What Is Hypertension?
Hypertension is a long-term medical condition where the force of the blood moving through your arteries is too high. Blood pressure is measured with two numbers: Systolic pressure is the force with which your heart pumps blood, and diastolic pressure is the lowest pressure at the opposite end of the contraction. These two are expressed as a pair, where:
If your blood pressure is between 120/80 and 140/90 mmHg, you might not experience any symptoms but are at risk of developing high blood pressure if it is left unmanaged. Long-term high blood pressure puts unnecessary strain on your blood vessels and the organs that they feed, raising the risk of:
Hypertension is easily managed and alleviated, but it is important to lower it as soon as possible.
Hypertension can be easy to lower with the help of our specialists at AllCare Family Medicine And Urgent Care in Tysons Corner. Usually, lifestyle changes are enough to lower your blood pressure, and our physicians can suggest methods to bring it within a manageable range.
If you are suffering from weight problems or obesity, our medical weight loss specialists can craft an individualized program for you to lose weight and regain a healthy blood pressure in a safe and supervised way. Coupled with exercise and a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, healthy grains and lean proteins, and controlled sodium intake, you can get your hypertension under control. Limiting alcohol and smoking can also reduce your blood pressure.
For those suffering from stage two hypertension, who cannot get their blood pressure under control with lifestyle changes and our medical weight loss programs, there are also oral medications that can help keep it in check. Check your blood pressure and get your hypertension under control by visiting us now at AllCare Family Medicine And Urgent Care in Tysons Corner, call us or book an appointment using our online scheduling tool.