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How can you lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (Hypertension) affects 1 in 3 adults in the United States. It is a leading health problem in America. Having high blood pressure over time can cause problems like strokes and heart attacks. It can put excess strain on your heart muscle and organs, leading to heart failure and chronic kidney disease, for example. Just ignoring your high blood pressure is not an option- it will not go away if you ignore it!

Having high blood pressure is something that can kill you if you do not get it under control! Get in to discuss this with and ERgent Med provider today! We can discuss many ways to help you to get your blood pressure to goal including lifestyle modifications like diet, exercise, reduced sodium intake (the DASH diet), ways to lose weight, stress reduction, limiting alcohol intake, and more. We can also prescribe medication to help get your blood pressure down if that is necessary. It is important to have a baseline EKG (Electrocardiogram) to make sure there is no evidence of heart strain or injury from the high blood pressure, and this is something that can be done in our office within a few minutes.  Come in today or make an appointment so we can work with you to get your blood pressure to goal and reduce your risks for health complications from high blood pressure.