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High Blood Pressure Treatment in Dublin, Virginia

Come to the Leader in Treatment of Adult Hypertension

The internal medicine experts of Pulaski Internal Medicine are highly trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of hypertension in adults and seniors. Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, if left untreated, can lead to additional health problems. The risk of heart disease and stroke increases if your blood pressure is regularly above 110/75. Untreated high blood pressure increases the strain on the heart and arteries, eventually causing organ damage. For a complete physical or a high blood pressure screening, call the internal medicine experts at Pulaski Internal Medicine at (540) 674-4914.

Trust Pulaski Internal Medicine for Hypertension Treatment

Treating high blood pressure is very important. Leaving high blood pressure untreated can increase your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. The first step in treating high blood pressure is making a lifestyle change. Reducing the amount of salt in your diet, drink alcohol in moderation, stop smoking, exercise, and loosing excess weight are the main life-style changes the staff at Pulaski Internal Medicine recommends to patients with hypertension. The next step to lowering your blood pressure is medication. Blood pressure that is consistently above 140/90 will require medication. Treatment with medication is recommended for lower blood pressure as well. For some older people and for those with atherosclerosis, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease complicated by protein in the urine can have low blood pressure.

Pulaski Internal Medicine Look for Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

The most dangerous aspects of hypertension is the fact you may not know that you have it. Nearly one-third of people who have high blood pressure do not know they have it. The only way a patient will know if your blood pressure is high is through regular check-ups or you start having cardiac symptoms. Having regular check-ups is important as you age. Some symptoms of high blood pressure to look out for include:
Severe Headaches
Fatigue or Confusion
Vision Problems
Chest Pains
Difficulty Breathing
Irregular Heartbeat
Pounding in your Chest, Neck, or Ears