Hypertension—a major risk factor for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States—will take center stage during
Hypertension Awareness Month in May and World Hypertension Day on Thursday, May 17.
Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. One-third of Americans with high blood pressure don’t know they have it. About 80 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with hypertension, and it can lead to complications such as stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure.
High blood pressure cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Take a moment to review the information below so you can learn more about controlling your blood pressure.
The risk for high blood pressure increases with age. It’s also related to weight and lifestyle. High blood pressure can lead to severe complications without any prior symptoms. The bottom line: Know your blood pressure. If it’s high, work with your doctor to manage it.
Your doctor will likely take two to three blood pressure readings each at three or more separate appointments before diagnosing you with high blood pressure. This is because blood pressure normally varies throughout the day.
No matter what medications your doctor prescribes to treat your high blood pressure, you’ll need to make lifestyle changes to lower your blood pressure. Make the choice that supports the things that matter most to you. It’s simple, it’s cheap and it’s quick. Your heart (and arteries, brain, eyes, and kidneys) will thank you later.
It takes a team effort to treat high blood pressure successfully. Your doctor can’t do it alone, and neither can you. Work with your family doctor to bring your blood pressure to a safe level, and keep it there. Dr. Zhukovski really does listen to his patients, he offers preventive care, treats many kinds of illnesses, and helps manage ongoing conditions like high blood pressure. Don’t wait, call now: 718-676-0404.
Did you know that lower blood pressure is a key factor in longevity?
Don’t wait. If you don’t take your high blood pressure seriously, your blood pressure can pay the price. Visit a doctor for a checkup and preventive screenings. Talk to your doctor before symptoms of high blood pressure kick in. Work with your doctor to bring your blood pressure to a safe level, and keep it there. Get active. Eat healthily. Avoid smoking.
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