High blood pressure (HBP) is known as the “silent killer” because nearly half of all American adults have this potentially fatal condition but don’t know it. Dr. Ben Kermani truly believes that an ounce of prevention surpasses a ton of treatment. If you suffer from HBP in the Las Vegas area, come in to see Dr. Kermani today!
High blood pressure (HBP), otherwise known as hypertension, is a condition in which your blood flows through your vessels with more force than is normal. Two numbers determine your blood-pressure rate:
Your blood pressure is normal if the systolic rate is below 120 and the diastolic rate is below 80.
HBP usually has no symptoms. That’s why it’s essential to have an annual physical examination to monitor your blood pressure and begin treatment if you’re in a hypertensive or prehypertensive phase.
If a blood pressure test indicates you’re at risk for HBP and other heart conditions, Dr. Kermani performs an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) to monitor your heart rhythm, look for signs of a heart attack, and see if abnormalities are present (such as a thickened heart muscle).
Untreated HBP can lead to serious health consequences:
If Dr. Kermani diagnoses you with HBP, he may recommend the following lifestyle modifications:
When HBP doesn’t respond to lifestyle modifications and ultrasound therapy, Dr. Kermani may prescribe drugs to reduce the strain on your heart.
If you suspect you have hypertension, or would like an annual examination, call Dr. Kermani’s helpful staff or use the convenient online booking form.