High blood pressure is a silent but deadly condition that you should address as soon as possible. It can lead to other cardiovascular ailments such as heart attack or stroke by putting undue strain on your circulatory system. Kohn Medical & Weight Loss can help you diagnose and treat hypertension in Las Vegas.
What Is High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a measurement of how hard your heart is pushing blood through your body. It includes systolic pressure pumping out of the heart, and diastolic pressure returning to the heart as it rests. Those two measurements represent your total blood pressure. Hypertension can damage your arteries, leading to cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and other potentially deadly cardiovascular diseases.
How Do I Know if I Have Hypertension?
Normal pressure is less than 120/80 systolic/diastolic. If your systolic pressure is 130 or higher or your diastolic pressure is over 80, you have State 1 hypertension. If your blood pressure measures systolic over 140 or diastolic over 90, you have Stage 2 hypertension; if your systolic level is higher than 180 or diastolic higher than 120, you are in a hypertensive crisis and should get treatment immediately.
What Do I Do If I Think I Have Hypertension?
When you come to Kohn Medical & Weight Loss for your physical or annual wellness exam, we will do a full battery of tests to assess your health, including taking your readings. If you have hypertension, we have many ways to treat you. Fortunately, hypertension is manageable if addressed in time.
What Is the Treatment for High Blood Pressure?
In most cases, hypertension is related to being overweight and having a poor diet, as well as other poor lifestyle choices. If necessary, Dr. Kohn will prescribe medication to manage your hypertension, but he will also put you on a medical weight loss program that may include diet shots, an exercise program and lifestyle recommendations to help you get your blood pressure down naturally.
Where Can I Get Help With High Blood Pressure in Las Vegas?
Dr. Kohn has helped many people with high hypertension and other weight-related ailments get healthy, and he can do the same for you. To start improving your health today, fill out the form below or call Kohn Medical & Weight Loss at 702-487-6500 now.