High blood pressure is a common chronic disease that increases risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Jose de la Llana, MD, and the experienced team at Su Clinica Medical Group in San Bernardino, California, provide chronic disease management for high blood pressure. The primary and general care practice takes a patient-centered and whole-person approach to care. The team includes English- and Spanish-speaking practitioners to provide comprehensive health care for the diverse community they serve. Call today or schedule your high blood
You can’t feel high blood pressure. In fact, many health providers refer to high blood pressure as the “silent killer” because it doesn’t cause symptoms but is a leading cause of heart attacks and strokes in the United States.
When you have high blood pressure, the pressure of blood in your vessels is consistently higher than it should be. It’s normal for your blood pressure to rise during activity and down when resting. However, with high blood pressure, the pressure is consistently high, even when resting.
You should worry about high blood pressure because it puts you at risk of serious health complications. The excess pressure on your blood vessels causes the elastic walls to stiffen and narrow.
The changes in your blood vessels means your heart has to pump harder to circulate blood throughout your body, increasing risk of heart problems like heart failure and a heart attack. The change in blood vessels also affects the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to organs like your kidneys and brain.
People with high blood pressure are at greater risk of health complications like kidney disease and vascular dementia. It’s also a risk factor for stroke. Your risk of high blood pressure increases as you get older.
Though high blood pressure affects people from all backgrounds, Hispanic and Latino individuals are more likely to have undiagnosed and untreated high blood pressure. Having diabetes also puts you at greater risk of having high blood pressure and health-related complications.
Su Clinica Medical Group is dedicated to providing comprehensive medical services to the culturally diverse community. The team includes health professionals fluent in English and Spanish who diagnose and treat high blood pressure.
The team at Su Clinica Medical Group customizes your high blood pressure treatment plan based on the severity of your blood pressure readings and health history.
Treatments that can improve high blood pressure include:
The team may also prescribe blood pressure medication to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of complications.
Su Clinica Medical Group offers chronic care management and schedules regular follow-up visits to monitor your health and adjust your plan when necessary.
For comprehensive care for your high blood pressure, call Su Clinica Medical Group today or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.