Hypertension hardly ever causes symptoms. Therefore, it can remain undetected until it causes one of its future complications.
Malignant hypertension (very high blood pressure) is a serious type of hypertension and symptoms include:
- Severe headache
- Nausea or vomiting
- Vision changes
- Nose bleeds
Based on research, treatment for hypertension has been associated with reductions in heart attacks, strokes, and heart failures.
A crucial step in preventing and treating hypertension is a healthy lifestyle. You can decrease your blood pressure with the following lifestyle modifications:
- Shedding unwanted weight if you are obese (overweight)
- Stop smoking
- Consuming a healthy diet (more fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy products, less saturated and total fat.
- Decreasing sodium intake to less than 1,500 mg per day
- Having a regular aerobic exercise (ex. brisk walking for 30 min. per day, several days a week.
- Reducing alcohol intake
- Avoiding things that cause you stress
Lifestyle modifications may enhance the effectiveness of high blood pressure drugs if your physician will prescribe them.
There are many kinds of drugs used to treat high blood pressure, including:
- Angiotensin – converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
- Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
- Calcium channel blockers
- Alpha – blockers
- Alpha agonists
- Renin inhibitors
- Combination of medications.
Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and physicians tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.