what is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension is a prevalent health condition that affects millions of adults, teens, and children. In simple terms, HBP occurs when the blood pushes against the blood vessels with intense force. This process typically causes damage to the arteries, veins, and capillaries, making it difficult for blood to travel. If left untreated, HBP can lead to a wide variety of health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, poor kidney function, and more. Family practitioner Dr. Priti Ranjan has helped countless patients gain better control of their high blood pressure and overall health. To schedule an appointment, contact Nest Family Medicine in Plano, TX.
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"Dr. Priti is truly a family doctor who treats people as individuals with compassion, energy, and a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. She is hands on and practical as she explains your health and medicine questions. My favorite doctor ever!"- B.B. / Google / Jul 30, 2020
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"Dr Priti Ranjan is very active and knowledgeable in her profession. I had severe lower abdomen pain and consulted her for the same. She had an extremely professional approach to the problem and diagnosed correctly."- J.S. / Google / Jul 03, 2020
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high blood pressure screening
Since high blood pressure doesn't present any symptoms, the only way to know your blood pressure is to get tested. This can be done at home with a blood pressure machine or at any local medical facility. At Nest Family Medicine, we'll not only measure your blood pressure but perform a health assessment to determine the underlying cause of your condition. We'll also discuss what your measurements mean, how to understand what's normal and not, and take our time to answer all your questions. Our clinic takes great pride in patient education and empowering individuals with the knowledge they need to improve and manage their health.
Blood pressure is calculated by two types of numbers or readings: systolic and diastolic. These figures look similar to a fraction with systolic representing the top number and diastolic the bottom number. Systolic pressure evaluates the amount of blood pressure in your arteries when your heart beats while diastolic pressure measures between beats. A normal and healthy blood pressure reading is below 120/80. If your numbers are higher, you may have or be at risk of HBP.
high blood pressure management
High blood pressure is considered a chronic illness, and if not managed, it can lead to heart disease and stroke. Unfortunately, there is no cure for HBP, but there are many steps you can take to lower your blood pressure. The most common forms of treatment are self-care and prescription medications. Depending on your blood pressure, age, medical history, and current health, Dr. Ranjan will create a custom treatment plan that is right for you.
lower blood pressure
Generally, most people think of high blood pressure as a condition that only affects adults. In reality, HBP can develop in patients of all ages. To keep you and your family healthy, visit Nest Family Medicine in Plano, TX to schedule an annual checkup. During this time, we can screen for high blood pressure and discuss ways that you can manage elevated levels to improve your overall health. Visit our patient resources to learn about the different insurance plans we accept.