Hypertension Specialist

Javaria Jabeen, D.O. -  - Primary Care

YZ Healthcare

Javaria Jabeen, D.O.

Primary Care & Aesthetics Med Spa located in Flower Mound, TX

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a dangerous condition that affects about 1 in 3 adults in the United States. The primary care team at YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O. offers a patient-centered approach to managing hypertension at their clinic in Flower Mound, Texas. To learn how you can control hypertension and live a happier, healthier life, call, or book an appointment online today.

Hypertension Q & A

What is hypertension?

Having hypertension means your blood pressure is higher than it should be. Blood pressure measures the force of blood as it pushes against the walls of your blood vessels. When pressure is too high for an extended time, damage occurs. 

Eventually, hypertension may cause life-threatening health problems, such as heart attack and stroke. The compassionate team at YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O. helps you get your blood pressure under control to reduce the risk of these serious complications.

 

Who is most likely to have hypertension?

Hypertension is prevalent, affecting about 75 million American adults. Certain factors may increase your risk of developing hypertension, including:

  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Not getting enough exercise
  • Being overweight
  • Overeating salty or fatty foods
  • Taking birth control pills

 

Having a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease may also increase your risk of hypertension. 

 

How do I know if I have hypertension?

Hypertension is often referred to as the silent killer because many people aren’t aware they have it. Most of the time, hypertension doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms, even though it’s actively damaging your blood vessels. 

The team at YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O. can determine if you have hypertension when they measure your blood pressure with an arm cuff. A blood pressure measurement is a standard part of your physical exam. 

If your blood pressure is too high, your YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O. provider may ask you to come back for additional tests. When your blood pressure is consistently too high, you have hypertension.

 

How can I control my blood pressure?

There are many steps you can take to get your blood pressure under control. The team at YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O. reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam before recommending the best treatment for you.

Hypertension treatment may begin with simple lifestyle changes, such as:

  • Eating a healthy diet that’s low in sodium and rich in fruits and vegetables
  • Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting regular exercise
  • Limiting alcoholic drinks
  • Quitting smoking

 

These steps also help prevent hypertension if you’re at high risk. If your high blood pressure continues despite lifestyle changes, the team at YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O. may prescribe medication to lower it. 

To reduce your risk of heart disease, call YZ Healthcare; Javaria Jabeen D.O., or book an appointment online today.