High blood pressure is a serious but common medical condition affecting nearly 90 million Americans. With the right care from Family Care Specialists Medical Group, you can manage your high blood pressure, prevent serious complications, and enjoy lasting health. The practice includes board-certified doctors with expertise in chronic health conditions like high blood pressure. Take a step for your optimal health today, call one of the locations in greater Los Angeles (Boyle Heights, Highland Park and Montebello, California) to book a consultation today.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a serious but common medical condition. High blood pressure is brought on by the flow of blood exerting excessive force on the walls of your blood vessels. Over time, the extra pressure damages delicate blood vessels and vital organs, including your heart.
High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer.” You can have high blood pressure even if you have no symptoms, but there are a few warning signs to look for, including:
The onset of high blood pressure doesn’t happen right away but gradually over time, which is why high-quality preventive care from Family Care Specialists Medical Group is so important.
Your provider at Family Care Specialists Medical Group examines you and takes a full medical history. You’ll have your blood pressure tested with an inflatable cuff called a sphygmomanometer. The cuff records two numbers:
Here’s how the blood pressure test works:
Normal blood pressure is under 120/80 mmHg. If your blood pressure readings are higher than that over several readings, there’s a good chance you have high blood pressure.
Your provider at Family Care Specialists Medical Group will talk with you about making healthy changes to your diet and lifestyle as a good first step. These changes can include:
Your provider might suggest prescription medications to lower your chances of serious high blood pressure-related conditions, such as a stroke, heart disease, and kidney disease.
If you think you have high blood pressure and you want to take a proactive step toward your lasting health, call or schedule an appointment online with Family Care Specialists Medical Group.