High Blood Pressure Specialist


Geriatrics & Internal Medicine located in Boynton Beach, FL

High blood pressure is a common condition that affects one in every three adults. At Seacrest Medical Group in Boynton Beach, Florida, the team provides effective treatment for patients suffering from high blood pressure. Led by Jean Etienne, MD, the team specializes in compassionate, patient-centered care. To schedule your visit, call the office or book an appointment online today.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a condition that causes blood to travel through your arteries with too much force. Long-term high blood pressure puts extra stress on your cardiovascular system, resulting in a number of serious health problems. 

High blood pressure can either result from the amount of blood your heart has to pump or the resistance it experiences as blood moves through your artery walls. 

What causes high blood pressure?

There’s no definitive cause of high blood pressure. In most adults, there are a number of factors that contribute to the development of high blood pressure, including:

  • Obesity
  • Tobacco use
  • High sodium diet
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Genetics
  • Inactivity
  • Stress
  • Low potassium diet 

Age is another major contributor to high blood pressure. In fact, more than 60% of adults older than 60 have high blood pressure. If left untreated, high blood pressure puts you at an increased risk for a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and aneurysms. With the right treatment plan, you can gain control of your blood pressure and maintain good health. 

How is high blood pressure treated?

Blood pressure testing is a routine part of your annual exam. If your blood pressure falls out of the normal range, the first step is addressing possible lifestyle factors that may cause your condition. There are a number of lifestyle changes that can help manage your high blood pressure, including:

  • Adopting a healthy diet
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Limiting salt in your diet
  • Limiting alcohol consumption
  • Quitting smoking
  • Reducing stress
  • Maintaining a healthy body weight

Establishing healthy lifestyle habits is often an effective way to address your high blood pressure. Seacrest Medical Group provides weight-loss management to help patients get control of their body weight. 

In addition to lifestyle changes, there are a number of medications used to successfully manage high blood pressure. Your blood pressure medication is chosen based on the severity of your high blood pressure and your medical history. The team at Seacrest Medical Group can work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for you and your condition. 

To find the best treatment for your high blood pressure, book an appointment at Seacrest Medical Group by phone or online today.