St. Vincent’s Medical Center: High Blood Pressure and Hypertension

October 8, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


TERESA: WELCOME BACK. YOU ARE WATCHING “CT STYLE.” ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER IS RAISING AWARENESS FOR HEART HEALTHY MONTH. RYAN: OUR MEDICAL REPORT EXPLAINS WHY YOU NEED TO BE CAREFUL WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER IS SPREADING AWARENESS FOR HEART HEALTHY MONTH AND TODAY OUR CARDIOLOGIST IS JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, ALSO KNOWN AS HYPERTENSION. WHAT IS IT? HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OCCURS WHEN THERE IS INCREASED FORCE AGAINST THE ARTERIES THAT THE HEART TRANSMITS. FOR SOMEBODY TO BE DETECTED WITH THIS, WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BE, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HYPERTENSION, AND EVERYBODY SHOULD BE CONCERNED, SHOULD CHECK WITH THEIR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS OR GO TO A HEALTH FAIR AND HAVE THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED. IT IS A SILENT KILLER. IT IS, IT DOES NOT REALLY CAUSE ANY SYMPTOMS UNTIL COMPLICATIONS OCCUR. HIDEAWAY PREVENTED FROM HAPPENING? AWARENESS WILL BE THE BIG ISSUE. ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE THERE ARE OPTIONS AVAILABLE, DEPENDING ON OTHER MEDICAL ISSUES YOU MAY HAVE OR HOW HIGH THE BLOOD PRESSURE IS, YOUR PROVIDER MIGHT TRY TO CHANGE LIFESTYLE, OR MEDICATIONS. TREATMENT IS MEDICATION FOR THE MOST PART? NOT ALWAYS, PEOPLE WITH MILD FORMS OF HYPERTENSION COULD DO LIFESTYLE CHANGES LIKE LORIEN SODIUM INTAKE — LOWERING SODIUM INTAKE, EXERCISE. THANKFULLY WE HAVE A NUMBER OF MEDICATIONS SO WE CAN OF TEN GET PEOPLE TO THEIR GOALS. YOU HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR LIFESTYLE. THAT WOULD BE KEY FOR ANYBODY WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. AND IS A HEREDITARY? YES, THERE ARE HEREDITARY COMPONENTS COME OFTENTIMES WORSENED BY LIFESTYLE CHOICES, OR BY ENVIRONMENT OF FACTORS. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDELINES. THE MECCA HEART ASSOCIATION HAS CHANGED THE GUIDELINES COMMITTEE ELIMINATED A CONDITION CALLED PRE-HYPERTENSION. IT WILL INCLUDE A LOT MORE PEOPLE. SO TREATMENTS CAN BE INSTITUTED EARLIER AND AVOID CUP LOCATIONS. THANK YOU.