart through the chest and abdomen), thereby weakening it and causing the formation of an aneurysm. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a condition in which the part of the aorta in the abdomen swells or enlarges. As the aneurysm enlarges, you start experiencing severe pains in your stomach, including pain in your lower back, a pulse near your naval area, and shock or loss of consciousness. While it’s not problematic in some cases, an abdominal aortic aneurysm can be life-threatening if it ruptures.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm needs to be detected early to monitor how it develops and prevent complications closely.