High Blood Pressure Specialist

Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center

Family Practice located in Anthem, Henderson, NV

While scare tactics are never a great motivator, an estimated 1 in 3 people in the United States has high blood pressure, and the condition is responsible for or contributes to, more than 410,000 deaths each year. At Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center, the team of physicians and healthcare providers offer comprehensive primary care for patients in Anthem, Henderson, Nevada who suffer from hypertension, helping them better control their numbers. To get started on reversing your high blood pressure, call or request an appointment online.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, means that your blood is creating more pressure on your blood vessels than it should, with every beat of your heart. Over time, this continual pounding takes its toll, weakening your blood vessels, as well as your heart.

The condition is tricky because there are no outward signs of high blood pressure. That said, a simple, noninvasive blood pressure test at Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center lets you know where you fall in terms of blood pressure.

What constitutes high blood pressure?

When a doctor measures your blood pressure, he comes up with two numbers:

  • Systolic (the first number): the pressure in your blood when your heart beats
  • Diastolic (the second number): the pressure in your blood in between heartbeats

Taken together, these numbers paint a clear picture of how hard your heart is working to deliver blood and what kind of pressure your blood vessels are under in this process. And here’s how the numbers break out:

  • 120/80 or lower: normal blood pressure
  • 120-129 over 80 or lower: elevated
  • 130-139 over 80-89: stage 1 hypertension
  • 140/90 or higher: stage 2 hypertension

Not too long ago, high blood pressure was classified as 140/90 or higher. The American Heart Association now considers 130/80 or higher as hypertension in order to get people to take preventive action. High blood pressure is reversible, so heeding the early warning signs is key.

What complications are associated with high blood pressure?

The complications associated with high blood pressure include:

  • Heart failure
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • An aneurysm
  • Vision loss
  • Kidney problems
  • Metabolic syndrome

The effect that high blood pressure can have on your health cannot be overstated since your very life depends on good cardiovascular health. It’s for this reason that the physicians at Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center offer comprehensive primary care for high blood pressure.

How is high blood pressure treated?

The providers take a holistic and preventive approach to high blood pressure in the hopes that he can stave off the many serious complications by getting your blood pressure numbers down. To do this, they turn to:

  • Prescription medication
  • Lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking
  • Weight loss
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Stress management
  • Supplements

By addressing your high blood pressure numbers from several angles, your doctor helps you gain control of your cardiovascular health for long-term success.

To get to work on your high blood pressure, call Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center or use the online scheduler to book a visit.