What is High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common condition that can lead to other health complications. High blood pressure occurs when the pressure of the blood flow against your artery walls is abnormally high. This intense pressure pushing against your arteries can cause damage to your blood vessels which can lead to health problems such as heart disease. If you have high blood pressure, do not leave it uncontrolled. Our holistic cardiologist on Long Island can help you control your blood pressure, so it does not cause more significant damage to your body.
Hypertensive heart disease is directly related to high blood pressure. Hypertensive heart disease is a name associated with a group of conditions that can be caused by high blood pressure. This group of conditions includes heart failure, left ventricular hypertrophy, ischemic heart disease, coronary artery disease, and other conditions.
Types of Hypertensive Heart Disease
These types of heart disease can include the following:
- Heart Failure – The heart becomes less elastic and is weaker when pumping blood out to the rest of the body. With blood flowing less effectively, the pressure in your heart increases and makes it more difficult for your heart to deliver appropriate nutrients to the rest of your body.
- Left Ventricular Hypertrophy – High blood pressure can make it difficult for blood to be pumped out to the body. This extra work will cause your heart to thicken, and the heart muscle will grow, causing the heart to change in the way it works.
- Ischemic Heart Disease – In this case, high blood pressure causes the heart not to get enough blood. The hardening of your arteries makes it difficult for blood to flow to the heart.
Our holistic cardiologist on Long Island can assist you if you have high blood pressure. Our team will evaluate you based on previous medical history, family medical history including genetic testing, and prior tests and procedures to identify the root of your hypertension. Some treatment options to control high blood pressure include eating a balanced diet, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and consuming less alcohol. Contact our holistic cardiologist on Long Island for a full evaluation to determine the right treatment plan for you.