High blood pressure is one of the most common conditions affecting adults today and can lead to serious complications. It’s possible to have high blood pressure without ever experiencing a symptom, so regular blood pressure screenings are important. Lilette Daumas, MD, performs these screenings at her practice in Houston, Texas. For more information, call her office today or make an appointment online with the scheduling tool.
High blood pressure, sometimes called hypertension, is a common condition for adults, particularly for those over 40. If you have high blood pressure, it means that the force of blood moving through your veins and arteries is so great that it could damage these blood vessels and lead to serious health problems.
Risk factors for high blood pressure include:
If you think you may have high blood pressure, talk to Dr. Daumas about your risks and how you can limit them.
Dr. Daumas uses an inflatable cuff to check your blood pressure. If it’s especially high, she can recommend further tests to reach a diagnosis.
Treating high blood pressure often consists of diet and lifestyle changes, sometimes supplemented with medication. Eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight can go a long way toward reversing the condition. Medication is also available that can help keep blood pressure within healthy ranges.
If you think you may have high blood pressure, call the office today or make an appointment online.