HYPERTENSION (High Blood Pressure)
Our Physicians have specialized training and immense experience in treating patients with difficult to control Hypertension.
They perform a complete evaluation and in appropriate clinical settings perform special tests to diagnose a possible underlying cause for Hypertension. Such as secondary hypertension is best treated by treating the cause.
In addition to medications for treating Hypertension our providers educate our patients about the importance of dietary modifications, regular exercise and other non-drug therapies.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when your blood pressure increases to unhealthy levels. Your blood pressure measurement takes into account how much blood is passing through your blood vessels and the amount of resistance the blood meets while the heart is pumping.
Narrow arteries increase resistance. The narrower your arteries are, the higher your blood pressure will be. Over the long term, increased pressure can cause health issues, including heart disease.
Hypertension is quite common. In fact, since the guidelines have recently changed, it’s expected that nearly half of American adults will now be diagnosed with this condition.
What are the symptoms of hypertension?
Hypertension is generally a silent condition. Many people won’t experience any symptoms. It may take years or even decades for the condition to reach levels severe enough that symptoms become obvious. Even then, these symptoms may be attributed to other issues.
Symptoms of severe hypertension can include: