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High Blood Pressure

Nguyen Medical Group -  - Internal Medicine

Nguyen Medical Group

Internal Medicine & Nephrology located in Boynton Beach, FL

High blood pressure is often silent and symptomless, causing many people to live with it for years as it causes damage within their bodies. Thomas Nguyen, MD, MS, is double board-certified in internal medicine as well as nephrology and hypertension. Dr. Nguyen, Susan Nguyen-Mui, ARPN, and their team at Nguyen Medical Group in Boynton Beach, Florida, can successfully lower your blood pressure with personalized treatment. To get your blood pressure reading, book an appointment by phone or online at Nguyen Medical Group today.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is high blood pressure?

Your blood pressure refers to the forces that your blood puts on the walls of your blood vessels as it pumps through them. When it’s consistently high for a long time, it can cause harm within your body. Your heart must work harder to keep pumping your blood. Furthermore, high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can cause damage within your veins and arteries.

High blood pressure usually doesn’t come with any symptoms, which is why Dr. Nguyen and his team check your blood pressure during your visits. You’ll receive a blood pressure reading of two numbers. The first number is the systolic reading or the stress on your artery walls as your blood pumps out of your heart. The second is the diastolic reading, which is the resting pressure between your heartbeats.  

When left alone, high blood pressure can lead to many specific and often life-threatening health complications. Dr. Nguyen can help you lower your blood pressure to reduce your chances of heart attack, stroke, vision loss, and more. 

How did I get high blood pressure?

Many factors contribute to your blood pressure level, including genetic factors outside of your control. You can also develop it as the result of another condition, like diabetes or hormone problems.

Other factors contributing to your high blood pressure are a bit more controllable. Some possible reasons for your high blood pressure are:

  • Stress
  • A salt-heavy diet
  • A diet high in fat
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Certain medications

Dr. Nguyen and his team may ask questions about your lifestyle and medical history to determine what’s causing your elevated blood pressure. 

How can I treat or manage my high blood pressure?

Often, the most successful way to treat or manage high blood pressure is to identify the habits that contribute to it and change them to the best of your ability. Dr. Nguyen is double board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology & hypertension and can lower your blood pressure to safe, healthy levels. For your custom treatment, he might recommend:

  • Weight loss
  • Relaxation and stress relief methods
  • Exercise
  • A healthier diet
  • Less salt in your diet
  • Abstinence from smoking or drinking

In some situations, lifestyle changes can’t successfully lower your blood pressure alone. If this is the case for you, Dr. Nguyen prescribes one or more medications that are easy to take and can help lower your blood pressure. 

Even with medications, you’ll get the best results if you strive to make healthy lifestyle choices. You should attend regular appointments at Nguyen Medical Group as you lower your blood pressure with treatment. 

To find out more about high blood pressure and see if you have it, call Nguyen Medical Group or book a visit online today.