High Blood Pressure Screenings

A common condition that often goes unchecked is High blood pressure. High blood pressure is where the force of your blood against your artery walls is too strong and may cause health problems.

Blood pressure is measured by the quantity of blood your heart is pumping and the how much resistance of blood flow there is in your blood vessels and arteries. If your heart is pumping large amounts of blood at any given time and you have narrow arteries this creates high blood pressure.

It is possible to suffer from High Blood pressure or hypertension, for many years without realizing it or showing any signs of symptoms. However even without any symptoms, damage is still being done to your heart and blood vessels. If you suffer from High Blood pressure and it continues to go uncontrolled you can increase your risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

Thankfully High blood pressure can be easily detected and controlled with the help of your doctor.

Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Dizzy spells
  • Nosebleeds

There are few cases of High Blood Pressure that actually show symptoms until they are in the advance stages.

When to see a Health Care Provider

A physician should do a routine blood pressure check at each of your visits. It is important to ask your health care provider for a blood pressure screening at least every two years from the time you are 18 years of age. If you do not see your health care provider on a regular basis it is likely you can visit your local pharmacy to have your blood pressure checked. Most local clinics will check your blood pressure for you for free if requested.

For those who have questions or perhaps wish to make a scheduled appointment, please contact us at 928-733-6291.