Hypertension, commonly called high blood pressure, doesn’t have many symptoms in its early stages, and that makes it especially dangerous. During your visits to Stephen M. Herman, MD, LLC in Savannah, Georgia, with physician Stephen M. Herman, MD, you’ll get blood pressure monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment if needed. Make sure your hypertension is well-managed by using the online appointment tool or calling the office today.
Hypertension is high blood pressure. Ideally, your blood pressure should be less than 120/80 mmHg. There are different levels of hypertension as follows.
If you have consistently elevated blood pressure or hypertension, you should see Dr. Herman regularly to monitor your condition. If your blood pressure reading indicates hypertensive crisis, it's a medical emergency and you should get to the closest emergency room immediately.
In most cases, the cause of hypertension isn't clear, but the risk factors are well-established. The following factors typically play a role in hypertension.
Although you can't change your age or family history, you're very much in control of your eating habits, physical activity, and weight with Dr. Herman’s help. By working with Dr. Herman to improve your health, you can reduce your risk of hypertension, or even bring high blood pressure down.
You could suffer from any of the following without hypertension treatment.
Hypertension can have serious or even fatal consequences, which is why treatment is so vital.
Dr. Herman treats hypertension according to the stage, its effects, and your general health. In many cases, a few healthy lifestyle adjustments can lower your blood pressure to healthy levels. This typically includes weight loss if you need it, a healthier diet with low saturated fat intake, and regular exercise.
If your blood pressure isn't in the healthy range after lifestyle changes, you may need prescription medication. As long as you make healthy choices and stick with your treatment plan, you can take control of your hypertension.
Book your appointment at Stephen M. Herman, MD, LLC through the online tool or by phone now.