Hypertension Specialist

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Danvers Family Doctors, P.C.

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice
located in Danvers, MA

Although hypertension is a common health problem, there are a few things patients can do to control it. At Danvers Family Doctors, P.C. in Danvers, Massachusetts, Dr. Subroto Bhattacharya and his team are prepared to provide hypertension patients with medication and lifestyle modifications that can improve their overall health.

Hypertension Q & A

What is hypertension?

A person has hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, when their blood pressure is higher than 140/90 mmHg. Prehypertension is defined as blood pressure readings between 120 and 139/80 and 89 mmHg. A normal blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg is considered normal.

What do the numbers on your blood pressure mean?

The first number in a blood pressure reading, called systolic blood pressure, shows how much pressure is in the heart’s blood vessels. The other number, diastolic blood pressure, is used to measure how much pressure is in the blood vessels when the heart is not beating.

What are the effects of high blood pressure?

Hypertension can cause exceptionally serious medical conditions and might prompt passing whenever left untreated. A major risk factor for heart disease, including the possibility of heart failure, is hypertension. If hypertension is not treated, it can lead to heart attack, kidney damage, stroke, and vision loss.

What are the signs of high blood pressure?

The absence of symptoms is one of hypertension’s most frightening characteristics. Patients must therefore undergo regular wellness examinations. In cases of hypertension, preventative care can make all the difference. The healthcare providers at Danvers Family Doctors, P.C. check blood pressure and look for signs of hypertension and other illnesses during an annual physical.

Who is prone to hypertension?

The risk of hypertension is higher in older people. Numerous other risk factors, on the other hand, can be avoided. All of the risk factors for hypertension that can be controlled include an inactive lifestyle, poor diet, regular use of tobacco, regular excessive alcohol consumption, and excess weight. People who have hypertension in their family, especially if their parents have it, may be more likely to get it, so they need to be especially careful about how to prevent it.

What is the best treatment for high blood pressure?

There are many ways to manage hypertension, but the patient must be committed. Way of life changes should be made to really manage hypertension. Healthy eating, regular exercise, and avoiding alcohol and tobacco are typically included in these. Additionally, medications for hypertension can assist in normalizing blood pressure.