What Is Hypertension?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a very common medical condition among patients of all ages. It occurs when the force of blood flowing through your heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries intensifies due to a narrowing of blood vessels or from other factors. When this pressure increases, it can damage these tissues and impair blood flow throughout your body. Without care, hypertension may lead to heart problems, stroke, and other serious health concerns. Experienced family nurse practitioner Katherine Johnson has helped many Frisco, TX patients better manage their high blood pressure and general health. To schedule a blood pressure screening, please call our office today!
How Is High Blood Pressure Treated?
High blood pressure may be common, but it is treatable in most cases. While shortness of breath and headaches can be indications of hypertension, the majority of individuals with high blood pressure show no outward signs or symptoms. A wide range of factors may cause high blood pressure, including smoking, obesity, poor diet, stress, certain medications, and health issues, like thyroid problems and sleep apnea. After diagnosing hypertension, Katherine can talk with you about your options for managing your blood pressure. Treatments for hypertension may include lifestyle changes and blood pressure medications.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- Up to $150
- How Long It Takes
- 20 minutes
- Follow Up Time
- 6 months
Lower Blood Pressure for Better Health
Many people have high blood pressure, yet are completely unaware. Katherine and our team at Johnson Family Medical encourage all patients to have routine blood pressure screenings. We offer expert care to help lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, and improve your overall health. To schedule an in-person or telehealth visit at our Frisco, TX practice, or to learn more about the insurances and Medicare plans we accept, please reach out to our friendly team today.