Have you ever heard of hypertension? If not, maybe you’ve heard of high blood pressure, which is the non-medical term for hypertension. Dr. Druz, Long Island Cardiologist, explains hypertension as an abnormally high pressure of the blood that is being pumped through your arteries and veins every time your heart beats. Arterial blood pressure is what is created by the force of the blood against the artery walls. When the pressure of the blood being pumped is too forceful or high it is known as hypertension or high blood pressure.
Treating hypertension on Long Island is important because if the force of the blood against the artery walls is high enough, it can create serious heart problems like heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Often times patients go without realizing they have high blood pressure because you can have high blood pressure for years without experiencing any of the symptoms. Luckily, hypertension can be easily detected by doctors through a blood pressure reading. Treating hypertension when it is discovered is especially important in order for the patient to avoid heart complications as well as symptoms. Some of the symptoms that people with hypertension may experience are:
- Shortness of breath
There are many ways that Dr. Druz recommends treating hypertension. Typically treatment plans will continue to evolve until the blood pressure control is achieved and the patient has lower blood pressure. Often times the first thing that is suggested is some simple lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure as well as medications that can treat the disease. Some of these healthy lifestyle changes that can lower blood pressure and treat hypertension on Long Island include:
- Healthy eating and limiting sodium and salt
- Being physically active
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Limiting alcohol intake
- Managing and coping with stress
If you or anyone you know is suffering from high blood pressure or needs to treat hypertension on Long Island, schedule an appointment with Dr. Druz at 516-746-1103 or visit our website http://iccli.com for more information.