Hypertension is a common condition, affecting nearly half of all Americans. Monitoring your blood pressure range can save your life. The team at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., in Roseville, California, diagnoses and treats hypertension. Ernestina Agresti, DO, and Linda Agresti, DO, are expert primary care physicians who help manage your blood pressure. Call the office today and speak with a friendly team member!

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What is hypertension?

Hypertension is a condition better known as high blood pressure. It occurs when the force of blood running through your veins is too high, putting pressure on your artery walls.

If your hypertension goes untreated, it can lead to serious health issues that can affect your overall wellness.

When you visit Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., your provider uses a medical device called a sphygmomanometer, which is an inflatable cuff placed around your arm that measures your blood pressure.

If your reading is consistently high, you’re diagnosed with hypertension. Your doctor then prescribes a personalized treatment for your condition.

What are the symptoms of hypertension?

If you have any of the following symptoms of high blood pressure, you should see your doctor right away:

  • Tightness in your chest
  • Nosebleeds
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Blood in your urine

Hypertension is also called “the silent killer” because you don’t always experience symptoms. That’s why it’s imperative that you keep your blood pressure in check. If you have hypertension, see your specialist at Sierra Rose Family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., for personalized treatment and superior care.

What causes hypertension?

High blood pressure can develop for various reasons. Causes might include:

  • Poor diet
  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Family members having hypertension

As you age and your body changes, your risk for developing hypertension over time increases. Checking your blood pressure frequently can help determine if you have hypertension.

How is hypertension treated?

Hypertension has a few treatment options. Changing your lifestyle with healthy habits can reduce your risk of high blood pressure considerably. If changing your diet and exercise, in addition to making other recommended adjustments, aren’t bringing your blood pressure levels down, your provider might prescribe medications to keep your readings in a healthy range.

It’s also possible that your treatment will evolve over time. Sierra Rose family Physicians Medical Group, Inc., monitors your care throughout your health journey. If your body becomes resistant to a certain treatment, your doctor can prescribe a different customized method of treatment to meet your needs.

If you’d like to have your blood pressure checked, or if you’re experiencing symptoms of hypertension, reach out to the practice today by calling or booking an appointment online.