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January 14, 2021
Category: Heart Health

Did your primary care practitioner tell you that your blood pressure numbers were a little high? Come visit Gilbert Cardiology in Gilbert, AZ. Dr. Zaki Lababidi & Dr. Khaled Albasha will work with you to watch the signs of high blood pressure as well as give you a sound treatment plan that works.

What Are The Signs Of High Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood against artery walls. When your blood pressure is high, this means that the force created by the blood in your circulatory system is stronger than normal. While patients may feel okay, there is a relationship between high blood pressure and heart attacks and strokes.

There are not many signs that definitively point to high blood pressure. If there are, the signs are not the same for everyone who has this condition. Most often a patient will have:

  • Problems with their vision
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

How Can I Prevent High Blood Pressure?

Getting quality sleep helps maintain healthy blood pressure. Sleep allows the body to reset and reduce inflammatory markers that later lead to a higher blood pressure count.

Continue to move your body. Exercise is a wonderful way to get the blood moving in the veins and arteries. Walking, swimming and weightlifting without enhancers are all great ways to get your heart pumping in a controlled way.

Manage your stress. Stress puts your body in a state of “fight or flight,” where your heart begins to race, you feel butterflies and jittery all over. It is okay to feel this way every so often, but it is unhealthy to feel that way all the time. Your body feels this way due to the release of cortisol. Studies show that hypertension is linked with too much cortisol in the body.

For more information from Gilbert Cardiology on managing your heart health and lowering your blood pressure in Gilbert, AZ, contact Dr. Albasha and Dr. Lababidi. You may reach us at 480-786-9100.