Dr. Kumar has years of experience treating hypertension and helping his patients lead healthier lifestyles to reduce the occurrence and impact of chronic conditions. If you’re suffering from hypertension or are concerned about developing hypertension, make an appointment with Dr. Kumar. He will take the time to listen to your individual case and make the appropriate recommendations to keep you healthy.
Common Questions about Hypertension
What is hypertension?
Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure, which is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the resistance of blood flow in your arteries. If high blood pressure is uncontrolled for too long, it puts a patient at risk for stroke and heart disease.
What causes hypertension?
While there is no single, clear cause for high blood pressure, the condition becomes more common with age and certain lifestyles. Those who get little exercise, consume a poor diet, drink excess alcohol, are obese, or have a family history of hypertension will be at an increased risk.
What are some health risks associated with hypertension?
Blood pressure should be monitored regularly by Dr. Kumar, because typically hypertension doesn’t cause any symptoms. However, health risks associated with untreated or undiagnosed hypertension include heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, eye disease, and atherosclerosis.
How is hypertension treated?
Dr. Kumar understands that each patient is unique, and his approach to each patient’s condition is unique. Typically, high blood pressure is treated by introducing lifestyle changes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, eating a healthy, balanced diet, reducing sodium intake, exercising regularly, and limiting alcohol.
Can hypertension be cured?
If high blood pressure is caused by a secondary factor, treating the underlying cause may cure the hypertension. If there is no known cause for hypertension, steps can be taken to manage the high blood pressure, but it may not be able to be completely resolved.