High blood pressure affects about half of all adults in the United States and is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Jamil C. Mohsin, MD, at Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston in Tomball, Texas, is an experienced cardiologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating high blood pressure. The premier cardiology practice uses innovative tools and technology to help patients gain control over their blood pressure and their health. For a high blood pressure screening, call or book online today.
Your blood pressure measures the force of blood against your blood vessel walls during and between heartbeats. High blood pressure, or hypertension, means the pressure on your blood vessels is greater than normal.
Over time, the excess pressure affects the normal function of your blood vessels and may damage organs such as your heart or kidneys. This can increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
High blood pressure doesn’t typically cause symptoms, which is why it’s often referred to as the “silent killer.” If your blood pressure is dangerously elevated, you may experience:
The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is by getting your blood pressure checked regularly.
However, one elevated blood pressure reading during your annual wellness exam doesn’t mean you have high blood pressure. In general, for a high blood pressure diagnosis, you need at least three elevated high blood pressure readings on three separate occasions.
If you have concerns about high blood pressure, you may want to consider monitoring your numbers with a home blood pressure machine.
Though high blood pressure is common, only about 25% of people with hypertension have their blood pressure numbers under control.
When undiagnosed and untreated, high blood pressure increases your risk of developing more serious health complications, such as:
If you have high blood pressure and struggle to manage your numbers, contact Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston. The premier cardiology practice offers innovative treatments and therapies to help you gain control over your high blood pressure and improve your overall health.
Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston develops individualized treatment plans for the management of high blood pressure based on the severity of your blood pressure readings and your overall health and medical history.
Initially, treatment may focus on lifestyle changes such as:
Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston may also prescribe medication to help improve your high blood pressure.
Education is a key component of your high blood pressure treatment plan and your provider spends a lot of time talking to you about your diagnosis and the recommended treatment so you can make the most informed decisions about your health and wellness.
To gain control over your high blood pressure, contact Heart & Vascular Center of North Houston by phone or online today.