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Hypertension Screening
Mar 23, 2024 218 views

Hypertension has affected a large number of people worldwide. Many people are not aware also that have high blood pressure. It can lead to severe health complications if not treated. Individuals can suffer stroke and kidney failure. They might suffer from heart attacks also. It is important for proactive screening and management of this health condition. 

Our primary care doctors at NYCDocs are known for early detection and effective management of this condition. 

Symptoms Of Hypertension

Hypertension is often known as a silent killer. There are usually no symptoms at early stages. People might suffer from various symptoms when blood pressure is extremely high. Some of the symptoms include headaches, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats, nosebleeds, vision changes, and fatigue. 

What are the risk factors for hypertension?

Various factors can increase your risk for high blood pressure. Such as:

  • Family history of hypertension
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Eating too much salty or fatty foods
  • Not getting enough exercise
  • Smoking or excessive drinking
  • Stressful lifestyle

How to screen for Hypertension?

Early detection of hypertension is crutial. It is possible to detect if an individual has high blood pressure by screening. Blood pressure screening typically involves a simple procedure. It is often done using a sphygmomanometer. If the reading is higher than 130/80, the patient may have hypertension. This screening process is quick and painless. It can be performed in various settings, including clinics, and pharmacies. You can even at home check at home using automated blood pressure monitors. If your blood pressure is higher than 180/120, then immediately walk into our primary care clinic as it needs urgent care.  

Why is it important to screen?

Screening helps to detect high blood pressure. It also helps our doctors treat the disease at an early stage. We can prevent it from getting worse. It reduces the risk of complications like stroke. We can also advise on preventive measures such as dietary changes, increased physical activity, and stress management. 

Hypertension Screening and Management at NYCDocs

Screening

We check the blood pressure of our patients during their visits to our clinic in Bronx. We can identify if the patient has hypertension or not. It is vital for individuals who may not feel any symptoms. Our doctor measures blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer. It is important to know the accurate measurement techniques. We use the correct cuff size and ensure proper positioning to get reliable results.

Lifestyle Modification

For our patients, we offer lifestyle modification advice. Our internal medicine physicians suggest having healthy meals that are low in saturated fats and sodium. Individual should exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.  We recommend lowering stress levels and obtaining adequate sleep. An individual must set limits on their alcohol and tobacco use. 

Medication Management

We offer medication for patients with hypertension that cannot be controlled through lifestyle changes alone. We offer medication based on patients' blood pressure measurements and overall health. We work closely with patients to prescribe and adjust medications as needed. We want to control blood pressure while minimizing side effects.

Patient Education

We educate patients about hypertension including its risk factors and its symptoms. We make them understand the importance of following treatment plans. We tell them to take the correct dosage of prescribed medications and on time. We also help them understand to recognize signs of emergencies, and when to seek medical immediate attention.

Regular Follow-Up

Our regular follow up appointments are important to monitor patients' blood pressure levels. We can check the effectiveness of the treatment. We address any concerns or challenges they may face. We also check the blood pressure of our patients by reading through remote monitoring.

NYCDocs

NYCDOcs offers Hypertension screening and management in Bronx. We offer regular screenings, implement effective management strategies, and foster patient engagement. Our primary care providers can manage this chronic condition and its related complications. We improve the health and well being of people in Bronx. Our primary clinic is highly accessible. It is located near the Bronx’s highway exit with a large parking space. We have Spanish speaking doctors to Spanish patients. We offer primary care services including preventive care, vaccination, various cancer screenings and Suboxone Detox. We offer complete health solutions under one roof. Get an appointment now.

 


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