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Blood Pressure

Buffington Family Medicine

Family Practice Physicians & Psychiatry Specialists located in Keller, TX

At Buffington Family Medicine, we believe that your heart health is a key pillar of your overall well-being. We hope to empower you with knowledge, strategies, and insights to keep your blood pressure in check and your heart thriving. Our experienced medical team is committed to providing you with the resources you need to take charge of your cardiovascular health. From understanding the basics of blood pressure to practical tips for managing it effectively, we're here to guide you every step of the way.

Blood Pressure Q&A

What is blood pressure and why is it important?

Blood pressure is the force exerted by your blood against the walls of your arteries as your heart pumps it around your body. It's a vital indicator of your cardiovascular health. Maintaining a healthy blood pressure level is crucial because high blood pressure (hypertension) can strain your heart and damage blood vessels, leading to serious health risks.

Can lifestyle choices affect blood pressure?

Absolutely. Lifestyle plays a significant role in blood pressure health. A balanced diet low in sodium, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, limiting alcohol, and quitting smoking can all contribute to healthy blood pressure levels.

What is hypertension and how is it managed?

Hypertension is a condition where your blood pressure consistently exceeds healthy levels. Left untreated, it can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. Managing hypertension often involves lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medication. Regular check-ups are crucial for monitoring and controlling hypertension.