Hypertension affects as many as 75 million people in the United States, with many more remaining undiagnosed. At her internal medicine practice in Dallas, Texas, board-certified physician, Aruna Koney, MD, offers diagnostic and preventive screenings for hypertension. Dr. Koney focuses on holistic techniques and conventional medicines to lower your blood pressure levels. She also provides support as you make the lifestyle and dietary changes needed to control hypertension and ensure a high quality of life. Schedule a hypertension evaluation with Dr. Koney today online or by calling the office.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition that develops when the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries is chronically elevated.
There are two types of hypertension:
Primary hypertension describes high blood pressure that develops gradually over time for no identifiable reason. You may be at higher risk for developing primary hypertension as you get older.
Secondary hypertension is high blood pressure that results due to another underlying health issue, such as a thyroid disorder, kidney problems, or obstructive sleep apnea. You can also develop secondary hypertension if you use illegal drugs or certain medications, like birth control and over-the-counter pain relievers.
Hypertension is often known as a silent killer because the condition shows no symptoms until the disease is in its advanced stages. When your blood pressure remains elevated for an extended period of time, you may experience symptoms like:
If you have any of these issues, it’s important that you schedule an evaluation with Dr. Koney. These symptoms can indicate you have advanced hypertension or another underlying health condition that needs medical attention.
Dr. Koney can quickly diagnose hypertension through a noninvasive, in-office blood pressure test. She offers routine blood pressure checks during annual physicals and at chronic care management visits as a preventive measure to prevent hypertension-related health issues.
Following a diagnosis of hypertension, Dr. Koney works closely with you to make changes to your diet and lifestyle that can help decrease blood pressure levels naturally. These changes include:
Dr. Koney also ensures that other health conditions you have, which contribute to your hypertension, are well-controlled.
For some, medication is necessary to relax the blood vessels and help blood flow more efficiently. Dr. Koney uses the latest advances in medicine to manage your hypertension and by rescribing the ideal regimen for your case. She continues to monitor your use through follow-up visits. She can also suggest options for regularly testing your blood pressure levels at home.
If you need help managing hypertension or need a preventive blood pressure check, schedule a consultation with Aruna Koney, MD, today by calling the office or by requesting an appointment online today.