Hypertension Treatment Specialist in Downey, CA
Hypertension can lead to an increased risk of various health problems such as anxiety, angina, heart attack, and stroke, but with treatment and lifestyle changes it can be managed. Do you have hypertension? You are not alone, and treatments are available today! Meet our experienced board-certified cardiologist, Kaushal Tamboli, MD FACC, and his team of experts for the treatment of hypertension at Cardiovascular Medical Associates. Let us help keep your health in check today! For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Downey, CA and surrounding areas.
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The most dangerous aspect of hypertension is that you may not even be aware that you have it. A third of people with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it. Since high blood pressure is not symptomatic unless it is very severe, it may be difficult to detect.
Having regular blood pressure checks will help you determine whether your blood pressure is high. It is also possible to monitor your blood pressure at home. If you have a close relative with high blood pressure, this is especially important.
When symptoms do occur, they may include headaches, vision changes, nosebleeds, irregular heartbeat, and ear buzzing. The symptoms of severe hypertension include fatigue, confusion, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and muscle tremors.
Hypertension can only be detected by a health professional measuring blood pressure. There is no pain or discomfort associated with having your blood pressure measured. It is important to be evaluated by a health professional despite the fact that individuals can measure their own blood pressure using automated devices.
The arteries of the body are affected by high blood pressure. The condition is also known as hypertension. A person with high blood pressure has a constant force of blood pushing against the artery walls. Pumping blood requires more effort on the part of the heart.
Several factors determine blood pressure, including the amount of blood pumped by the heart and the difficulty in moving the blood through the arteries. The higher the blood pressure, the more blood the heart pumps and the narrower the arteries are.
High blood pressure has no identifiable cause for most adults. Primary hypertension or essential hypertension is this type of high blood pressure. The disease usually develops gradually over a long period of time.
The risk of high blood pressure increases with atherosclerosis, the buildup of plaque in the arteries. An underlying condition causes secondary hypertension. Unlike primary hypertension, it usually appears suddenly and causes higher blood pressure.
As high blood pressure causes few symptoms at first, you may not feel any different after being diagnosed. To prevent serious illnesses later in life, it’s crucial to follow your provider’s instructions to lower your blood pressure.
You’ll have to manage primary high blood pressure for the rest of your life if you have it. Your blood pressure will likely drop after you treat the medical problem that caused it if you have secondary high blood pressure. Your blood pressure may be lowered if you switch from one medication to another as well.
If you don’t treat your high blood pressure, you could get seriously ill. You can manage your blood pressure, however, if you take the medications your provider recommended. Lowering your blood pressure can also be achieved through exercise and a healthy diet.
You may need medication to lower your blood pressure if diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes do not work. If you have heart or kidney disease or take other drugs, your doctor will consider these factors when prescribing medications to treat your high blood pressure. It is important to follow the directions provided by your provider exactly when it comes to dosage.
Before increasing your physical activity, consult your healthcare provider. Consult your healthcare provider about how much and what kind of exercise is right for you. Take part in aerobic activities such as walking, biking, and swimming.
You should start slowly and increase your activity gradually. Maintain a regular routine of 30 to 45 minutes of activity five times a week. Failure to reduce high blood pressure can put you at a heightened risk of a number of complications or conditions.
Hypertension treatment is available at Cardiovascular Medical Associates. For more information, call us. We serve patients from Downey CA, Norwalk CA, Lynwood CA, Cerritos CA, Lakewood CA, Whittier CA and surrounding areas.