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What are the Symptoms of Hypertension?

The problem with hypertension–AKA high blood pressure–is that most of the time, there are no obvious symptoms which is the origin of its name “the silent killer.” Hypertension can be damaging several different parts of the circulation system such as the heart or the kidneys, but it can also damage the eyes. So, the best way to identify hypertension is to get a blood pressure test as part of your routine medical examination.

Some people may experience symptoms such as blurred vision, dizziness, headaches or shortness of breath, but many times those people do not consider high blood pressure to be the cause of the problem and attribute it to something else.

Hypertension care in Lauderdale Lakes

Secondary Hypertension

Secondary hypertension typically appears suddenly and is the result of an underlying condition or side effect of drugs and medication. Some of these can be the result of:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Illegal stimulants such as methamphetamine or cocaine
  • Medications such as birth control pills, cold medicines, and some pain relievers
  • Thyroid problems

Most of these are controllable with a hypertension care plan and some lifestyle changes such as getting a CPAP machine for sleep apnea, significantly reducing or eliminating alcohol and the use of illegal stimulants.

Need Help with a Hypertension Care Plan?

Let the personalized patient care professionals at Primary Care Physicians of Florida help. Getting an appointment is as simple as using our online medical appointment scheduling process to schedule a same-day doctor appointment for hypertension care, EKG services or a pacemaker check. Or, if you prefer, call 1-866-983-9191, to get scheduled today.

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