High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
What is High Blood Pressure?
High Blood Pressure is a medical condition in which your blood pressure numbers are too high over a long period of time. When your body experiences High Blood Pressure over time, it means that the force of the blood against your heart’s artery walls is so high that it might cause cardiovascular problems such as heart disease.
What are the symptoms of High Blood Pressure?
Patients with High Blood Pressure may not have symptoms for a long time. However, some patients experience headaches, dizzy spells, or nosebleeds, which can be signs that your High Blood Pressure has reached a life-threatening stage.
What is the standard treatment of High Blood Pressure?
Southside Kidney Specialist patients with High Blood Pressure have a number of treatment options—so our doctors work very hard to help you understand what each treatment would look like for you and decide which treatment is right.
First, we’ll perform a hormonal evaluation to thoroughly assess your body’s adrenal and hormonal state. Then, we’ll consider treatment options ranging from medicinal solutions such as hormonal therapy to outpatient surgical solutions such as stints or definitive surgery.
Fortunately, we find that our High Blood Pressure patients often feel much better when they focus on lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. Your physician will be able to talk you through what those changes might look like for your lifestyle and how you can combine those changes with other treatment options to feel better.