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About Hypertension

Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, becomes increasingly common as people age and adopt more sedentary lifestyles. David Radin, MD, offers potentially life-saving hypertension treatment to lower the pressure antagonizing your veins and arteries. Proper chronic disease management can improve hypertension. Reserve an appointment today by calling the Stamford, Connecticut, office or booking online through the reservation portal.

Hypertension Q & A

What is hypertension?

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a condition where the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high. If left untreated, this condition damages the blood vessels, heart, and other organs.

Dr. Radin will diagnose hypertension if you have consistent, elevated blood pressure readings higher than 130/80. Hypertension often shows no visible symptoms, which explains why people overlook seeking primary or preventive care. Proper treatment and lifestyle changes can effectively minimize hypertension.

What do my blood pressure numbers mean?

When examining your blood pressure, you may notice two numbers. The first number is larger and occurs when your heart beats, pushing the blood through arteries and veins. The second number occurs when your heart rests between beats, resulting in lower pressure.

These numbers indicate the force at which blood flows throughout your body. When your blood pressure is too high, you’ll experience undesirable complications.

Does having hypertension mean I’m stressed?

While stress can temporarily elevate your blood pressure, hypertension is a chronic condition that results from genetics, an unhealthy lifestyle, and specific medical conditions.

You should still manage your stress as a part of an overall hypertension treatment plan, along with other lifestyle changes and medication provided by Dr. Radin. Dr. Radin will almost certainly recommend lowering your sodium and cholesterol intake to help reduce high blood pressure.

Why should I seek hypertension care?

Hypertension can become severe when left to its own devices. Hypertension increases your risk of heart failure, kidney disease, liver disease, and stroke. It damages blood vessels and organs throughout the body, including the heart, kidneys, brain, and eyes.

People with diabetes already risk weakened blood vessels due to elevated blood glucose. Diabetes care paired with hypertension treatment protects your arteries and veins.

What are the benefits of hypertension treatment?

By effectively managing hypertension, you significantly reduce your risk of developing severe complications like stroke, heart failure, and kidney and liver damage.

Treatment also reduces the symptoms associated with hypertension. These include headaches and shortness of breath. You experience an improved quality of life because hypertension can cause discomfort and limit daily activities.

With regular monitoring and appropriate treatment, you can minimize hypertension and lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

Learn more about hypertension by calling the Stamford, Connecticut, office or booking online through the reservation portal.