Hypertension Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment: Dr. Naval Parikh
Start writing a post

Hypertension Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment: Dr. Naval Parikh

hypertension can lead to serious health problems

41
Hypertension Types, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment: Dr. Naval Parikh

Nearly one-third of adults in the United States have hypertension, which is a condition where your blood pressure consistently stays high.

If untreated hypertension can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, and other complications.

This article will discuss hypertension types, symptoms, causes, and treatment by Dr. Naval Parikh.

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a condition where the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries remains elevated.

The average adult has a resting heart rate between 60 to 100 beats per minute and their systolic hypertension level should be below 120 mmHg (millimeters mercury), while diastolic hypertension levels should be below 80 mmHg.

What are hypertension types?

There are several types of hypertension including:

1- Primary Hypertension

This is the most common form of high blood pressure, which occurs when your kidneys produce too much angiotensin II hormone resulting in constriction of your arteries and increased blood pressure.

This type of hypertension is usually asymptomatic and you may only find out that you have hypertension during a routine physical exam or blood work.

2- Secondary Hypertension

This form of hypertension occurs when another health condition such as pregnancy, kidney disease, Cushing’s syndrome (high levels of cortisol hormone), an adrenal gland tumor which causes your body to produce too much cortisol, or medications such as birth control pills and steroids cause hypertension.

3- Preeclampsia Hypertension

This is a life-threatening condition that occurs during pregnancy if your blood pressure goes too high and it can lead to serious complications such as organ damage from lack of oxygen, seizures or even death.

Causes of Hypertension

Some common risk factors for hypertension include:

1- Age — Hypertension is more likely to occur in people over the age of 45 who have a family history of high blood pressure or heart diseases.

2- Genetics — You may be at an increased risk of hypertension runs in your family.

3- Obesity — Hypertension is more likely to occur if you are overweight or obese, which can lead to diabetes and high cholesterol levels

4- Smoking — This habit increases the risk of hypertension by causing blood vessels constriction resulting in higher blood pressure.

5- Stress — Chronic stress may cause hypertension because it triggers certain hormones such as cortisol which can increase blood pressure.

6- Excessive salt intake — Hypertension is more likely to occur if you eat too much of this ingredient, which causes your body fluids and electrolytes imbalances that lead to hypertension symptoms.

Hypertension Symptoms

There are several signs and symptoms associated with hypertension including:

1.Dizziness

2.Blurry vision

3.Increased heart rate

4.Headaches

5.Fatigue

6.Nosebleeds or unusually heavy periods

7.Shortness of breath when performing physical activity

Treatment Option for Hypertension By Dr. Naval Parikh

Here are some hypertension treatment options offered by Dr. Naval Parikh for hypertension patients:

Lifestyle Changes:

1.Lose weight to reduce your blood pressure levels if you are overweight or obese

2.Eat a low sodium diet with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and whole grains while limiting processed foods containing high amounts of salt such as bread, canned foods, fast foods and junk food.

3.Exercise regularly to improve hypertension by increasing your heart rate for 30 minutes most days of the week at least five times a week with moderate intensity exercises such as jogging or brisk walking.

Medications:

1.Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) — These medications block the hormone angiotensin II which causes hypertension.

2.Diuretics — This type of medication reduces water retention that contributes to hypertension by flushing excess sodium and fluid from your body.

Prescription Medications:

1.Calcium channel blockers

2.ACE inhibitors — this medication relaxes and widens your blood vessels to reduce hypertension by increasing the supply of blood and oxygen to your heart.

Surgical Procedures:

Several hypertension surgeries are available to treat severe hypertension including the implantation of a pacemaker or defibrillator device which is usually used on patients who cannot take medications for hypertension.

This procedure helps your heartbeat normally again by sending electrical signals through wires from your chest to the heart.

Another hypertension surgery is called endovascular stenting which can help open and enlarge blood vessels that are blocked or narrowed due to atherosclerosis by placing a small wire mesh tube (stent) into your artery where it will remain permanently.

Doctor Naval Parikh offers hypertension treatment options tailored to meet your individual needs so you can experience a higher quality of life.

Hypertension patients are welcome at Dr. Naval Parikh’s medical office located in Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach area.

For more information, please contact:

Naval Parikh Clinic:

Address: 1 West Sample Road, Suite 201. Deerfield Beach, Florida. 33064.

Phone : (954) 782–3170

Website :

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

72532
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less
Lifestyle

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

46156
loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets
StableDiffusion

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less
Adulting

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

977032
Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments