High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a silent killer. Do you have high blood pressure or Is your blood pressure controlled?
Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.
What you need to know and treatment options
Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually, the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. For example, 120/80 means a systolic of 120 and a diastolic of 80.
You have high blood pressure if your readings show that:
- Your systolic is 140 or higher OR
- Your diastolic is 90 or higher
Some providers may consider you to have high blood pressure if you have other heart risk factors.
When your blood pressure stays high over time, it causes the heart to pump harder and work overtime, possibly leading to serious medical problems like damage to delicate body organs like the heart, lungs, kidney, brain. Consistently elevated blood pressure will cause stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure. It is therefore very important that you treat high blood pressure and that it is diagnosed in time.
The good news is that blood pressure is very easily managed with lifestyle modifications like healthy food choices, active lifestyle, and medications.
Have you ran out of your blood pressure medications or are you worried that you may have high blood pressure?
Are you concerned about taking time off work or busy schedule and endless traffic to see a doctor, Hawt Digital clinic is here to help.
The initial visit will require an in-office visit and consultation with our doctor. Thereafter you will be followed up and guided through our digital health clinic. Request a consultation today.