High Blood Pressure

EZ HealthCare

Internal Medicine & Obesity Medicine Specialists located in Sugarland, TX

High blood pressure is a common condition that puts you at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Located in Sugarland, Texas, EZ HealthCare helps patients get their blood pressure under control with effective, holistic treatment. Leading internal medicine physician Seema Jabeen, MD, takes the time to educate each patient on the details of their condition and the best options for improving their health. To speak with the team about your high blood pressure, book an appointment by phone or request one online today.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure occurs when your blood moves through your arteries with too much force. Many patients have high blood pressure for years without noticing. The long-term effects of high blood pressure put you at an increased risk for several serious health concerns, including:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Dementia
  • Aneurysm
  • Heart failure

In most cases, high blood pressure produces no symptoms until the condition has reached a critical level. Some patients experience symptoms like headaches or shortness of breath, but only once the condition has become severe or life-threatening.

What causes high blood pressure?

In some cases, high blood pressure may be caused by an underlying condition. This type of high blood pressure is known as secondary high blood pressure. Several conditions can cause high blood pressure, including:

  • Thyroid disorders
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Kidney issues
  • Adrenal gland tumors

Certain medications can also cause blood pressure to increase to dangerous levels.

In most cases, the exact cause of high blood pressure is unknown. Most adults develop high blood pressure gradually over a number of years. Luckily, screening for high blood pressure is a part of your routine physical exam.

How is high blood pressure treated?

If you’re diagnosed with high blood pressure, it is possible to get your blood pressure under control and maintain good health. Dr. Jabeen and her team take a holistic approach to high blood pressure treatment, using both medications and lifestyle modifications to help patients manage the long-term effects of their condition.

There are a variety of different medications used to regulate blood pressure. The team works with you to determine the right medication for you based on your medical history and personal health. Lifestyle modifications are also essential to treating high blood pressure. You can help control your blood pressure by:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Limiting the salt in your diet
  • Limiting your alcohol consumption
  • Managing stress

In addition to personalized high blood pressure treatment, Dr. Jabeen also specializes in obesity medicine, helping patients achieve their weight loss goals. To get started on your treatment plan, call EZ HealthCare, or request an appointment online today.