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Overview & Causes :

 High blood pressure is known as hypertension, which is the most common cardiovascular disease. It can affect both teens and aged person specially after 40. It is a condition where blood moves through the arteries with high pressure. High blood pressure can affect long term damage. Including damage of arteries and kidneys, heart attack, diabetes and several other serious

 There are some causes which contributes to hypertension:

Improper way of living

  • Eating a high sodium & low potassium
  • Having severe stress & sleep apnea
  • Consuming alcohol & smoking
  • Older age & family history of high blood pressure
  • Adrenal & thyroids disorder
  • Overweight & inactive in physical activity
  • High salt intake

Symptoms & Types:

There are some symptoms of Hypertension.

  • Severe headache
  • Heart pain
  • Hindrance in breathing
  • Irregular heartbeat & pounding from chest, neck or ears
  • Fatigue or confusion
  • Vision error
  • Blood in the Urine

 There are some stages of blood pressure which define different types:

Classification          Systolic BP (mmHg)         Diastolic BP (mmHg)
Normal                  <120                       And <80
Prehypertension         120-139                    Or 80-89
Stage 1 hypertension    140-159                    Or 90-99
Stage 2 hypertension    ≥160                       Or ≥100

Diagnosis & Treatments: Hypertension often called as “silent killer”, because patient do not realize when they have high pressure, there may be no manifestations or signs. The verdict of hypertension is regular check up and monitor blood pressure to measure whether it is high or beyond normal range. Blood pressure is measured with the device known as sphygmomanometer. Blood pressure can be measure in 2 ways:

  • Systolic blood pressure is the maximum blood compulsion during a heartbeat, when the heart sends blood throughout the body.
  • Diastolic blood pressure is the lowest blood compulsion between heartbeats, when the heart fills with the blood.

 The chart has shown below, how we can measure our blood pressure.

There are some different kind of treatments for hypertension or high blood pressure. The purpose for treating high blood pressure is to keep below 134/80.Treatments for high blood pressure includes.

  1. Lifestyle modification includes
    • Exercise
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Lose weight
    • Quiet smoking
    • Eat low sodium & low diet
  1. Medications includes treatments according to doctors prescription
    • Beta blockers
    • Diuretics
    • Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE Inhibitors)
    • Angiotensin II Receptor (ARB) blockers
    • Calcium channel blockers
  1. Get adequate sleep
  2. Use relaxation method like breathing, yoga.

If all such kind of life do not work then next step will be quick reporting to doctor who can help to lower blood pressure more effectively.

Woodlands Family Practice
of Dr. Nihal U. Siddiqui

Established private medical practice in The Woodlands focusing on treating adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. Please see other pages to get more information about Dr. Siddiqui, services, and appointments.

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Address: 9004 Forest Crossing Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381

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