Are you tired of high blood pressure controlling your life? Dr. Janette Nguyen and Dr. Hoan Ngo at Premier NW Houston Medical Group in Cypress, TX can help you take that control back.
What Exactly Is High Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the measure of how much pressure your blood is putting on the walls of your blood vessels. When you are working out or being active, your blood pressure will increase since your blood is pushing through your veins harder. However, it will decrease once your activity level decreases – this is normal.
High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition in which your blood pressure levels are consistently high. It is often due to something preventing the proper flow of blood throughout the body or causing your heart to consistently pump blood faster.
What Is the Main Cause of High Blood Pressure?
Generally speaking, the most common cause of high blood pressure is lifestyle factors and habits. The following have been connected to causing high blood pressure:
- Eating too much salt
- Excessive alcohol intake, typically meaning more than two drinks a day for males and more than one a day for females
- Lack of physical exercise
- Being obese or overweight
- Drug use
Other factors can lead to high blood pressure, as well. If the condition runs in your family and you are over 55, you are at a higher risk. Additionally, some medications, such as birth control pills, and medical conditions like sleep apnea and kidney problems, can lead to hypertension. Pregnant ladies often have higher blood pressure levels, too.
Managing High Blood Pressure in Cypress, TX
As lifestyle and habits play such an important role in high blood pressure, it’s essential that those areas be addressed to manage the condition. When you visit Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Ngo and the team at Premier NW Houston Medical Group, your treatment will begin with a full understanding and assessment of everything from your age and medical history to your genetics, habits, and stresses. Your treatment plan will be customized around these areas to ensure you are able to manage high blood pressure effectively.
Don’t let high blood pressure slow you down in Cypress, TX. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Ngo and the team at Premier NW Houston Medical Group by calling (281) 758-1022 today.