High blood pressure is often a contributing factor in the development of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for men in the United States. High blood pressure may result from genetics, lifestyle behaviors, and other medical conditions. If left untreated, it can take a toll on many areas of health and may eventually result in a life threatening event like a heart attack or stroke.
High blood pressure is categorized as either Primary Hypertension, high blood pressure having no known cause, or Secondary Hypertension, high blood pressure caused by another medical condition like obstructive sleep apnea, kidney problems, thyroid issues, adrenal gland tumors, congenital conditions, and certain medications. Based on your symptoms and medical history, the medical providers at EveresT Men’s Health will determine the treatment that is most appropriate for you, which may include medication management and guidance on lifestyle changes.
Signs & Symptoms
Often people may be fully unaware that they are developing high blood pressure and this may be discovered in the process of taking an individual’s vitals. At EveresT Men’s Health, we check patient blood pressure at every visit, so this key health statistic never goes unmonitored.
Diagnostic Categories of High Blood Pressure
Normal Blood Pressure: Below 120/80
Elevated Blood Pressure: Systolic 120-129/ Diastolic below 80
Stage I Hypertension: Systolic 130-139/ Diastolic 80-89
Stage II Hypertension: Systolic >140/ Diastolic 90+
At EveresT Men’s Health if we discover that a patient has high blood pressure, we will evaluate the severity and develop a personal treatment plan that may include medication management to establish blood pressure control. There are different types of blood pressure medications with different mechanisms of action. The medical providers at EveresT will review your medical history and projected cardiovascular risks to determine the best course of treatment and medication.
Many cases of mild to moderate high blood pressure can often be improved through focused lifestyle improvements and dietary changes. EveresT blood pressure treatment plans will often include guidance on improving lifestyle behavior patterns with a focus on exercise and fitness in addition to medication.
If you have relatives with a history of cardiovascular disease or significant cardiac events, the medical providers at EveresT Men’s Health may encourage you to seek out additional health screening tests to ensure that we are doing our part to support and protect your cardiovascular health.
If you think that you may have high blood pressure, don’t wait to get tested—schedule an appointment with EveresT Men’s Health today!