High Blood Pressure Specialist

Premier Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Medical Aesthetics & Weight Management located in Union City, TN

Uncontrolled blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. If you’re at risk for or were diagnosed with high blood pressure, the Premier Primary Care team in Union City, Tennessee, has solutions. They offer blood pressure screening and treatments that lower your risk of serious health problems. Schedule an appointment with Premier Primary Care over the phone or online today.

High Blood Pressure Q&A

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects more than 100 million people in the United States. It occurs when the force of blood against your arteries is higher than it should be. 

Complications associated with high blood pressure include heart attack, stroke, heart failure, aneurysm, organ damage, memory problems, and dementia. Simple treatments help control blood pressure.


What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

In most cases, high blood pressure doesn’t have symptoms. If your blood pressure is severely high or at a life-threatening stage, you might experience shortness of breath, headaches, or nosebleeds.


What are the risk factors for high blood pressure?

The following factors can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure:

  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Older age
  • Family history of high blood pressure
  • Being overweight
  • Physical inactivity
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Too little dietary potassium
  • Too much dietary sodium
  • Certain chronic health conditions


Adopting healthy lifestyle habits greatly reduces your risk of developing high blood pressure and can lower hypertension naturally.


How is blood pressure treated?

To determine if you have high blood pressure, the team at Premier Primary Care uses a blood pressure cuff and machine or stethoscope to evaluate the pressure of blood against your artery walls. If you have hypertension, they might recommend the following:

Lifestyle changes

Your doctor may encourage you to lose weight if you’re overweight, eat more fruits and vegetables, reduce dietary sodium intake, or get more exercise to reduce high blood pressure naturally. They might suggest managing stress, avoiding tobacco and alcohol, increasing fiber, or taking dietary supplements.

Medications

Taking certain medications can reduce high blood pressure. If lifestyle changes haven’t worked, your provider might recommend taking medicine in addition to adopting healthy lifestyle habits.

Education

Knowing more about high blood pressure and its treatments can improve your chance of achieving and maintaining normal blood pressure.


Which high blood pressure treatment is right for me?

To develop a personalized high blood pressure treatment plan, the team at Premier Primary Care takes into account your blood pressure values, medical history, and lifestyle. They can make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed. Lifestyle changes might help eliminate the need to take medications over time.

Don’t let high blood pressure progress to a heart attack or stroke when simple blood pressure-lowering treatments are available at Premier Primary Care. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.