Hypertension or High Blood Pressure Treatmeant
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition in which the blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. If your blood pressure gets too high or stays high for a prolonged period, it can cause health problems. Uncontrolled hypertension increases the risk of serious health issues, such as stroke, heart disease, or heart attack.
A blood pressure reading is recorded as two numbers. The number on the top is called the systolic blood pressure. This is a measure of the pressure on your artery walls when your heart beats. The bottom number is called the diastolic blood pressure. The diastolic pressure is a measure of the pressure on your artery walls between heart beats when your heart is resting.
Hypertension can be caused by numerous factors, including diet, medicine, lifestyle, age, and genetics. It generally develops over many years, and it affects nearly everyone eventually. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be easily detected. Your doctor can help you find out what might be causing your high blood pressure and then work with you to control it.
Common Symptoms of Hypertension
TrendHealth Clinic provides comprehensive hypertension treatment in Tomball. Because most people with hypertension do not have signs or symptoms, it is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly.
Dizziness, fatigue, headaches, ringing in your ears, feeling light-headed, or facial flushing may be signs of high blood pressure. However, hypertension is also known as “the silent killer,” because most of the time people do not experience any signs or symptoms of high blood pressure. Unfortunately, these symptoms occur once the blood pressure has reached a dangerously high level over time.
Diagnosis & Treatments for Hypertension
Treatment for hypertension usually begins with lifestyle changes to help lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. Your doctor may also prescribe medication to help lower your blood pressure.
Reducing your blood pressure to normal levels is the goal of treatment. Controlling your high blood pressure is a lifelong commitment. You will always need to monitor your weight, follow a heart-healthy diet, exercise, manage stress, avoid smoking, and limit your alcohol intake. If you need medicine to control your high blood pressure, you will likely need it all your life.
If your blood pressure remains elevated despite lifestyle modifications, we can prescribe medications to help you manage your high blood pressure. Blood pressure medications are divided into different classes based on how they work. Some work on reducing the water in your body, some dilate your blood vessels, others help your heart beat stronger. It is not uncommon for blood pressure medications from different classes to be taken together to achieve control.
When to Visit TrendHealth Clinic
Our hypertension providers in Tomball can diagnose, treat, and help monitor your high blood pressure. Visit TrendHealth Clinics if:
- You have a family history of hypertension.
- Your blood pressure is above the normal range.
- Your hypertension treatment is not responding, and your blood pressure remains high.
- You have certain symptoms, including fatigue, nausea, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, headache, excessive sweating, palpitations or irregular heartbeats, problems with your vision, or confusion.
Controlling your blood pressure requires you to have a committed and trusting relationship with our caregiving team. It is important that you make your follow-up visits so we can monitor your hypertension. Also, we will keep in regular contact with you so that you can provide us with your at-home blood pressure readings. Finally, contact us if your medication is no longer helping to control your high blood pressure. Together we can manage and control your blood pressure.
Call or Schedule an Appointment with TrendHealth Clinic
You can make an appointment with TrendHealth Clinic by doing one of the following:
Call us at 346-246-3424 to speak with one of our care managers who will be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our healthcare providers. We often have same-day and next-day appointments available.
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