Hypertension is a silent disease, often causing no visible symptoms. However, if left untreated, hypertension can lead to other health issues, including heart attack and stroke. The experienced team at Auburn Medical Group in Auburn, California, provides comprehensive hypertension care for patients of all ages. To learn more about treatment options for hypertension, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a common health condition that can have body-wide effects on your overall health and well-being.
Your heart pumps blood through your arteries and into the smaller blood vessels throughout your body every time it beats. This places force against the walls of your blood vessels.
The pressure from blood as it’s pumped through the heart is the systolic pressure, while the pressure in between beats is the diastolic pressure. If you have hypertension, your blood pressure is greater than 130 systolic and 80 diastolic.
Many factors may cause hypertension, some of which can’t be controlled and others where you can control. Some of the more common causes of hypertension include:
Your risk of having high blood pressure also increases as you get older.
Hypertension can lead to serious health conditions if left untreated, including:
Getting routine health screenings and early treatment for hypertension at Auburn Medical Group is vital to preserve your long-term health.
The experienced team at Auburn Medical Group provides custom medical plans and chronic care management for patients who have hypertension. Your treatment plan is tailored to meet your individual health needs and goals.
In some cases, healthy lifestyle changes may be enough to lower your blood pressure readings. The team may recommend conservative treatments such as losing weight, eating a healthy diet, limiting tobacco or alcohol use, and increasing your physical activity.
However, for some patients, they may need medications to manage their hypertension. The team can help you determine whether medication is right for you and monitor your health to ensure the medications are working effectively.
Hypertension care may also involve treating underlying conditions, such as managing diabetes, to improve your elevated blood pressure.
Call Auburn Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about hypertension.