Treatment & Prevention of High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is a term that refers to the amount of pressure your blood puts against your arterial walls. When this pressure is over safe levels, it’s described as hypertension or high blood pressure. High blood pressure is exceedingly common – currently, 46% of adults have high blood pressure – yet, less than half of those with high blood pressure have it controlled despite the availability of effective treatments.
If you have hypertension or are concerned about your blood pressure, it’s time to speak to our team. We specialize in the treatment of hypertension and have been helping patients with hypertension get the best care for their blood pressure so they can lower their risk of heart disease, stroke, atrial fibrillation, kidney disease, dementia, and early death.
HealthspanMD™ specializes in a personalized, comprehensive, and connected approach that includes natural treatments like weight loss, improved diet, and lifestyle changes as a foundational approach. Our treatment goal is to minimize or eliminate medications as often as possible. Still, if blood pressure medications are needed, we ensure our patients are on the best medications with the strongest benefits.
Ready to receive individualized treatment from the top BP specialist doctor Phoenix has to offer? HealthspanMD™ is ready to get started with you. Request your first appointment with us today.
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High Blood Pressure Treatment & Prevention
It’s possible to have hypertension for many years without experiencing any symptoms or negative results. However, when high blood pressure is unaddressed, it can be a source of serious concern for your lasting health. Hypertension is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the world and is a major risk factor for stroke, heart attack, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, kidney failure, dementia, and other conditions.
Blood pressure is measured in units of millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and includes two distinct numbers. These numbers are separated into a top number (systolic) and a bottom number (diastolic).
- Systolic Pressure: This number indicates the pressure occurring within your arteries during a heartbeat.
- Diastolic Pressure: This number rates the pressure occurring within your arteries when your heart is between contractions.
There is a range of symptoms that can indicate the presence of hypertension. Nosebleeds, trouble breathing, chest pain, and headaches can all be indicators of blood pressure that is too high. However, symptoms are typically only present when high blood pressure is quite severe. This is why we must keep an eye on our blood pressure with regular monitoring.
Regular monitoring of your blood pressure is important – especially as you get older. After you reach 40 years of age, it is recommended that your physician check your blood pressure every year. However, checking your blood pressure outside the doctor’s office is also important. Inexpensive and reliable blood pressure monitors are available and home blood pressure readings can be valuable in helping your physician decide your best treatment options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you know how to lower high blood pressure? Why is HealthspanMD™’s method effective?
Experts predict that 50-75% of high blood pressure symptoms could be eliminated by addressing factors OUTSIDE of the doctor’s office. Our comprehensive approach is ideally suited to those who want the best hypertension treatment for their high blood pressure to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and dementia.
Will I still take high blood pressure medication with HealthspanMD™?
Typically, healthcare approaches health problems with a “medicate or operate '' approach – which often are bandaids for the problem and don’t address the root causes.
HealthspanMD™ takes a more holistic view – helping our clients identify the root causes of their health issues – and the most effective way to achieve their health and longevity goals. Medications can be powerful tools, but they can also be toxic. Our approach is to recommend medications and supplements only if they are necessary and the potential benefits significantly outweigh the potential risks.
Does your blood pressure doctor accept health insurance?
Yes! HealthspanMD™ is proud to accept insurance from most major providers, including Medicare. View our page to see our full list of accepted providers, and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly, knowledgeable staff.
How can I get started with the best high blood pressure doctor near me?
At HealthspanMD™, we make it easy to take the first step toward achieving your health, weight, and longevity goals. Just press the Request an Appointment button to schedule your first consultation. You’ll meet with Dr. Hurst to create your Healthspan Action Plan and get clear on your best opportunities to achieve your goals.