Dr. Sheibani and Dr. Broukhim help patients in and around Westwood, CA, treat high blood pressure with healthy lifestyle changes and medication when necessary. For patients who haven't been diagnosed with high blood pressure, they use regular blood pressure screenings to monitor for changes that could indicate a need for care.
Your blood pressure is a measurement of the amount of force created by your blood as it flows through your arteries. Depending on your age and other factors, there is a healthy upper limit for your blood pressure, which is typically somewhere around 120/80 mm Hg. When your blood pressure exceeds it healthy upper limit, the pressure exerted against your arteries can begin to cause damage, not only to your arteries but also to your organs, including your heart and your kidneys.
High blood pressure typically causes no symptoms, which is why it can be so dangerous. Many, many men and women have high blood pressure for years without even knowing it. Very often, the first sign of high blood pressure is a heart attack, stroke or other signs or symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
Left unmanaged, high blood pressure can cause organ damage as well as stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and stroke. Keeping blood pressure under control can help lower your risks of developing these and other serious diseases. Having your blood pressure regularly monitored is the best way to help our doctors provide you with the guidance and care you need to help maintain a healthy blood pressure.
High blood pressure is best treated by losing weight, eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise. Quitting smoking is also vitally important. When blood pressure remains high despite these changes, medication can be prescribed that will help keep your blood pressure at a healthier level.