Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. Hypertension is diagnosed when a patient consistently has several blood pressure readings. Before having your blood pressure checked, you should avoid consuming caffeinated beverages. Some medications like over-the-counter cold medicines, antidepressants and birth control can raise blood pressure, so you should tell Dr. Dohadwala what medications you are taking. Hypertension can be treated with blood pressure control medication and physician/at home monitoring. Making lifestyle changes like adopting a low-sodium diet, losing weight, quitting smoking and routine exercise can also help lower blood pressure.
Heartsafe provides monitoring and screening for patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). As part of a clinical exam, Heartsafe monitors the effectiveness of medical treatment (such as diuretics) and tracks blood pressure, one of the most important measures of heart health.
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