Hypertension Treatment Questions and Answers
If you have hypertension, a primary care physician at Eastway Medical Clinic will prescribe a medication and recommend lifestyle changes to help you manage it. For more information call us today or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Charlotte NC, Harrisburg NC, Concord NC, Mint Hill NC, Matthews NC, Belmont NC, Pineville NC, Kannapolis NC, Monroe NC, and Mt Holly NC.
At Eastway Medical Clinic, we want to help you treat and manage your hypertension, so our staff and services are available to you just about whenever you might need them, and we offer a number of treatments for you too. Don’t hesitate to come see us right away, even today, if you need hypertension treatment in Charlotte, NC. We’ll be able to help you right away and also provide the ongoing care you’ll need.
What are the symptoms of hypertension?
The thing about hypertension (also known as high blood pressure) is that most people actually don’t have signs or symptoms. Even if their blood pressure reaches dangerous or life-threatening levels, they might not experience any symptoms, but they may experience headache, shortness of breath, or a nosebleed. Hypertension puts excessive pressure on the heart, so it can cause a heart attack or a stroke if it isn’t treated properly.
If you’re at risk for hypertension or if you already have the condition, then it’s necessary to have routine appointments with a doctor. You can have these appointments with us here at Eastway Medical Clinic. We can help you monitor your blood pressure from home, but remember, it’s important to have regular appointments with us too.
How is hypertension diagnosed?
At a clinic like ours, the doctors can diagnose blood pressure with the use of a pressure-measuring arm cuff and gauge. It’s easy for us to determine whether your blood pressure is normal, elevated, or high, and a blood pressure that’s high can be either stage 1 hypertension or stage 2 hypertension. However, before making a diagnosis, we will need multiple readings, so we’ll see you for another appointment or for a total of three appointments. To confirm hypertension, we may suggest a 24-hour blood pressure-monitoring test, and a test like a urinalysis can check for related complications such as heart disease.
How is hypertension treated?
Lifestyle changes can help with controlling hypertension. A healthy diet, regular exercise, limiting alcohol intake, and reaching or maintaining a healthy weight will help. Often, medication will help a patient with hypertension. The type of medication depends on factors like the patient’s blood pressure measurements and whether or not the patient has other medical conditions or complications. A number of medications are available, and a combination of medications in low doses is often the best way of treating hypertension. Eastway Medical Clinic can provide a prescription for any medications you may need.
In addition to diagnosing and treating hypertension, our clinic can also provide blood pressure monitoring services to help you stay safe and well, and we can offer other services too. We’ll be available to you when you need a checkup or any of our urgent care services, and we’ll teach you how to check your blood pressure at home. To help with this, we’ll help you find a home blood pressure monitor you can use.
Do you offer hypertension treatment in Charlotte, NC?
You can get hypertension treatment right here at Eastway Medical Clinic in Charlotte. You’ll be able to find our clinic over at 1220 Eastway Drive Charlotte, NC 28205. We’re open for you 6 days a week, Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, or Saturday 9 am to 3 pm. You’re welcome to call us at (704) 360-8893 or to make an appointment with us online, if you like, but an appointment isn’t necessary. You can just come see us today for same-day service and the support you’ll need for your condition. We look forward to seeing and treating you soon here at Eastway Medical Clinic!