High blood pressure is a major concern for both men and women. High blood pressure can affect many aspects of a man’s health. Often times there is no identifiable reason (essential hypertension) as to why blood pressure has risen. Other times people who are experiencing underlying conditions will also experience high blood pressure (secondary hypertension). For those who are experiencing side effects of high blood pressure, a men’s internal medicine clinic in Glendale, AZ can help.
The causes of essential hypertension are unknown. As men age, blood pressure tends to raise naturally. The increase in blood pressure can be quite innocuous or it can reach unhealthy levels. Individuals who rarely exercise can may deal with higher blood pressure readings than those who exercise. Also, men who are overweight tend to have high blood pressure issues. Secondary hypertension can be due to an illness or injury, defects in blood vessels, other medications, sleep apnea, illegal substance abuse, or alcoholism.
There are also many risk factors associated with high blood pressure. Age, as we have already spoken about, will cause blood pressure to raise over the years. Those who are of African American descent may also develop high blood pressure issues at earlier ages. Obese individuals carry around a larger blood volume which in turn increases blood pressure. Salt intake can affect blood pressure negatively, too much will cause the body to retain water. Unfortunately stress is a major contributor to high blood pressure. Also, those who smoke tobacco will cause an increase in blood pressure as well as damage to the arterial walls of the heart.
If you are ready to seek treatment for your high blood pressure, visit Men’s Vitality Clinic in Glendale, AZ. Our men’s internal medicine clinic will help you manage and treat you high blood pressure with diet, exercise, and medications. Call today for an appointment.