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High Blood Pressure Specialist

Cima Medical Centers

Family and Internal Medicine Practice located in Las Vegas, NV

An estimated 75 million Americans have high blood pressure, but only about half have their blood pressure under control. With an emphasis on integrative preventive care, Cima Medical Centers helps you control your high blood pressure to avoid serious complications and improve your wellbeing. With four convenient locations in Las Vegas, Nevada, an office is sure to be close to you. Call today for your high blood pressure assessment, or book a visit with Israel Alvarado, MD, or Robert Webb, PA, online.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a long-term condition in which the pressure of blood in blood vessels is more forceful than it should be. High blood pressure builds up gradually over time. 

Untreated high blood pressure may gradually damage your blood vessels and organs. However, you can help prevent high blood pressure by making healthy choices and with top-quality preventive care at Cima Medical Centers.

How do I know I have high blood pressure?

You usually don't know you whether you have high blood pressure, which is why doctors call it a silent killer. If you do experience symptoms, you may have a headache, nosebleed, or feel short of breath. 

Before these symptoms begin, contact Cima Medical Centers for preventive care to manage your blood pressure before it harms your health. 

Can I prevent high blood pressure?

Healthy choices can help you avoid high blood pressure. For example, make sure your diet includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat foods that are high in potassium and low in salt. Also, try to get at least 2.5 hours a week of moderate exercise, such as brisk walking, each week. 

How is high blood pressure diagnosed?

Cima Medical Centers tests your high blood pressure with an inflatable cuff called a sphygmomanometer. The cuff goes around your upper arm. Once inflated, it compresses your brachial artery, temporarily halting the blood flow in your arm. Your Cima Medical Centers provider records your blood pressure as the cuff slowly deflates. 

Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers. The numbers are under 120/80 mm Hg if your blood pressure is in a healthy range. Consistently higher numbers indicate high blood pressure.

How is high blood pressure treated?

Cima Medical Centers emphasizes integrative preventive care. The team encourages you to make healthy changes to improve your diet and get regular exercise. If weight is an issue, you may benefit from the medically supervised weight loss programs at Cima Medical Centers. 

Other changes can help lower your blood pressure, including: 

  • Quitting smoking
  • Limiting stress
  • Drinking alcohol in moderation

Depending on your overall health, medical history, and other factors, your Cima Medical Centers provider discusses medications to help to lower your blood pressure. 

For integrative care to enhance your lasting wellbeing, call Cima Medical Centers, or request an appointment online for screening and treatment for high blood pressure.