Underlying Causes of High Blood Pressure or Hypertension
As you age, High Blood Pressure, or Hypertension, becomes an more common in adults.
More and more high blood pressure is weight and diet related. However, many people that are athletic can also experience hereditary high blood pressure.
Weight, Diet and Hypertension
Eating a high-fat, high-salt diet can increase the ions in your blood causing more water to enter your circulatory system. As the water levels increase, so does the pressure on your blood vessels.
In addition, as you age your vessels become less able to accommodate changes in blood flow.
This can cause hypertension. This kind of hypertension can be improved by losing weight and changing your diet.
However, you most likely will need to take medication to lower your blood pressure while you work on losing weight.
For some people, they will find that diet and weight loss does not effectively lower their blood pressure.
The Dangers of High Blood Pressure
Untreated high-blood pressure is still a leading cause of death in the United States.
High blood pressure causes everything from heart attacks, artery disease, chest pain, and strokes.
Left untreated, high blood pressure can cause a significant decrease in your quality of life.
Treating High Blood Pressure Washington DC
We provide lab testing, diet recommendation, and medication to control and adjust your blood pressure medications to achieve a better quality of life.