High blood pressure is more common in Americans than most people think. There is sufficient anecdotal evidence to prove this. Just think about the people who you interact with on a daily basis. It is very likely that at least one of them is under treatment for high blood pressure. The statistics back this anecdotal evidence up. More Americans are currently dealing with hypertension than know it. They may have hypertension and not recognize the symptoms, or they may have hypertension and not be exhibiting any symptoms. This does not underestimate the seriousness of this condition. Here at The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, we are proud to offer high blood pressure treatment and encourage you to learn more about it.
How Can Hypertension Affect Your Life?
Whether a person is aware of the fact that they are dealing with high blood pressure or not, it can have a profound impact on their health. Hypertension is directly linked to cardiovascular diseases, heart failure, heart attacks, diseases that affect your vision, and diseases that affect your kidneys. This is why it is important to have hypertension diagnosed as early as possible and begin taking the steps to treat it.
The recommendation is that everyone have their blood pressure checked at least one time every year. If a person has already been diagnosed with hypertension, they should have their blood pressure checked with even greater frequency.
The great thing about having one’s blood pressure checked is that it is a non-invasive thing. Doctors can do it very quickly. In short order they will know if an individual is dealing with hypertension or not. Based on what they identify, a doctor can work with their patients in creating a program designed to help them get their high blood pressure under control by identifying what is causing it and then laying out a series of steps in order to correct it.
The options for high blood pressure treatment are varied. They will depend on how severe the case is and the reason for it. In many cases, a doctor may have their patients start by making some relatively simple lifestyle changes.
One lifestyle change could be losing weight. Usually, it is not necessary for a person to undergo drastic weight loss. By taking small steps, such as eating less, exercising more, changing one’s diet, and staying away from fast food and junk food, a person will start to notice the weight falling off.
Another lifestyle change your doctor may recommend is quitting smoking. Studies have shown that within 20 minutes of stopping smoking, a person’s blood pressure will start to drop and go close to their baseline. The same is true with excess alcohol consumption. By limiting alcohol consumption and only drinking in moderation, a person can take steps to improve their blood pressure.
Get In Touch for More Information
High blood pressure may be caused by stress and environmental factors. Have you been told that you are at risk for hypertension? Are you interested in learning about high blood pressure treatment? If so, feel free to reach out and make an appointment with The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery. At our convenient location in Altamonte Springs, FL, we look forward to helping you get your high blood pressure under control. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!