High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common problem, and can affect your overall health and well-being if left untreated. Normal adult blood pressure is 120/80. Hypertension is defined as any blood pressure above 140/90. If you are hypertensive, a physician might recommend lifestyle modifications including increased exercise or a low sodium diet. Certain medications can also help bring down high blood pressure.
The physicians at Novant Health Premier Medical Associates diagnose and monitor hypertension in adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Our providers will help you manage high blood pressure and determine which treatments would be most effective.
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