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High Blood Pressure Treatment

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High Blood Pressure Treatment services offered in Milford, PA

Believe it or not, high blood pressure affects nearly half of adults in the United States. At RPG Health in Milford, Pennsylvania, nurse practitioner Kelsie Judd, NP-C, CFMP, and her skilled staff offer natural high blood pressure treatments to reduce your risk of a heart attack, heart disease, or a stroke. Call the office to get screened or treated for high blood pressure or use the online scheduler today.

High Blood Pressure Treatment Q & A

What is high blood pressure treatment?

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a common chronic disease risk factor that causes pressure in blood vessel walls to exceed ideal levels. This makes your heart work harder and increases your risk of severe heart problems or a stroke. Fortunately, many holistic high blood pressure treatments are highly effective for lowering blood pressure naturally.

 

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

Most of the time, high blood pressure doesn't cause any symptoms. That’s why routine blood pressure screening is important, especially if you have more than one high blood pressure risk factor. 

If your blood pressure reaches dangerously high levels, you may have headaches, shortness of breath, or nosebleeds. See your RPG Health specialist at the first sign of a problem. 

 

What are the risk factors for high blood pressure?

While anyone can develop high blood pressure, common risk factors include:

  • Chronic diseases
  • Older age
  • Family history of high blood pressure
  • Excess body weight
  • Lack of exercise 
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Smoking
  • Too little dietary potassium
  • Too much dietary sodium
  • Ongoing stress
  • Excessive alcohol intake

Chronic diseases that could increase your chance of high blood pressure include kidney disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, and more.

 

How does my specialist diagnose high blood pressure?

To find out if you have high blood pressure, your RPG Health provider uses a blood pressure cuff and a special machine or stethoscope. They also review your symptoms and medical history, check your other vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order blood tests or heart-function testing.

 

What are my high blood pressure treatment options?

While blood pressure medications can reduce high blood pressure, the wellness specialists at RPG Health prefer natural treatments. Examples include medically supervised weight management, dietary supplements, and dietary changes. Increase your intake of fruits and vegetables and limit your sodium intake.

Get regular exercise and plenty of sleep, keep stress levels low, and avoid smoking or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Take dietary supplements if your RPG Health specialist recommends it.

To get screened for hypertension or undergo holistic high blood pressure treatment, call the RPG Health office or schedule an appointment online today.

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