High Blood Pressure Specialist

Joel Juarez-Uribe, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Cardiology Medical Clinic of Chula Vista

Joel Juarez-Uribe, MD

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Chula Vista, CA

High blood pressure can lead to life-threatening events like a heart attack or stroke. Get your blood pressure checked today with Dr. Juarez-Uribe at Cardiology Medical Clinic of Chula Vista in Chula Vista, California. He can take your blood pressure and help you find treatment solutions. Call the clinic or make an appointment online today to get checked.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is found by determining the amount of blood being pumped from your heart and the amount of resistance from your arteries. If your arteries have smaller pathways, it’ll cause stress on your heart and is called high blood pressure, or hypertension.

Your blood pressure is regularly checked during your exam at Cardiology Medical Clinic, and the team monitors your progress. It’s important to stay up-to-date on your appointments because many times high blood pressure doesn’t exhibit any symptoms.

What is the cause of high blood pressure?

There are two different causes of high blood pressure:

Primary hypertension

This high blood pressure slowly develops over time and there is no apparent cause for the increase.

Secondary hypertension

Secondary hypertension is caused by other conditions that lead to high blood pressure, for example:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Kidney problems
  • Adrenal gland tumors
  • Thyroid problems
  • Medications like birth control pills and over-the-counter pain relievers

This type of high blood pressure can come on suddenly and should be checked as soon as possible.

What are the risks of high blood pressure?

It’s important to see Dr. Juarez-Uribe because high blood pressure can lead to serious health risks such as:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Heart Failure
  • Kidney problems
  • Vision problems
  • Metabolic syndrome, a disorder that causes sudden weight gain and increases the likelihood of developing diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
  • Memory problems
  • Dementia

There are many risks associated with high blood pressure. It’s important to stay on top of it and work with Dr. Juarez-Uribe to keep it down.

What are the treatments for high blood pressure?

Dr. Juarez-Uribe can help work with you to reach your blood pressure goals. It’s important to make these lifestyle changes:

  • Eat healthy and decrease salt intake
  • Stay physically active
  • Maintain a healthy weight or lose weight to be a healthy weight
  • Limit alcohol intake
  • Limit tobacco smoking
  • Practice relaxation methods

If these lifestyle changes don’t bring down your high blood pressure Dr. Juarez-Uribe may prescribe medication to help bring it down.

Call Cardiology Medical Clinic of Chula Vista to see if Dr. Juarez-Uribe can help find solutions for your high blood pressure.