WHAT IS HYPERTENSION?
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Hypertension results when the blood pushes with unusual force against the walls of the blood vessels, making it more difficult for blood to pass through the body. If not managed, hypertension can result in a plethora of health issues, including sexual dysfunction, changes in mood, heart disease, and stroke. Blue Elk Family Clinic treats hypertension to help you enjoy a long, happy life. Catching hypertension early is essential so it's recommended to have your blood pressure taken regularly. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Larry Sanchez at our Nashville, IN location for a screening.
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. .I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"This was my 1st visit and I was a little nervous seeing a new Dr. . I was so impressed how much time was taken with me and did not feel like I was being rushed or not listened to. You don't come across a doctors office like that anymore."- E.M. / Office Visit / Jan 27, 2023
"Dr. Sanchez is a great doctor! He’s very understanding and listens to your concerns. I highly recommend him. The office is clean and welcoming and staff is professional and caring."- H.H. / Office Visit / Jan 23, 2023
"I am always extremely pleased with Dr. Sanchez and his office staff. Dr. Sanchez always explains everything so I understand. I am so happy I found his office!"- J.B. / Office Visit / Jan 13, 2023
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TREATMENT FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Some patients may develop healthier blood pressure after making lifestyle changes, such as reducing sodium and monitoring diet. Others might require supplemental drugs to help manage the condition. At Blue Elk Family Clinic, our skilled team manages hypertension with medication and lifestyle coaching that you can begin immediately in order to produce lasting results. Managing your condition is essential for having a long and healthy life so if you are diagnosed with hypertension, don't hesitate to consult with an expert!
What causes high blood pressure?
The precise causative factor for hypertension, or high blood pressure, isn't currently known. Several factors can contribute to hypertension, including:
- Poor diet
- A sedentary lifestyle
- Lack of exercise
- Effects of aging
- Medical history
- Family history (genetics)
What is systolic and diastolic blood pressure?
There are two numbers when your blood pressure is taken, which are written this way: 120/80. The first number (120) refers to your systolic blood pressure, or the force of blood pushing against the walls of your heart as it beats. The second number (80) is your diastolic pressure or the pressure of your blood between heartbeats.
What is typically considered healthy blood pressure?
For the majority of healthy adults, a healthy blood pressure reading is usually less than 120/80. Hypertension begins in the 130-139/80-89 range, and Stage 2, or serious hypertension, is over 140/90.
What health problems can be caused by hypertension?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can contribute to a number of health problems, including:
- Heart disease
- Eye diseases (glaucoma, etc.)
- Kidney disease
- Sexual dysfunction
- Mood changes
YOUR TOTAL WELLNESS IS IMPORTANT
At Blue Elk Family Clinic, we work hard to improve your quality of life and ensure that you are healthy for many years to come. If you are diagnosed with hypertension or think that you might have high blood pressure, reach out right away to Dr. Larry Sanchez at our Nashville, IN location and receive your consultation on hypertension management immediately.