Hypertension

Hypertension offered in Roseville, CA

Hypertension is a potentially deadly condition that causes no symptoms. John Paul Kelada, MD, AlexandraMary Kelada, DO, and the Roseville Family Healthcare team in Roseville, California, offer all their patients routine blood pressure checks to screen for hypertension. They also provide expert treatment if your blood pressure is too high. Call Roseville Family Healthcare to arrange your hypertension screening or book an appointment online today for help managing existing blood pressure problems.

What is hypertension?

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common disorder where blood pumps too forcefully through your arteries. This causes damage that worsens over time and is a major risk factor for conditions such as:

  • Aneurysms (bulging blood vessels)
  • Atherosclerosis (narrowed arteries)
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms)
  • Heart enlargement
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Dementia
  • Kidney scarring (glomerulosclerosis)
  • Kidney failure
  • Sight loss from retinopathy, choroidopathy, and optic neuropathy
  • Erectile dysfunction  

The most concerning aspect of hypertension is that you won’t know you have it because it causes no symptoms. If you don’t have a blood pressure check regularly at Roseville Family Healthcare, your blood pressure could reach a crisis point, causing a stroke, heart attack, or other severe events.

How do I know if I have hypertension?

Fortunately, checking for hypertension is a simple procedure. Your provider wraps a cuff around your arm that they inflate — this can reach a point where the tightness is uncomfortable, but it’s very brief.

Your provider records how forcefully blood pumps when your heart beats and the pressure between heartbeats. This provides your systolic and diastolic readings. Below 120 systolic and 80 diastolic is healthy blood pressure.

Raised blood pressure is between 120 and 129 systolic and below 80 diastolic. This is a warning sign that you need to reduce your blood pressure before it causes irreversible damage. Stage one hypertension measures 130-139 systolic or 80-89 diastolic. Blood pressure of 140 or higher systolic or over 90 diastolic indicates stage two hypertension.

How is hypertension treated?

The Roseville Family Healthcare team treats hypertension by tackling its causes. Some people have secondary hypertension related to another long-term disorder, such as diabetes. The team provides comprehensive chronic disease management to reduce problems like hypertension in people with these conditions.

People with primary hypertension, where there’s no underlying medical cause, usually need to make behavioral and lifestyle changes. These might include:

  • Losing weight
  • Exercising regularly
  • Cutting out cholesterol-rich foods
  • Quitting smoking
  • Reducing salt intake
  • Minimizing alcohol consumption
  • Reducing stress
  • Improving sleep

The Roseville Family Healthcare team can help you with all these challenges. They offer expert advice, ongoing support, and health monitoring to ensure your blood pressure reduces.

People with severe hypertension might also need medications that lower their blood pressure.

Call Roseville Family Healthcare today or schedule a blood pressure check online to avoid the deadly consequences of untreated hypertension.

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