High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

A silent danger sign for your heart's health

Our approach to high blood pressure care

We understand that managing high blood pressure goes beyond numbers. It's about preserving your quality of life. Our compassionate team will guide you on a personalized journey to wellness. 

From lifestyle modifications to the latest treatments, we're dedicated to helping you take control of your blood pressure and reduce the risk of severe complications.

Signs and symptoms of high blood pressure

High blood pressure often doesn't cause noticeable symptoms, even at dangerously high levels. However, some people may experience:

  • headaches
  • shortness of breath
  • nosebleeds

When to seek care for high blood pressure

Contact your doctor if you have any of the symptoms above. And even if you feel fine, be sure to get regular checkups. Early detection and treatment can prevent serious health problems, including heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

Our steps to diagnosis

Because high blood pressure often doesn't cause symptoms, regular blood pressure checks are essential. During routine visits, your doctor will assess your family history and other risk factors and measure your blood pressure.

If your blood pressure is elevated, your doctor may recommend additional tests, such as:

  • ongoing blood pressure monitoring
  • lab tests
  • electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • echocardiogram

Our treatment options

Managing your high blood pressure takes personalized care. Our treatment approach is tailored to your specific symptoms and risks, helping ensure optimal outcomes.

Your treatment may include:

  • Lifestyle changes: Healthy habits can significantly impact your high blood pressure and help you better control it. These habits include eating a heart-healthy diet, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol intake, quitting smoking and getting enough sleep.
  • Medication: If lifestyle changes aren't enough to control blood pressure, your doctor may prescribe medication, such as water pills (diuretics), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) or calcium channel blockers.
  • Nutrition guidance: Our on-site cardiac nutritionist can offer personalized guidance and support, helping you make positive changes to your diet and lifestyle.

For many people, these positive changes can help keep their hypertension under control long-term. But if medications and lifestyle changes aren't improving your blood pressure, your doctor may start the conversation about other options for treatment.

Benefits of care

High blood pressure is one of the most important risk factors for heart disease, stroke, diabetes complications and kidney failure. Lowering high blood pressure and keeping it at safe levels can help you prevent these illnesses.

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Comprehensive care options

Our specialized hypertension program focuses on holistic care. Whether you have high blood pressure or are at high risk of developing it, we have the knowledge and expertise to support you.

Same-day appointments

We understand the urgency of managing blood pressure. That's why we offer same-day appointments for people with uncontrolled hypertension.

Telehealth technology

Enjoy the convenience of meeting with your doctor from the comfort of your home. Our secure telehealth appointments make it easy to manage your blood pressure without disrupting your routine.

Affordable resources

We recognize that medication costs can be a barrier to managing chronic health conditions. However, it's critically important not to suddenly stop taking your blood pressure medication. Talk to your doctor if cost is a factor — our compassionate team is here to help.

Heart-healthy nutrition expertise

Our on-site cardiac nutritionist will work with you to develop a personalized, heart-healthy eating plan that aligns with your preferences and needs.