The Silent Killer: Unmasking the Dangers of Untreated Hypertension

In order to serve blood and oxygen throughout your entire body your heart needs to pump constantly and consistently. A strong blood pressure is required for all of this to work correctly. But when it gets too high, as with high blood pressure, or hypertension, it can potentially lead to very serious complications if it goes untreated. To learn more about hypertension and how it can be managed with the help of your Gilbert, AZ, cardiologist, you can reach out to Dr. Zaki Lababidi and Dr. Khaled Albasha of Gilbert Cardiology.


Hypertension is called a silent killer because of how long it can go undiagnosed, and that's because it is often symptomless. When hypertension symptoms do arise it is usually when you may already be experiencing a medical emergency, often called a hypertensive crisis. It can involve symptoms such as dizzy spells, nosebleeds, and dull headaches.


If symptoms alone can't warn you of hypertension, the best and only way to diagnose the condition is with regular checkups with your doctor. At every one of these visits, your doctor tests your blood pressure.

Having your blood pressure checked during doctor's visits, at least every year, is very important, but if you are at higher risk of developing the condition then you should be getting tested more regularly.

Risk Factors

There are risk factors that are simply out of your control, but it doesn't always mean that hypertension is inevitable, only that you need to be more careful with this and other related conditions.

Risk factors include your age, sex, ethnicity, and your family history.

Hypertension Treatment in Gilbert, AZ

Treatment for hypertension involves a combination of lifestyle changes, including weight loss, and medication. Once you are diagnosed with the condition you usually have to monitor your blood pressure regularly and treat it for the rest of your life. But with the help of your doctor and with the necessary changes to your routine hypertension can be successfully managed and you can reduce your risk of dangerous complications.

If you would like to learn more about hypertension treatment in Gilbert, AZ, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lababidi and Dr. Albasha of Gilbert Cardiology by dialing (480) 786-9100.

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