High blood pressure can cause a vast array of health problems. At Crescent Direct Primary Care in Southlake, Texas, Elvira Jasarevic, DO, offers blood pressure control treatments that can bring your readings down to manageable levels. When you’re ready to get started, call the office to book a visit, or schedule online any time of day or night.
In order to understand high blood pressure, it helps to think about the way your heart moves blood through your body. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into your arteries. That process places a degree of force against your arterial walls.
Your blood pressure is measured during each heartbeat (systolic) and in the pause between heartbeats (diastolic). Those two numbers, displayed as systolic/diastolic, make up your blood pressure readings.
Normal blood pressure measures at or below 120/80. Anything above that is considered elevated, and high blood pressure (hypertension) begins when you reach 130/80.
High blood pressure places enormous strain on virtually all of the organs and systems in your body. Some of the health risks associated with hypertension include:
These are just some of the health problems that can develop or worsen due to high blood pressure. Even more distressing, hypertension often shows no symptoms. Unless you come in for routine physicals, a sudden health crisis might be the first indication you have high blood pressure.
If your blood pressure is borderline or high, finding a way to bring your readings down to healthy levels should be a top priority. Dr. Jasarevic works closely with you to determine the best approach.
Medications might play a role in treating your hypertension. There are many options to choose from, and a combination of medications is sometimes the best approach. It can take a period of trial and error to find the right balance for your needs.
Lifestyle modifications are a great way to not only reduce your blood pressure, but also to keep your readings low over the long term. Dr. Jasarevic helps you assess your current lifestyle and determine where changes will have the most impact. Medically supervised weight loss is also available.
Some of the easiest ways to bring your blood pressure readings down is by learning and adopting new stress management techniques. Enhancing your sleep quality is also a great way to reduce your readings.
When you’re ready to learn more about blood pressure control, schedule a visit online any time of day or night. You’re also welcome to call the office to check appointment availability.