High Blood Pressure


High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a common chronic disorder that is at risk of complications if left uncontrolled. Blood pressure is the force that is put on your blood vessels by the blood pumping into the vascular system by the heart. This force should be at a tolerable level, higher force can lead to damage to the heart muscle weakening it significantly. Uncontrolled hypertension can increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Causes & Symptoms

High blood pressure is often caused by genetics or lifestyle choices such as diet, lack of exercise and smoking. Sometimes it is caused by unrelated conditions such as sleep apnea, thyroid or kidney disorders, or adrenal gland tumors. It is important to identify the cause of hypertension in order to develop an effective treatment plan.

The goal of treatment is to avoid long-term complications by maintaining healthy blood pressure. Prescription medications, a healthy diet and lifestyle modifications are often used to achieve optimal protection and regulate blood pressure.

How We Can Help

At the Men’s Vitality Center, our doctors can help you gain control over your blood pressure by developing a personalized treatment plan for you. You can make an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe or Glendale with one of our hypertension treatment specialists. Our doctors look forward to meeting you!

Common Questions About High Blood Pressure

What is the main cause of high blood pressure?

The most common cause of high blood pressure is smoking, obesity, diabetes, lack of physical activity, stress, poor diet (high salt or alcohol consumption), vitamin deficiencies (low calcium, potassium, magnesium or vitamin D), high stress levels, and aging among others. In other cases, there is no identifiable cause for high blood pressure. Most patients are made aware of their high blood pressure during a doctor’s appointment and are unaware of the problem beforehand.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

Some people report their symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches or a pounding feeling in their chest. Some report lightheadedness, shortness of breath, anxiety or dizziness. In other cases, people go years without knowing they have hypertension because they don’t show any symptoms at all.

High Blood Pressure Treatment Clinics

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