Hypertension Treatment in Salisbury, MD
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Hypertension affects about 30% of American adults in the United States. With the number steadily increasing, hypertension has been deemed “the silent killer”, as conditions like heart blockages, heart and kidney failure, and strokes all have one common culprit; high blood pressure. Despite the high number of cases, it is estimated that less than half the patients who have high blood pressure, have it under control. If left untreated, hypertension has proven to be one of the leading causes of serious and sometimes life-threatening conditions. Peninsula Nephrology Associates offer hypertension treatment and management in Salisbury, MD so you can live a longer, happier life.
Blood pressure is the force of blood that is flowing through the arteries in your body. Carrying blood from your heart to the rest of your body, and when the heart beats it pushes blood through your arteries putting pressure on the artery walls. This is called your blood pressure. When the blood flow is too strong, it can damage the artery walls causing the development of what we call “plaque”. The buildup of this plaque causes the arteries to narrow, forcing the heart to work harder. Our specialists will identify and address the underlying conditions causing your hypertension and determine the best individualized treatment plan for your needs.
There are two types of high blood pressure.
Primary Hypertension: This type of high blood pressure can take many years to develop and typically has no known cause. It is likely a result of lifestyles, environment, and age.
Secondary Hypertension: When an external factor like medicine or health problem is the cause of high blood pressure. This can include conditions such as kidney problems, sleep apnea, thyroid problems, and some medications.
Other Common Causes of High Blood Pressure:
- High cholesterol diet
- Chronic medical conditions
- Family history
- Lack of exercise
- Some birth control medicines
- Tobacco and alcohol use
Most people do not experience symptoms of high blood pressure, which is where it has adapted the name “silent killer”. This is why it is very important to have your blood pressure checked regularly.
Hypertension treatment begins with your lifestyle. A few preventative measures can go a long way. A couple of steps you can take are:
- Stop smoking
- Eat healthy
- Lower your sodium intake
- Reduce alcohol consumption
- Learn stress relieving activities
Additionally, antihypertensive medications can be prescribed to lower your blood pressure. This treatment is highly successful and can help you manage and take back control of your life. The goal of treatment is to keep your blood pressure at normal levels. Unfortunately, it is a lifelong commitment but can be easily managed between you, your doctor and healthy lifestyle choices. Peninsula Nephrology Associates offers Hypertension Treatment in Salisbury, MD at 1821 Sweetbay Drive, Suite 1 Salisbury, MD 21804. For any questions or if you would like to book an appointment, call our office at (410) 204-2122.