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Hypertension

Patrick W. Hisel, MD, PA

Family Medicine Practice & Primary Care Physicians located in Mineral Wells, TX & Weatherford, TX

Did you know that keeping your blood pressure in check can save your life? Hypertension is a very real threat to your health, but treatment is available. The family medicine practice of Patrick W. Hisel, MD, PA, in Mineral Wells and Weatherford, Texas, has the expertise to diagnose and treat hypertension. Call the office nearest you today to schedule your appointment. You can also click the online booking tool.

Hypertension Q & A

What is hypertension?

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects half of the adults in the United States. However, many don’t even realize they have it. If hypertension goes untreated, it can lead to serious health conditions, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and possibly death.

Monitoring your blood pressure and keeping it under control not only can preserve your health but can prevent other serious conditions from attacking your body.

Talk to the team about ways to manage your blood pressure. They can help you keep it within a normal range to keep you healthy.

What are the symptoms of hypertension?

Hypertension is often called a “silent killer” because symptoms are not always evident. Without getting your blood pressure checked, you can unknowingly have hypertension, which can damage your heart and blood vessels. It can also cause harm to other organs in your body.

When hypertension shows symptoms, you might notice:

  • Periods of sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep issues
  • Turning red in your face
  • Headaches
  • Nosebleeds

Seeing the team at the office of Patrick W. Hisel, MD, PA, for regular check-ups is the best way to learn about hypertension prevention and to guard yourself against the risks that come from it.

How is hypertension treated?

Treatment options can help lower your blood pressure and keep you free from additional, serious health issues. You may benefit from:

Routine physical exercise

Studies show that 150 minutes of exercise weekly can keep you in good health. It’s recommended you incorporate some type of movement into your daily routine five times a week, like walking, swimming, jogging, or cycling.

Diet

The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is highly recommended for patients with hypertension. It includes appropriate portions of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat foods, and lean meats, in addition to limiting your sweets. The team can also develop a personalized weight loss plan for you, if needed.

Stress management

Avoiding stress is one of the best ways to manage your blood pressure. Stress reducers include practicing yoga, taking warm baths, meditating, and going on long walks.

Medication

Several medications can treat hypertension. After your evaluation, your provider recommends which might be best for you.

Call Patrick W. Hisel, MD, PA, today for a high blood pressure check and treatment. You can also book an appointment online.

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