High Blood Pressure Treatment

Knowing the signs and risks of high blood pressure is important to staying healthy and avoiding other major health risks in the future. For one, having high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), will increase the risk of getting heart disease or experiencing a stroke.

Urgent Care for High Blood Pressure

Visit us at Metro Urgent Care to get urgent care for high blood pressure. If you think that you may be at risk of high blood pressure, it’s important to get checked as quickly as possible. The longer you wait to let a high blood pressure tester analyze your blood pressure, the higher your risk becomes for related health consequences.

What are the causes of high blood pressure?

The causes of high blood pressure are related to being obese, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and the health history of your family.

What are the major symptoms of high blood pressure?

Unfortunately, not all signs of high blood pressure are visible upon basic observation. The best way to identify whether or not you have high blood pressure is through regular checkups with a doctor. The importance of regular checkups increases if you have a close relative who is known to already have high blood pressure.

However, there are a few telltale symptoms to look for if your blood pressure is abnormally high:

  • Having difficulty with vision (e.g., more blurry vision than normal)
  • Experiencing a headache that is more severe than normal
  • Unexplainable fatigue and/or confusion
  • Having difficulty breathing, even when not doing anything physically demanding
  • Noticing pain in the chest area
  • Unexplainable pounding in the ears, neck or chest areas
  • Noticing a heartbeat that seems irregular
  • Observing blood in your urine

There are more symptoms to look out for, but these are the big ones to keep an eye on if you suspect you may have high blood pressure. If you are noticing these symptoms, consult with a doctor immediately as these may also indicate a hypertensive crisis that could lead to more severe results (stroke or heart attack).

Treatment for High Blood Pressure

There are a variety of high blood pressure treatment options available today. The best option for you will depend on your personal situation, your health history, and what your doctor can determine about your medical situation. Some high blood pressure treatment options may include multiple forms of treatment.

  • Lifestyle changes, which can boost the effects of high blood pressure medication.
    • Lose weight (if overweight or obese)
    • Quit smoking
    • Maintain a healthy diet (e.g., more fruits, vegetables and low fat dairy products, etc.)
    • Reduce sodium intake
    • Get more exercise (especially aerobic exercise). Try a brisk 30 minute walk, multiple times throughout the week.
  • Medication to reduce blood pressure levels
  • Follow-ups with a medical professional, which can help you to analyze how effective your lifestyle changes and/or blood pressure medication is performing.

Contact us today to learn more about high blood pressure and the treatments that will be best for you with the help of our team at Metro Urgent Care. Always consult with a doctor immediately if you think you may be at risk of a hypertension crisis.

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