At Capitol Cardiology Associates, with offices in Lanham, Bowie, Camp Springs, Silver Spring, Laurel, and Largo, Maryland, the team of expert cardiologists specializes in diagnosing and treating hypertension (high blood pressure). They can help reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your quality of life. Make an appointment at Capitol Cardiology Associates today to receive treatment for hypertension; call the nearest office or click the online booking feature.
Hypertension isn’t a disease, but it is a potentially serious medical condition. Blood pressure greater than 130/80 mmHg is considered hypertension.
Each time you visit Capital Cardiology Associates, you get a blood pressure reading. If you have hypertension, this regular monitoring allows you to take action to reduce your blood pressure right away and prevent a heart attack or stroke in the future.
There are various factors that increase your risk of hypertension, including:
If you’re overweight or obese, you’re more likely to experience hypertension.
Your risk of hypertension increases during and after middle age.
Consuming meals and snacks that are high in fat, sugar, and salt cause hypertension.
If your parents or siblings have hypertension, you're more likely to have it, too.
You might develop high blood pressure if you spend most of your time sitting down. Therefore, it’s important to exercise several times a week.
During preventive checkups, the team at Capitol Cardiology Associates monitors the above factors to reduce your risk for hypertension.
Hypertension increases your risk of various health problems, including:
If you’re concerned about any of these issues, contact Capital Cardiology Associates immediately.
To diagnose hypertension, your Capitol Cardiology Associates provider takes your blood pressure with an inflatable cuff and a pressure-measuring gauge. To ensure accurate results, they measure your blood pressure several times and calculate the average. A reading of 120/80 mm/Hg is considered normal, but anything higher indicates a potential problem.
At Capitol Cardiology Associates, the team prescribes hypertension treatment based on your symptoms, your coexisting health issues, and your blood pressure readings. Often, lifestyle changes like eating a healthier diet and quitting smoking lower your blood pressure. You may also need prescription medication.
With a commitment to improved health and the team’s support, you can be healthy in spite of a hypertension diagnosis.
Make an appointment at Capitol Cardiology Associates today to receive treatment for hypertension; call the nearest office or click the online booking feature.