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16645 W Airport Blvd,
Sugar Land, TX- 77498

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Mon–Fri : 8.30AM– 5PM
Sat, Sun Closed

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(281) 313 0662

High blood pressure and cholesterol

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A physical exam takes an overview of your health, and providers are looking to make sure that things seem to be functioning normally. Checking your vital signs like blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a condition in which the blood your heart is pumping around your body is exerting too much pressure on your blood vessels.

High blood pressure (which doctors call hypertension) puts undue stress on the blood vessels and, in turn, your heart. Long periods of stress damage your blood vessels and encourage the formation of plaque.

Plaque is a substance consisting of cholesterol and waste products circulating in your blood. It gathers on the inside of your artery walls and makes the arteries narrower, which reduces blood flow.

What causes high blood pressure?

High blood pressure has two forms. Primary hypertension has no recognizable cause, but secondary hypertension can be a complication of chronic conditions like diabetes, thyroid disorders, or kidney disease.

Other causes of secondary hypertension include:

  • Certain medications
  • Smoking
  • Having a family history of hypertension
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Chronic stress
  • Getting little or no exercise
  • Eating a high-salt or low-potassium diet

Many of the causes of high blood pressure relate to poor diet and lifestyle issues that are preventable and reversible.

How is blood pressure measured?

Measuring your blood pressure is a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes. Your provider wraps a blood pressure cuff around your upper arm, then inflates it until your blood stops pumping. They take two readings, one of which shows your blood pressure as your heart beats (systolic) and the other in-between heartbeats (diastolic).

The blood pressure measurements identify hypertension at different levels:

  • Normal blood pressure – below 120 systolic and 80 diastolic
  • Elevated blood pressure – between 120 and 129 systolic up to 80 diastolic
  • Stage 1 hypertension – between 130 and 139 systolic or 80 to 89 diastolic
  • Stage 2 hypertension – 140 or above systolic and 90 or above diastolic

If your blood pressure is higher than 180 systolic and 120 diastolic, you’re experiencing a hypertensive crisis and need emergency medical attention.

What problems can high blood pressure cause?

High blood pressure can be responsible for serious complications, including:

  • Heart failure
  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysms
  • Arrhythmia
  • Kidney disease

However, with expert treatment at LifeTime Primary Care, you can reduce your blood pressure to healthy or near-healthy levels.

What treatments can reduce my blood pressure?

To treat your high blood pressure, LifeTime Primary Care first addresses the causes of your condition. Managing chronic diseases like diabetes can help, and making changes to your lifestyle where necessary is vital.

If your high blood pressure puts you at risk, you might also need to take medication to help reduce it to a less dangerous level. Depending on the cause of your high blood pressure, you may need to take blood pressure medicines for a short period or long term.

To arrange your blood pressure check, call LifeTime Primary Care today or book an appointment online.

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16645 W Airport Blvd,
Sugar Land, TX- 77498

Meet Us

Call Us: (281 ) 313 0662

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Mon – Fri : 8.30 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, Sunday Closed

Need An Appointment for RT-PCR COVID Testing or Vaccine?

COVID-19 testing and Vaccine are available. We accept most insurance plans. Please note for patients without insurance (self-pay) the RT-PCR COVID-19 test is $75 and the Rapid Antigen Test is $40. Our mission is to make COVID-19 testing available and accessible for everyone in Sugar Land, Texas.