Nearly 65 million of the adult population of the US suffers from hypertension or high blood pressure. Not only is the condition life-threatening, but also 1 in 3 people might be unaware of the condition. These statistics make it the ‘silent killer.’
A type of hypertension is essential hypertension, where the exact cause is unknown. A staggering 95% of the US hypertension cases reported are for essential hypertension.Book an Appointment for Only
Normally, a certain pressure allows the blood to circulate throughout the body. But in hypertension, the pressure exerted on the arterial walls is too high, leading to serious medical problems.
Hypertension medically refers to the excessive and consistent force exerted on the arterial walls, weakening them over time. Typically, the risks of hypertension include:
The elevated pressure can also affect blood vessels in the head, causing damage to the brain.
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Several factors may cause hypertension and the causes may vary from person to person. The causes may include:
Hypertension can also occur due to other diseases as a secondary symptom, called secondary hypertension.
Hypertension overworks the heart beyond its limits. Without treatment it can cause:
Fortunately, hypertension can be managed to live a normal life. But the first step is to regularly check blood pressure to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some people have a higher risk of developing hypertension.
The chances of hypertension can be lowered with a healthy lifestyle and better dietary choices. These lifestyles choices include:
Taking these measures help reduce the likelihood of heart diseases as well.
Introduce items high in fiber, magnesium, calcium, and potassium in your diet.
You can find and make an appointment online for a virtual doctor for a hypertension consultation for treatment. Our online doctors at TelMDCare can suggest a treatment plan to manage your hypertension, as well as educate you about a healthy lifestyle and medications they may prescribe.
A wide variety of medications are available for hypertension. Your doctor may prescribe medications that may include:
You may be at risk of heart failure due to hypertension. Visit a doctor or get a virtual consult for hypertension online. They may prescribe or adjust your treatment for the particular medications you may need. They can also assist you with regular medication refills.