High Blood Pressure

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NY Family Docs

Primary Care Practice & Family Practice located in Williamsburg, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, CityLine & Forest Hills NY

High blood pressure can be an alarming diagnosis, but it’s an extremely manageable one. With a treatment plan that blends medication, lifestyle management, and personalized coaching, NY Family Docs is here to help you maintain healthy blood pressure — and your quality of life at their offices throughout Brooklyn and Queens, including Ridgewood, Woodhaven, and Williamsburg, New York. You can call the office nearest you or book your appointment online to get started.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a condition in which your blood creates a high level of pressure against your artery walls. You can have high blood pressure from your heart pumping too much blood, similar to too much water being fed into a pipe. You can also develop high blood pressure because your arteries become narrower over time. 

High blood pressure is extremely common. In fact, the American Heart Association reports that one in every three American adults lives with high blood pressure.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure usually has very few symptoms, which is why it’s important that you get a yearly physical. During it, your doctor has the opportunity to measure your blood pressure to detect any increases that could be a cause for concern.

What are the risks of high blood pressure?

Uncontrolled high blood pressure puts you at risk for a number of very serious health conditions, including:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysms
  • Heart failure
  • Dementia
  • Kidney problems
  • Vision loss

How is high blood pressure treated?

The good news about high blood pressure is that it’s extremely treatable. If you’re diagnosed with high blood pressure, NY Family Docs offers you their time-tested hypertension management program to protect your overall health.

This program includes the appropriate prescription for your body plus lifestyle management. Simple lifestyle changes like a healthier diet, more regular exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight can make a dramatic difference in your blood pressure.

NY Family Docs offers one-on-one health coaching to help you make — and sustain — these lifestyle changes. They also use six-month follow-ups to keep you on track.

While unwelcome, a high blood pressure diagnosis doesn’t need to be debilitating. In fact, it might help you start down the path toward a healthier, more active, more balanced life. If you have questions about managing your hypertension or want help making the right lifestyle choices, NY Family Docs is here for you.

Whether you’re due for a yearly physical where your blood pressure will be checked or you know you have high blood pressure and want tailored treatment, call one of the NY Family Docs locations or schedule an appointment online.