High blood pressure, or hypertension, is known as the silent killer. Living a healthy lifestyle that controls blood pressure is the first defense against the risks of hypertension. Take control of your high blood pressure by consulting with Dr. Jeremy Luckett and his team at Vineyard Primary Care in Owensboro, Kentucky. Call for your appointment today to get your high blood pressure in check and keep it in check.
When you have high blood pressure, your heart is working too hard at pushing your blood through your body. This can damage your circulatory system closest to the heart by increasing pressure on them. It can also damage the part of your circulatory system furthest from your heart as blood circulation may not as strong as the muscles in your extremities need it to be.
The tiny tears that this causes in your vessels is where bad cholesterol (LDL), can begin to form plaque. The bad cholesterol and the high blood pressure work side by side, continuing to damage the vessels and build up plaque, further obstructing your vessels. As this continues, the vessels become narrower due to blood not being able to flow through the built up plaque. The less blood that can flow through your body, the less oxygen your heart and other organs get to do the work they need to do. This restrictive blood flow is how high blood pressure causes all of the problems that it does.
The best way to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range is to take preventive measures. Great ways to lower your blood pressure include:
The best way to come up with a proper treatment plan to make sure you see the results you want is by consulting with the team at Vineyard Primary Care. He will provide you with all of the tools you need given your medical history and numbers to get you back on track. He even provides in-house EKGs and Holter Monitoring devices so you can stay on top of your current heart health and the progress that you’ve made.
If your heart is already healthy, they will give you all of the preventative tools that you need to make sure it stays that way. Controlling your blood pressure is one of the most important things that you can do, since heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Call today and make your appointment and start taking control of your high blood pressure.