Hypertension – High Blood Pressure – A Prevalent Problem

Recent surveys have shown that nearly one in every three adults in the US has high blood pressure, and this condition can affect almost all adults as they age. The cause is often unknown and can be affected by one’s diet and habits, especially smoking, as well as family history. This disease does not present any outward signs or symptoms, but can cause severe health problems such as heart attacks and strokes, and if persistent, chronic kidney failure. Even though hypertension can shorten one’s life expectancy, many people can have this chronic condition without being aware of any problems until it is too late. Luckily, it is easy to detect and treat. At PMC, we use advanced diagnostic methods and tools to diagnose hypertension. Medical experts take a thorough medical history and physical examination before suggesting a course of treatment.

Since accurate diagnosis is essential in determining the most effective treatment, at PMC we strive to correctly diagnose the causes of your hypertension, and only then determine the most appropriate treatment for you. We treat your hypertension, while keeping in mind any other associated medical conditions.

At PMC, numerous treatment options for hypertension are available, depending on the type and cause of your hypertension. We understand the importance of follow-up care, and offer long-term treatment in order to help you manage your condition.

It is important that you talk to your doctor before beginning any type of self-medication.  Simple lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, getting more exercise, and eating healthy foods, while avoiding fatty and dense food, can go a long way in preventing this silent and invisible disease from shortening or affecting your life.  Simple relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation and yoga, if practiced regularly, can also provide relief from hypertension.  At PMC we take into consideration all methods of alleviating high blood pressure before prescribing medication to control it.

If you live in Central Texas and have high blood pressure, or hypertension, you can get this condition treated at Punjabi Medical Clinic in Austin.

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