Mcgowan Family Health & Wellness Center
Doctor for High Blood Pressure
In the United States, one out of every three adults has high blood pressure or hypertension. Dr. McGowan of McGowan Family Health and Wellness Center offers a wide range of medical therapies as well as advise on how to make the healthy lifestyle adjustments needed to lower blood pressure. To learn more about treatment options, call or email the bilingual experts at their Flossmoor, Illinois office today.
Q&A on Blood Pressure & Hypertension
What is the definition of hypertension / blood pressure?
High blood pressure is a condition in which your artery walls have a high blood pressure. This pressure is necessary for blood circulation, but too much might damage your arteries, veins, and vessels.
Although your blood pressure changes on a daily basis, persistently high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems such as blood clots and atherosclerosis.
What causes high blood pressure?
Although there is no known cause for it, one or more of the following variables can raise your chances of being diagnosed with high blood pressure:
- Often it runs in the family
- Excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco
- Obesity, sometimes known as being overweight, is a condition in which a person is
- Due to age, artery walls become narrow and rigid.
High blood pressure can also be caused by medical diseases such as renal disease, heart disease, diabetes, or hormone abnormalities. Dr. McGowan explains the precise techniques you can employ to prevent and cure hypertension through skilled diagnostic care.
What are the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure?
Hypertension is known as the “silent killer” because by the time you notice the symptoms, you’ve already developed high blood pressure. In rare circumstances, there are no symptoms at all.
If you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, please contact the doctors at McGowan Family Health and Wellness Center right away.
- Pain in the chest
- Headaches that are severe
- Fatigue that isn’t explained
- Issues with vision
- Shortness of breath
- Excessive perspiration, and anxiety are all symptoms of anxiety.
These signs and symptoms signal that your pressure is dangerously high, at least 180/120 mm Hg. This stage of blood pressure health is known as a hypertensive crisis, and it can be life-threatening.
What is the treatment for elevated blood pressure?
High blood pressure can be treated in a variety of ways. Dr. McGowan begins by identifying primary lifestyle adjustments that can significantly improve your overall health.
To lower your pressure or your chances of developing high blood pressure, she’ll likely propose a balanced regimen of regular exercise, a blood pressure diet featuring ideal nutrition, minimum alcohol use, and weight loss or maintenance.
Dr. McGowan may recommend blood pressure medication as a supplement to your new balanced lifestyle if lifestyle modifications aren’t enough to control your high blood pressure, such as diuretics to eliminate sodium and water from your kidneys or beta blockers to relax your blood vessels thus lowering blood pressure.
Dr. McGowan collaborates with you to find effective strategies for lowering your high blood pressure and if necessary will refer to a cardiologist. Call or go online today to schedule an appointment with the team at McGowan Family Health and Wellness Center to learn more about hypertension treatment options and have your blood pressure checked.