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HYPERTENSION

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition where the force of blood against the walls of your arteries is outside a normal range. When blood pressure levels remain high for too long, you may be at increased risk for chronic health problems, including heart disease, heart attack, or a stroke.

What are the risk factors for hypertension?


In addition to underlying medical issues, your risk for developing hypertension increases because of:
 

  • Stress

  • Obesity

  • Smoking

  • Family history

  • High-sodium diet

  • Alcohol consumption

  • Lack of physical activity
     

As you get older, you may also be at increased risk for hypertension and its related health complications.

How is hypertension diagnosed?


Because hypertension causes no symptoms until the condition is advanced, it’s important to have regular blood pressure checks. The  team at Dr. Atallah's office in Boynton Beach offers in-office blood pressure monitoring during routine visits.

How is hypertension treated?

 

Dr. Atallah offers comprehensive hypertension treatments and may initially recommend making changes to your daily life to lower blood pressure naturally. This includes:

  • Quitting smoking

  • Reducing stress

  • Getting daily exercise

  • Eating a heart-healthy diet


If lifestyle adjustments aren’t enough to lower blood pressure levels, you may need medications to relax your blood vessels and improve circulation.

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule a blood pressure check for hypertension today by calling 561.736.8806.

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