Do you know your blood pressure right now? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) nearly half of adults in the United States reportedly have high blood pressure, also known as a hypertensive disorder. If left untreated, this condition can lead to several complications.
In this article, we will examine hypertensive disorder, risk factors for the condition, and how MCR Health can help patients manage it.
What Is Hypertensive Disorder?
Hypertension puts the body under more stress because of elevated blood pressure, which makes the cardiovascular system work harder.
Moreover, Medical News Today cites that, “Hypertension is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease.” Therefore, treating hypertension with proactive steps before it develops into a more serious heart disease can save lives.
Unlike other conditions, high blood pressure does not have any symptoms, making it a silent killer. However, there are some known risk factors of high blood pressure that can be adjusted.
Thankfully, Medical News Today has identified several factors that increase the risk of developing hypertension.
- Age: Typically, it is more common for people over the age of 60 to develop hypertension.
- Ethnicity: Some people are more likely to develop hypertension. African Americans have a higher risk.
- Alcohol and tobacco use: Regularly consuming a lot of alcohol or tobacco can increase blood pressure.
- Sex: Men have a higher risk of developing hypertension than females.
- Existing health conditions: Conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and chronic kidney disease can increase the chance of hypertensive disorder developing.
It is highly encouraged by the CDC to check your blood pressure. In the event of any changes in blood pressure readings, patients can seek help if they see any changes.
How We Can Help
Detecting heart conditions early can make a big difference, and here at MCR Health, we have a team of qualified cardiologists who have experience treating a wide range of heart conditions. We offer heart health testing services so that we can start creating an effective treatment plan for heart patients of all ages.
To learn more about heart conditions like hypertension, schedule an appointment today!