Hypertension Specialist

Nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, or high blood pressure, which increases their risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

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Hypertension Q & A


What is hypertension?

Hypertension is a chronic condition in which pressure inside blood vessel walls is higher than normal. Hypertension often develops slowly over time and rarely produces any symptoms. Routine blood pressure screening is important to detect the condition before dangerous heart problems develop.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

You probably won’t notice any signs or symptoms if you have hypertension. If blood pressure reaches dangerously high levels, you might experience nosebleeds, shortness of breath, or headaches. Routine blood pressure screening is the best way to detect hypertension before it causes problems.

What are the risk factors for hypertension?

High blood pressure can happen to anybody, but certain factors increase your risk of developing it. Examples include

  • Family history of hypertension
  • Older age
  • Overweight or obesity
  • Chronic stress
  • Physical inactivity
  • Tobacco use
  • Excessive sodium intake
  • Too little dietary potassium
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea

If you are at a risk of hypertension, have your blood pressure checked by a medical professional regularly, and monitor your blood pressure at home.


Why is high blood pressure dangerous?

High blood pressure is dangerous because of the complications it can cause. Hypertension causes stroke, heart attack, aneurysm, heart failure, and narrowed or torn blood vessels. It can also lead to cognitive problems and even dementia.

How does my provider diagnose high blood pressure?

Your New York Medical Vascular Care provider checks your blood pressure using an inflatable arm cuff and a blood pressure measuring gauge. The cuff briefly gets tighter around your arm during each evaluation, but the procedure is fast and painless.

What are my hypertension treatment options?

Depending on the type and severity of high blood pressure you experience, your doctor might recommend the following hypertension treatments:

Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle changes are often effective in naturally lowering blood pressure. Some lifestyle changes include weight loss, eating healthy foods, limiting dietary sodium, reducing stress, increasing physical activity, limiting or avoiding alcohol, and not smoking.

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Blood pressure-lowering medications

Your New York Medical Vascular Care provider can prescribe a medication regimen to get your blood pressure back to a normal and healthy range. They may do so if healthy lifestyle changes haven’t worked to lower hypertension or blood pressure reaches very high levels.

Don’t let hypertension lead to serious medical issues when simple treatments can correct the problem. Schedule an appointment with New York Medical Vascular Care by phone or online today.

What Are the Benefits of Physical Exams?

A physical exam with the board-certified New York Medical Vascular Care staff can help your provider detect or rule out some of the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid problems
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Illnesses and injuries
  • Asthma and allergies

Preventing or treating these and other health issues is a good way to avoid potentially serious medical problems.

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