High Blood Pressure
We have partnered with Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc. in USA to provide excellent Cardiac care and & Preventive Care Services to you: In the United States, about one in three adults have high blood pressure (hypertension). Since high blood pressure can lead to heart failure, stroke and death, if it is not properly managed, board-certified cardiologist Camellus Ezeugwu, MD, FACC, FACP, PhD, provides comprehensive hypertension treatment plans at Just Heart Cardiovascular Group Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland. By using a special remote patient hypertension management platform, (“protect my heart”) his team can effectively manage and control high blood pressure to prevent heart attacks and strokes. The same service is what Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center will be providing to you in partnership with other team of doctors here in Nigeria and abroad. Book your high blood pressure evaluation online today or call your nearest location directly to schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
High Blood Pressure Q & A
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a chronic condition that refers to excessive force from blood as it circulates through your arteries and veins. Because blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood pumped through your heart, as well as the level of resistance from arteries, your blood pressure increases as your heart pumps more blood and as your arteries become narrower.
High blood pressure is diagnosed as primary or secondary hypertension. With primary hypertension, your blood pressure increases gradually over time for no single identifiable or obvious cause.
If you have secondary hypertension, you may have an underlying condition, such as kidney disease, thyroid problems, or obstructive sleep apnea, that increase your risk of high blood pressure. In either case, your risk of developing hypertension increases if you:
Smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco
Are older, especially over age 65
Follow a sedentary lifestyle
Are overweight or obese
Your blood pressure can also spike if you have too much sodium (salt) in your diet, or if you don’t get enough potassium.
To keep your heart and vital organs healthy, your blood pressure should stay below 120/80 mm Hg. Once your blood pressure goes above this point, especially if it’s over 140/90 mm Hg, your doctor is likely going to diagnose you with hypertension.
High blood pressure can wreak havoc on your entire body, potentially causing damage to veins, vessels, and arteries. You should be concerned about high blood pressure because it can lead to:
Memory problems and dementia
Since you won’t experience any obvious symptoms when your blood pressure surges, it’s important to check your blood pressure regularly and schedule an exam at Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) if your blood pressure is on the rise.
Treating high blood pressure involves combining lifestyle changes and medications, depending on your overall health, in an effort to prevent heart failure and chronic disease. Our Team may recommend medications to:
Relax your blood vessels, like angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARBs).
Stimulate your body to release fluids, as with diuretics
Reduce force on your heart, such as beta-blockers
Dilate blood vessels, like alpha-blockers
Lifestyle changes are often prescribed as first-line therapy for hypertension and it may be possible to manage your blood pressure without resorting to medication. Our Team could suggest the following lifestyle changes:
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH diet)
Your blood pressure management plan from Heart Disease Prevention and Training Center (HDPTC) is entirely tailored to you. Our Team can even set you up to remotely monitor you for blood pressure control, so he can evaluate your blood pressure levels regularly from his office and make any essential changes to your treatment plan. Click the enroll button below to enroll in this program if you have high blood pressure.