Hypertension Specialist

Amer Zaheer, MD -  - Internal Medicine Physician

Choice Family Medicine

Amer Zaheer, MD

Internal Medicine Physician located in Houston, TX

In the United States, 75 million people suffer from hypertension, exposing them to the debilitating consequences of high blood pressure. Choice Family Medicine serves the Houston community, helping men and women stabilize their blood pressure through comprehensive and expert care. Call the office today or book an appointment online to learn more about what you can do to prevent hypertension.

Hypertension Q & A

What is hypertension?

Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. It occurs when your blood is circulating with too much intensity through your body, so it slams against your artery walls, causing damage along the way.

It’s normal for your blood pressure to fluctuate throughout the day. However, having consistently high blood pressure can lead to severe health complications.  

What causes hypertension?

Hypertension doesn’t have an identifiable cause, though many factors might make you more susceptible to it, including:

  • Family history of hypertension
  • Excessive alcohol or tobacco use
  • Obesity
  • Stiffening and narrowing of your arteries due to old age
  • Existing health conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease

Your provider at Choice Family Medicine is committed to getting to the root of your hypertension so they can recommend practical and durable treatments.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

Hypertension is known as the silent killer, meaning that most people don’t even know they have high blood pressure until it’s too late or until they've received a medical diagnosis.

If your blood pressure is high, you might experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain and severe headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Vision issues
  • Bloody urine
  • Shortness of breath
  • Extreme sweating and anxiety

Your provider at Choice Family Medicine provides expert diagnostic care to make sure your symptoms are monitored on a regular basis and to avoid the complications associated with continuous high blood pressure.

How is hypertension treated?

Prevention is the best treatment for hypertension. Because it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and kidney failure, developing a comprehensive prevention plan is the safest way to keep you healthy.

Your provider recommends a diet that’s low in salt, moderate alcohol consumption at most, and regular exercise to keep your blood pressure at stable levels.

During your hypertension consultation at Choice Family Medicine, your provider speaks with you to understand how your lifestyle might impact your blood pressure. From there, they can develop a specialized plan that makes the most sense for your situation.

Don’t wait for the silent killer to strike to seek medical attention. Call Choice Family Medicine or use online booking today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how you can avoid hypertension and restore your blood pressure to normal and healthy levels.