High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a serious medical condition that can be life-threatening if untreated. Men and women with this condition can be at a higher risk for a stroke, heart failure or kidney failure. A normal blood pressure reading is 120/80 for most individuals. When these two numbers rise by 20 points or more, you become at risk for complications and other health issues. High blood pressure treatment can help reduce symptoms so you can achieve optimal health and well-being.
Symptoms of High Blood Pressure
Many individuals may experience no symptoms. Symptoms of high blood pressure can include shortness of breath, headaches and nosebleeds. These symptoms typically occur when blood pressure reaches life-threatening levels over a period of time. Uncontrolled high blood pressure may lead to an aneurysm, heart failure, metabolic syndrome and dementia. It can also have dangerous consequences for pregnant women and unborn children.
Causes of High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can be caused by aging, health conditions, genetics, food, medicine and lifestyle habits. Regular blood pressure checks at home or by your doctor can detect and monitor this condition. High blood pressure is typically treated through a combination of medication and lifestyle changes. You can help prevent this disorder by consuming a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise.
Medication treatments may include a combination of diuretics, calcium channel blockers, receptor blockers and enzyme inhibitors. You may want to avoid eating grapefruit while taking these medications. You may need to take these medications for the rest of your life, and they may have side effects. Your primary care doctor can explain the benefits and risks of these treatments during a consultation appointment.
Beverly Hills High Blood Pressure/Hypertension Treatment
High blood pressure is a preventable and treatable health condition. As a primary care doctor specializing in internal medicine, Dr. Daniel Benhuri can recommend the best treatment plan to fit your individual needs. New patients are currently being accepted at the Beverly Hills clinic in California. Evening, and weekend urgent care hours are available for emergency medical care. Schedule an appointment for hypertension treatment today.