High blood pressure, medically known as hypertension, can be a very serious condition if not treated and managed properly. Ayim Djamson, MD, board-certified cardiologist at Metropolitan Cardiovascular Consultants, LLC, is here to help Beltsville and Columbia, Maryland, patients control their high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a manageable condition with the right medical help. Don’t wait until your blood pressure is out of control. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Djamson online or call the office today.
The reason behind high blood pressure isn't always known, but for most patients, there are several contributing factors. These factors include:
If someone in your family has high blood pressure, your risk of developing the condition increases, as it’s been linked to genetics.
A healthy blood pressure reading is less than 120/80 mmHg. All of the following readings are categorized as hypertension:
Dr. Djamson can help you manage your high blood pressure in any stage.
High blood pressure can have a number of negative — and potentially deadly — effects. These include:
This is an artery disease resulting from plaque accumulation within the blood vessels. Hypertension puts extra stress on the artery walls, thus contributing to this accumulation.
Heart disease — including heart failure, ischemic heart disease, and hypertensive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy — can be connected to high blood pressure.
High blood pressure can cause blood vessel damage within the retina, and may also damage the optic nerve. This can cause reduced vision and other eye problems.
High blood pressure can contribute to atherosclerosis or cause blood vessel rupture, and strokes can occur.
High blood pressure can cause kidney damage and potentially kidney failure.
High blood pressure treatment depends on several factors, including the stage of hypertension and your other health problems. Diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes can be very effective in the management of high blood pressure. However, these changes may not be enough to adequately control blood pressure on their own. Dr. Djamson prescribes medication to help keep blood pressure stable if necessary.
Use the online booking tool or call Metropolitan Cardiovascular Consultants, LLC anytime to arrange an appointment with Dr. Djamson. He can help with high blood pressure and all of its complications.