Almost half of Americans have high blood pressure today — but you don’t have to be in that group. At Nizar A. Tejani MD PC, the office of internal medicine specialist Nizar Tejani, MD, MPH, you can discover the reasons for your high blood pressure and take simple steps to avoid frightening complications like heart disease. Call the Stockbridge, Georgia, office, or click the provided booking link to make your appointment now.
High blood pressure indicates that the pressure on your artery walls is too great as your heart pumps blood throughout your body. When you have high blood pressure, you raise your risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure, aneurysm, and other life-threatening medical problems.
Blood pressure is measured by millimeters of mercury (mmHg). Your blood pressure reading has two numbers.
The first number, the systolic blood pressure, shows the amount of pressure your blood places on your artery walls as your heart beats. The second number, the diastolic blood pressure, shows pressure between heartbeats.
Healthy blood pressure is less than 120/80 mmHg (diastolic blood pressure of under 120 and diastolic blood pressure of under 80).
Elevated blood pressure is a reading of 120-129 mmHg systolic and more than 80 diastolic.
High blood pressure (stage 1 hypertension) is a reading of either 130-139 mmHg systolic or 80-89 mmHg diastolic. Stage 2 hypertension is greater than 140 mmHg systolic or 90 mmHg diastolic.
A blood pressure reading is one of the main wellness checks that is administered at every visit with Dr. Tejani. If your blood pressure changes over time or if you're at risk for blood pressure-related complications, Dr. Tejani can help you determine a target blood pressure and recommend ways to reach your goal.
Dr. Tejani takes a holistic approach, which means he considers all of the different factors involved in your whole-body health. People with high blood pressure may have other health problems, including Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and difficulty with their weight.
Dr. Tejani helps you work to improve your bodywide wellness, which then has positive effects for your blood pressure, weight, and other aspects of your health.
Lifestyle changes are crucial for successfully regulating your blood pressure. Dr. Tejani can help with weight loss, healthy eating plans, exercise plans, and other methods of achieving better health.
Usually, lifestyle changes lower blood pressure significantly. For example, every 2.2 pounds that you lose equals a 1 mmHg drop in blood pressure.
Some people, however, have high blood pressure even after adopting a healthy lifestyle. In this situation, Dr. Tejani may prescribe medication that works alongside healthy living to lower and stabilize your blood pressure.
For personalized blood pressure management, call Nizar A. Tejani MD PC, or book an appointment online now.