It is no secret that hypertension, also called high blood pressure, has been on the rise over the past few decades. In fact, hypertension rates have doubled in recent years and are expected to continue increasing.
However, not everyone understands what hypertension is or how it affects their health even though hypertension impacts a large number of people worldwide.
Dr. Naval Parikh, a hypertension expert and hypertension specialist at his Deerfield Beach, Florida clinic. In this article, he discusses hypertension symptoms, causes of hypertension and hypertension treatments.
What is Hypertension?
Hypertension also called high blood pressure, is a medical condition in which the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries is elevated. Over time hypertension can increase your risk for serious health complications including heart attack or stroke so it’s important to seek hypertension treatment from Dr. Naval Parikh if you have hypertension symptoms.
How to understand high blood pressure readings?
Hypertension blood pressure is measured by two numbers known as systolic hypertension and diastolic hypertension.
- Systolic Hypertension
Systolic hypertension refers to the first number which measures the force of your heart muscle contractions while pumping blood into your arteries.
- Diastolic Hypertension
Diastolic hypertension, on other hand, measures the force between heartbeats when your heart rests in between beats.
A hypertension diagnosis is made once two or more of the following readings are measured on multiple occasions:
- Normal Blood Pressure is 120/80 mm Hg.
- Elevated Blood Pressure is 120-129systolic & less than 80 mm Hg
- Stage One hypertension is 130-139systolic or 80-89 mm Hg
- Stage Two hypertension is140/90 mm Hg or higher.
Causes of Hypertension
Hypertension can be caused by a variety of factors that affect your blood pressure including:
- Being overweight or obese.
- Consuming too much salt in your diet.
- Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages per day for men and one daily drink of alcohol for women.
- Smoking cigarettes regularly.
A variety of lifestyle factors can be controlled to help reduce hypertension symptoms. However, hypertension may also have other causes including:
- An overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)or underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).
- A medication you are taking for another health condition, such as birth control pills or diabetes medications.
- Diseases that affect the arteries or heart.
- Problems with your kidneys, such as kidney disease.
Symptoms of Hypertension
The major hypertension symptom is an abnormally high blood pressure reading. However, several hypertension symptoms can be linked to hypertension including:
- Shortness of breath when you exercise or complete daily activities
- Chest pain
- Nausea or vomiting
If you have any of these hypertension symptoms it’s important to seek hypertension treatment from Dr. Naval Parikh as soon as possible to prevent potential health problems associated with hypertension.
Hypertension Treatment By Dr. Naval Parikh
If you have hypertension symptoms, Dr. Naval Parikh offers hypertension treatment in his Deerfield Beach clinic that can reduce your blood pressure and help prevent hypertension complications such as heart attack or stroke.
Dr. Naval Parikh provides hypertension treatments including:
- Medications to lower high blood pressure.
- Lifestyle changes such as exercising more and changing your diet.
- Procedures for hypertension include blood pressure monitors, hypertension testing and more.
- Naval Parikh combines hypertension treatments such as medications and lifestyle changes to target the root of the disease, helping you lower your blood pressure quickly and effectively.
If hypertension symptoms are left untreated, hypertension can lead to serious complications including stroke and heart attack so you must seek hypertension treatment from Dr. Naval Parikh as early as possible if your blood pressure is consistently high.
Dr. Naval Parikh’s hypertension treatment plan will be designed to meet your specific needs and may include lifestyle changes, hypertension medications or weight loss surgery.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Naval Parikh Clinic:
Address: 1 West Sample Road, Suite 201. Deerfield Beach, Florida. 33064.
Phone: (954) 782-3170