What Causes Hypertension And How To Treat It

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around one in three adults or 75 million people in the U.S suffer from hypertension. High blood pressure is a common but severe ailment where the blood exerts excessive pressure on the arterial walls as it flows through them.

This pressure can cause chronic health problems if it isn’t addressed quickly. Dr. Dipti Shah of Radar Medical believes that a combination of medical treatment and lifestyle changes is necessary to manage hypertension. As the best internal medicine center in Las Vegas, we provide comprehensive treatment and can help you get back on the right track with your health.

Causes of Hypertension

 The causes of blood pressure are divided into two broad categories- essential high blood pressure and secondary high blood pressure. The former develops on its own and isn’t a result of some other disease. Secondary high blood pressure is a symptom of some other health concern. The most common causes of hypertension that fall under both of these categories are:

  • Age – Blood vessels become less flexible as people age, which can lead to high blood pressure in many cases.
  • Family History and Ethnicity – People with a family history of hypertension are at a higher risk of developing this problem. People of certain ethnicities (like African-Americans) are more likely to develop high blood pressure.
  • Weight – Excess weight and obesity increase the risk of hypertension significantly, especially if the patient has a poor diet.
  • Sedentary Lifestyle – Lack of activity and exercise can increase the risk of hypertension as well.
  • Poor Diet – If you have a high-fat diet or have high cholesterol, you’re more likely to develop high blood pressure. Plant-based fats derived from sources like nuts, avocados, omega oils, olive oils, etc., are good for you. However, saturated and trans fats can cause health problems.
  • Smoking and Alcohol Consumption – Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption is often the cause of high blood pressure. Smoking shrinks the blood vessels and increases blood pressure. It also decreases the amount of oxygen that reaches the heart, and the heart has to pump harder to compensate.

 Factors like mental stress, pregnancy, and diabetes can also cause hypertension. It is a good idea to check your blood pressure regularly and seek assistance from the Las Vegas Internal Medicine Center for treatment and support.

 

How an Experienced Las Vegas Internist Can Help

 Dr. Dipti Shah is a renowned internist in Las Vegas. She provides excellent primary care to adult patients of all ages and can help manage lifestyle diseases like hypertension. The doctor will take your blood pressure reading at every visit and will complete other standard medical checks as well. These regular medical exams help identify potential problems before they get out of hand.

 Treatment for Hypertension

 Doctors recommend a combination of lifestyle changes and medication to treat hypertension. Here’s a look at what the treatment includes:

  • Medicine – The doctor will prescribe medications based on the patient’s underlying health condition. These medicines can consist of diuretics, beta-blockers, and alpha-blockers, peripheral adrenergic inhibitor, calcium-channel blockers, etc.
  • Diet – Patients with hypertension need to monitor their diet carefully. They need to moderate salt intake and alcohol consumption, eat more fruits, veggies, and lean meats, and manage their weight.
  • Exercise – Exercise keeps you active, relieves stress, and helps you maintain healthy body weight. Internists in Las Vegas, NV believe that stress is a significant cause of hypertension and should be managed as much as possible.

People struggling with hypertension can come to us at Radar Medical for the best diagnosis, advice, and treatment. Dr. Dipti Shah is considered the best internist in Las Vegas and will offer expert advice and expert treatment.

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Trent D

My visit today 12 13 2017 what's the most awesome experience that I ever had in my whole entire life in regards to medical attention the staff was absolutely professional... From the time I walked in the door to the time I exited it was an awesome experience. Shout out to the doctor. True professional easy to talk 2.very great listener. I truly overwhelmed with joy.
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Charles

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2018-07-06T17:21:01+00:00

Charles

This is the second app't with Dr. Shah and going in I knew there would be a wait. Why? His Thoroughness. Everything explained, every question answered, time limit off the exam, NONE (that's why the wait)...
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2018-07-06T17:21:31+00:00

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Russell Shah saved my life would recommend him to anybody. Best neurologist in Las Vegas. A great expert on the human spine and head injuries. Extremely helpful and extremely knowledgeable. After severely injuring myself dr. Shaw was able to get my Healthcare on track. The first couple of doctors I saw didn't run the proper tests. Dr. Shah was able to properly diagnose me and run MRIS. He is great at his job and great with his patients. The staff there is courteous and pleasant
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