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High Blood Pressure

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Many people aren’t aware they have high blood pressure or hypertension, which is why it’s important to have routine check-ups with your physician.  Left untreated for a long period of time, high blood pressure can have negative effects on the body.  Our physicians can help build individualized treatment plans to help patients maintain a healthy blood pressure.

High blood pressure is a common condition among many Americans. It occurs when the force of the blood being pumped through and against the artery walls is high enough to cause health problems, such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in the arteries. The more blood the heart pumps  and the narrower the arteries become, the higher your blood pressure will be.

It is possible to have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) for years without seeing any symptoms. If left uncontrolled, high blood pressure can increase the risk of serious health problems such as heart attack and stroke. Thankfully, high blood pressure is easily detected and monitored. Once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your physician to control and hopefully lower it.