High blood pressure is a common chronic illness that develops without causing symptoms. Ochuele Odumosu, MD, and Oluwaseun Odumosu, MD, at Vine Family Medicine in Keller, Texas, diagnose and treat high blood pressure. Finding high blood pressure early may prevent health complications like a heart attack or stroke. To get help with your high blood pressure, call the office or schedule an in-office or telehealth appointment online today.
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is when the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels is regularly higher than it should be.
Your blood pressure measures the amount of force placed on the blood vessel walls during your heartbeat (upper number or systolic pressure) and in-between beats (lower number or diastolic pressure). It’s normal for your blood pressure to vary throughout the day.
However, when your blood pressure is consistently higher than normal, it causes the walls of the blood vessels to stiffen and narrow. That means your heart has to pump harder, increasing your risk of developing other health problems like heart disease.
You can’t feel your blood pressure when it’s too high. The team at Vine Family Medicine checks your blood pressure every time you come in for a visit. If they have concerns your blood pressure is too high, they can take action to help you improve it.
There are two types of high blood pressure: primary hypertension and secondary hypertension.
Primary hypertension is high blood pressure that occurs because of genetics or lifestyle — it is the most common type.
Vine Family Medicine is a family medicine practice managing the health needs of you, your parents, and your children. That type of continuity in care helps them fully understand your health risks to screen for and prevent inheritable health conditions like high blood pressure.
Secondary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that develops because of some other health problem like kidney disease or sleep apnea.
The team at Vine Family Medicine takes an individualized approach to care, customizing plans based on needs, symptoms, and goals. For high blood pressure, they start with lifestyle changes, such as:
If your blood pressure numbers remain high after implementing lifestyle changes, the team prescribes medication. They schedule regular follow-up visits, adjusting your plan as needed.
For comprehensive care for your high blood pressure from a team that puts you first, call Vine Family Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.