If you don't have strong blood pressure your heart is not pushing enough blood throughout your whole body in an efficient way. Blood can be both too high and too low, and both carry problems of their own. It's important that you are aware of how well your heart is working and the best way to do so is with your local Trophy Club, TX, family medicine practitioners, at Trophy Club Family Medicine, Dr. David Yi, Dr. April Enard, Dr. Paula-Lansford Seabaugh, and PA Carol Addy PAC.
Blood Pressure Test
The only way to really know how well your heart is working is with a blood pressure test. These are typically done every time you pay your doctor a visit, especially during routine physicals. But it's recommended that you have it done at least every two years, but more often if you are at higher risk of complications.
Hypertension, or uncontrolled high blood pressure, can lead to damage to your arteries, especially those in your eyes and kidneys. It is also a high-risk factor for cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke.
All these possible complications make seeking both a diagnosis and treatment very important. Once you have high blood pressure you will need to closely monitor it for the rest of your life and have it treated by a professional.
Family Medicine in Trophy Club, TX
Your doctor offers a variety of treatment options for high blood pressure that, along with positive lifestyle changes, can reduce your chances of suffering a heart attack, a stroke, or any of the other complications that are typically associated with heart disease and uncontrolled high blood pressure.
If it's time for a checkup or you are interested in a blood pressure screening you can schedule a visit with your family medicine professionals in Trophy Club, TX, Dr. Yi, Dr. Enard, Dr. Seabaugh, and PA Carol Addy PAC of Trophy Club Family Medicine by dialing (817) 430-9111.