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March 28, 2016

Taking Your Blood Pressure

Taking your blood pressure regularly is vital to your health. At FRONTLINE ER we have seen many of the harmful side-effects of low blood pressure, such as:
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • dehydration
  • lack of concentration
  • blurred vision
  • cold
  • nausea

High blood pressure can cause progressive damage to arteries and veins. Studies show that over 70 million Americans are suffering from high blood pressure and only half of them know about it. This is primarily because it rarely causes any symptoms that are noticeable in our day-to-day life.

Once your blood pressure reaches a certain limit, however, it can increase the risk of heart attack, kidney damage and stroke, and can even lead to the destruction of tiny blood vessels which may result in vision loss.

FRONTLINE ER’s experienced staff are always there to assist you if you have irregular blood pressure.

We have observed that key factors resulting in high blood pressure are:
  • smoking
  • being overweight
  • lack of physical activity
  • too much salt in diet
  • older age
  • alcohol consumption
  • stress
How can you reduce the risk?
You can easily reduce the risk of high/low blood pressure by following these measures:
  1. Visit a doctor.
  2. Monitor your blood pressure regularly as advised by your doctor.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight.
  4. Eat a healthy diet.
  5. Reduce alcohol consumption.
  6. Do yoga or some sort of physical exercise to avoid stress.
  7. Limit the amount of salt in your diet.

We highly recommend you visit FRONTLINE ER in Richmond, Texas so we can advise you on the best course of action. When you visit FRONTLINE ER, the first step we take is to monitor your blood pressure. Next, our doctors will ask you some questions to understand your lifestyle and identify the causes of your high or low blood pressure. For severe cases, we also use medications to bring your blood pressure back to normal. Our doctors can advise you of the the best diets and exercise plans based on your unique needs.

Once an initial assessment is completed, the patient can then approach our experienced staff for further information about his or her health. If necessary, she or he may also receive a consultation.

We recommend that patients always provide us with all medical information our doctors request.

Call FRONTLINE ER at and get the best medical care right away!

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