What is hypertension?
Hypertension, more commonly referred to as high blood pressure, is a medical condition in which the pressure of blood flow in the heart and blood vessels is consistently higher than it should be. Blood pressure is determined by both the amount of blood being pumped, as well as the diameter of your arteries. More blood being pumped through a smaller artery would result in a higher blood pressure as well as added strain to the heart muscles.
Few people feel experience signs or symptoms of hypertension, however if left untreated it can lead to serious health risks such as heart disease, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and even dementia. Dr. Jain treats hypertension seriously and investigates the root cause thoroughly, so that his patients can continue to live a long and healthy life.
What causes hypertension?
Hypertension can have many causes including being overweight or obese, smoking, excessive salt intake, or excessive alcohol consumption. Increased age, decrease in physical activity, and a family history of the disease are also likely to increase your chances of developing hypertension.
How is hypertension treated?
Preventative treatment for hypertension includes maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle, avoiding foods high in salt, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking.
Once you have been diagnosed with hypertension, Dr. Jain can work with you to develop the best plan of treatment which may include medication as well as lifestyle changes to ensure you are living your healthiest life possible.