High Blood Pressure Treatment
Treating & Preventing Hypertension in Sugar Land, TX
Although high blood pressure is very common in both men and women in the United States, not everyone experiences symptoms, giving this condition a notorious reputation for being a silent killer. Here at Reddy Cardiac Wellness, our Sugar Land cardiologist has over 15 years of experience, undergoing extensive training to accurately diagnose and treat the symptoms of high blood pressure. With state-of-the-art equipment, we can test you for hypertension and take preventative measures.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition that results from blood putting too much pressure on the inner walls of blood vessels. Using a sphygmomanometer or blood pressure cuff, the cardiologist at Reddy Cardiac Wellness will measure the pressure in your blood vessels when the heart is beating (systolic pressure) and the pressure when your heart is resting between beats (diastolic pressure). Normal blood pressure is less than 120/80 (systolic/diastolic).
High blood pressure causes
While the exact causes of high blood pressure are unknown, several factors may increase your risk of developing hypertension, including
- Thyroid disorders
- Lack of physical activity
- Too much salt in your diet
- Alcohol abuse
Early signs and symptoms
High blood pressure symptoms are often easy to miss, so the only way to know for sure if you suffer from this condition is to get a regular checkup from the excellent cardiologist at Reddy Cardiac Wellness. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you need to come in right away:
- Difficulty breathing
- Frequent headaches or migraines
- Chest pains
- Irregular heartbeat
- Vision problems
The importance of treating high blood pressure
As one of the main heart failure and stroke causes, high blood pressure makes your heart work harder than it should to circulate blood through your body. High blood pressure leads to an increased risk for:
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Kidney damage
- Vision loss
If the cardiologist at Reddy Cardiac Wellness diagnoses you with hypertension, we will likely put together a high blood pressure treatment plan that includes an exercise program, weight loss, and possibly prescription medication. We also recommend changing your eating habits, opting for a high blood pressure diet that is low in salt.
Preventing high blood pressure
There are several things you can do to decrease your risk for developing high blood pressure:
- Eat a healthy diet
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
- Drink alcohol only in moderation
- Quit smoking
By living a healthier lifestyle, you are not only decreasing your risk for hypertension, but you are also actively participating in heart attack prevention, heart failure prevention, and stroke prevention.
If you are experiencing any heart failure symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling in your legs, or chest pains, contact Reddy Cardiac Wellness today! Call (281) 491-0044 and we will get you in right away!
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