High blood pressure treatment may be the key to reducing your risk for heart disease, heart attack, and other cardiovascular complications. At Preferred Medical Center in Midland, Texas, board-certified physician Raj Pandya, MD, and the team offer high blood pressure treatment alongside other primary and urgent care services. To schedule your next appointment, call the office or book online today. Walk-ins are also welcome.
High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition you get if the blood rushing through blood vessels places excessive force along their walls. Many people develop high blood pressure because of atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque along the inside walls of your veins and arteries.
Many individuals with high blood pressure have no idea they have it. High blood pressure is very unlikely to cause symptoms, so you might not find out about it until you get a blood pressure reading from a physician or at your local pharmacy or health fair.
Dr. Pandya and the team at Preferred Medical Center take your blood pressure reading at every primary care or sick visit and let you know if you need to take any steps to lower it.
High blood pressure treatment isn’t the same for everyone. Typically, the first attempt at treating high blood pressure involves diet and lifestyle changes to promote a healthy cardiovascular system. That includes centering whole foods in your diet while getting exercise on a routine basis.
You might also need to stop smoking tobacco or drinking alcohol. Stress is a source of high blood pressure for many, so finding a healthier outlet for your stress like meditation or yoga can be a helpful step in treatment, too.
When necessary, Dr. Pandya and the team can prescribe medications that work in various ways to lower your blood pressure, like diuretics, calcium channel blockers, or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.
Managing your high blood pressure and keeping your levels within a reasonable range is a highly effective way of avoiding the possible cardiovascular complications of long-term hypertension.
If you don’t keep a close eye on your blood pressure and go through the necessary treatment, high blood pressure can lead to:
Dr. Pandya and the team at Preferred Medical Center assess you for these issues during your annual physicals and any other routine appointments. If any blood pressure-related complications come up, they can provide treatment for them in tandem with your high blood pressure treatment.
If you’re interested in blood pressure management by a board-certified internist, call Preferred Medical Center or schedule an appointment online today. Walk-ins are welcome at any time.