Do you have high blood pressure? Are you taking medicines and are you sure it well controlled?
Hypetension is a very common problem and is what we call in medicine the “silent” killer. Most people walk around without any symtpoms. Eventually it becomes so uncontrolled that their first presentation is a stroke. A stroke can be very life changing. It can lead to loss of quality of life and many changes. That is why it is so important to treat your blood pressure and have it well controlled. Other complications of high blood pressure includes heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, blindness and many others. Very common symptom of poorly controlled blood pressure is headaches that people believe is due to stress. Other symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and many others.
Blood pressure goal is usally to be less than 140/90 for most patients. Diabetics should actually be less than that at 130/80. Blood pressure may require more than one medicine to control. Sometimes when you are on multiple medicines and your blood pressure is still not controlled there may be other secondary causes to your high blood pressure.
If you have high blood pressure and you are not sure if it is well controlled, then I recommend you come visit with us and let us help you. We even have a nurse clinic that will allow you to get blood pressure checks and follow up on your medications. There are several cheap, generic medications that are very effective in treating your blood pressure and reducing your risk of all the complications of HYPERTENSION . Do not let such a simple thing lead you to have major life changing complications. We look forward to seeing you.