Hypertension is said to occur when your blood pressure is over 140/90 on three or more consecutive readings. While hypertension does not have any specific signs and symptoms, it can lead to serious long term conditions such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure. Reducing high blood pressure and maintaining it is therefore a high priority for heart doctors in Long Island.
There are stages in the management of hypertension beginning with conservative therapy such as lifestyle changes, followed by the stepwise addition of drug therapy if required. Cardiologists in Long Island stress lifestyle changes whether or not you need medication.
Lifestyle changes include enjoying regular physical activity. Dietary changes, which also form a major part of lifestyle changes, include: