Visit a High Blood Pressure Specialist Today to Ensure Your Overall Health and Wellness
- Posted on: Oct 30 2019
High blood pressure, or “hypertension,” is a condition that is often known as the “silent killer.” Because patients with high blood pressure rarely have symptoms, they may be unaware that they even have the condition. Patients with a genetic history in the family of members with high blood pressure should be sure to have their blood pressure checked early and often to avoid serious consequences.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is a condition that is caused by the heart working overtime to pump the blood to all areas of your body. Because the heart is pumping harder than one without high blood pressure, it can significantly strain the heart and contribute to the development of heart-related conditions, including:
- Heart failure
- Hardening of the arteries
- Increased risk of strokes
- Kidney disease
There are two types of hypertension that may be diagnosed including primary hypertension and secondary hypertension. Primary hypertension is high blood pressure that is not linked to any other condition, while secondary hypertension is high blood pressure that may be caused due to another condition of the body such as a thyroid problem.
What are the risk factors of developing hypertension?
There are several reasons why a patient may develop high blood pressure. They may include, but are not limited to:
- Other chronic conditions of the body
- Poor balance of dietary nutrients
- Use of tobacco or cigarettes
- Lack of regular exercise
- Family history of hypertension
How is high blood pressure diagnosed?
In some cases, patients find out they have the condition when they visit the doctor for another ailment and their blood pressure taken at the beginning of their visit is high. Patients may also use blood pressure monitors and devices to check their blood pressure regularly throughout the day. If they are noticing high numbers on a regular basis, even when they are at rest and relaxed, they may have hypertension and should consult with a high blood pressure specialist as soon as possible to get a proper diagnosis and to discuss treatment.
Connect with Dr. Magdy Nasra today
If you live in the Holmdel, NJ area and want to work with a high blood pressure specialist such as Dr. Magdy Nasra, we encourage you to book an appointment at Internal Medicine and Advanced Aesthetics. The practice is located at 723 North Beers Street, Suite #2C, and can be reached at (732) 888-8255 to request a visit.
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