It might surprise you to hear that you have high blood pressure because there’s no way to feel or detect it on your own. At Redwood Family Health Center in Farmers Branch and McKinney, Texas, Venkata Vallury, MD, Visalakshi Vallury, MD, and the team administer a blood pressure test and interpret your results under two subscription plan options. They can also help you lower your high blood pressure (hypertension) to avoid the serious complications that can come with it. To book an appointment, call the office or request an appointment online today.
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common medical issue involving your circulatory system.
As your heart pumps blood through your veins, the blood is met with resistance due to the narrowing of your veins and arteries. This places stress on the walls of your blood vessels and on your heart, which can lead to some serious complications.
Your high blood pressure may or may not have a direct cause. Some cases of high blood pressure arise as a symptom or complication of another health issue, like diabetes or obstructive sleep apnea.
Others arise from certain medications or from making unhealthy lifestyle choices, like smoking or avoiding physical exercise.
Without treatment or management, high blood pressure can cause more serious health complications. Because high blood pressure decreases blood flow to your heart, and it can contribute to blood vessel blockages, the potential complications of high blood pressure include:
Fortunately, you can work with your physician at Redwood Family Health Center to make the changes necessary for high blood pressure management.
High blood pressure is unique among other chronic health conditions because it typically does not cause any symptoms that you can detect.
Each time you come to Redwood Family Health Center, your physician measures your blood pressure and helps you interpret the reading. They can tell you if you have high blood pressure or if you’re at risk.
You can also check your blood pressure at your pharmacy or other locations in the community.
Managing high blood pressure is possible, especially with lifestyle changes. To manage high blood pressure or prevent high blood pressure from developing in the first place, our team might recommend lifestyle changes like:
There are prescription medications available to lower blood pressure, and our team can tell you if you can benefit from them.
To learn more about your blood pressure and how to manage it if it’s high, call Redwood Family Health Center or request an appointment online today.