Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a medical condition that can lead to serious medical problems including heart attack, kidney damage, and strokes. While high blood pressure does not often cause any symptoms, it is easy to diagnose by a routine measurement. Your medical professional at the Wilshire Family Medical Clinic can record and analyze your blood pressure and begin to properly treat it.
Hypertension must be treated quickly to decrease the risk of more serious conditions. The proper course of treatment includes finding the right medication and making lifestyle changes, which include diet and exercise. In addition to medication, patients have the ability to lower their blood pressure by simply increasing physical activity and changing their diet to reduce salt consumption and eating more fruits and vegetables.
The first step is to have your blood pressure measured properly by your physician or nurse practitioner at Wilshire Family Medical Clinic. This quick, easy, and painless test can help you prevent serious medical issues. Please contact us to schedule your appointment. For additional information, please visit the American Heart Association’s website at https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure