High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common issue that many people face in their lifetime.  However, letting it go unchecked for too long can lead to health risks. Two factors go into determining your blood pressure: the amount of blood that your heart can pump and the resistance the flow of blood faces.  Blood pressure is something that can be routinely checked, so consider making an appointment with us here at New York Medicine Doctors to make sure you are in the healthy range.

Symptoms Of High Blood Pressure  

Most patients can go years with high blood pressure and not display any symptoms.   However, just because you are not dealing with any symptoms, it doesn’t mean your body is not sustaining damage as a result of this condition.  That is why it is so important to schedule and attend yearly appointments where your vitals can be monitored.  In rare cases, patients with low blood pressure may experience the following:

  • Headaches.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Nosebleeds.

When To See A Doctor

As previously stated, it’s easy to be living with high blood pressure without even knowing it.  To stay on top of these health metrics, we recommend coming in for a routine appointment and having your blood pressure checked at least once every year.  Doing so allows any problems to be caught before it becomes too severe to handle. 

Intervention Methods 

Letting high blood pressure go unchecked can lead to an array of health issues, such as strokes, heart attacks, aneurysms, and heart failure.  Fortunately, when caught in time, high blood pressure can be treated and managed.  When you come to our facility for care, below are examples of how can help with this issue:

  • Recommend dietary changes such as reducing salt intake.
  • Helping set a healthy body weight to reach that lessens blood pressure levels.
  • Come up with an exercise program that you can complete.
  • Prescribe certain medications.