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High Blood Pressure Specialist

Apex Cardiology Consultants -  - Interventional Cardiology

Apex Cardiology Consultants

Interventional Cardiology & General Cardiology located in Inglewood, CA

More than 45% of adults in the United States have high blood pressure. When left untreated, high blood pressure increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. At Apex Cardiology Consultants in Inglewood, California, interventional cardiology experts Jack Farahi, MD, FACC, and Mason Weiss, MD, FACC, understand the connection between high blood pressure and health risks. They offer cardiology consultations to help you gain control over your numbers and improve your health. Call the Los Angeles area office or schedule your consultation online today.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a chronic health condition. It means the force of blood against your blood vessel walls is consistently higher than normal.

The excess pressure damages your blood vessels and organs, increasing your risk of developing other health problems.

High blood pressure rarely causes symptoms until there’s damage. Regular blood pressure readings are the best way to stay on top of your numbers and reduce your risk of health complications. 

Your blood pressure numbers vary throughout the day, and one higher than normal reading doesn’t mean you have high blood pressure. Your primary care provider may diagnose high blood pressure if you have higher than normal readings on three separate occasions. 

If you have high blood pressure and are at risk of developing heart-related complications such as coronary artery disease, you should schedule a cardiology consultation at Apex Cardiology Consultants.

What causes high blood pressure?

For most people, high blood pressure has no definitive cause. You may be at risk of developing high blood pressure if it runs in your family, you’re overweight or obese, or use tobacco products.

Your risk of developing hypertension also increases with age.

Some people develop high blood pressure from another health condition, such as sleep apnea, kidney disease, or thyroid problems.

What are the health complications of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure damages your body and may affect your health in many ways. When left untreated, your high blood pressure may increase your risk of:

  • Heart disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Heart failure
  • Having a heart attack
  • Kidney disease
  • Dementia
  • Having a stroke

If you have concerns about your blood pressure, schedule a consultation at Apex Cardiology Consultants.

The experts conduct a comprehensive cardiology consultation to assess your overall health, heart health, and risk of future heart problems. 

How is high blood pressure treated?

Your provider at Apex Cardiology Consultants creates a personalized treatment plan for your high blood pressure based on the severity of your numbers and how it affects your health. Treatment may include:

  • Diet changes
  • A personalized exercise program
  • Weight loss
  • Blood pressure medication
  • Stress management
  • Smoking cessation

Your provider schedules regular follow-ups to monitor your blood pressure numbers and heart health.

For personalized care, call Apex Cardiology Consultants or schedule a consultation online today.