Specialized Care Through the OHH Hypertension Clinic
Some cases of hypertension (high blood pressure) can be fairly well managed with lifestyle change and medication. Other cases are more complex and can cause serious health concerns if left unchecked. Oklahoma Heart Hospital’s Hypertension Clinic specializes in treating more difficult cases of high blood pressure to help get you back to a normal, healthy life.
What is hypertension?
Blood pressure is the force your blood exerts against the walls of your blood vessels. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is what happens when that pressure is higher than normal. High blood pressure can have a variety of causes, and you can live with it for many years without being aware.
Imagine trying to force the volume of a fire hose through a garden hose. If your high blood pressure is caused by heavy plaque on the walls of your blood vessels, that’s what is happening in your body—your usual volume of blood must be forced through much smaller openings, which results in high blood pressure.
Once diagnosed, your doctor will take action to prescribe medication or recommend lifestyle changes to help lower your blood pressure. In many cases, a primary care physician can effectively treat hypertension. But for some cases, a specialist is needed.
The value of OHH’s Hypertension Clinic
Oklahoma Heart Hospital’s Hypertension Clinic specializes in treating a wide range of patients with hypertension. We work to identify the underlying cause and create an effective treatment plan.
We’re a resource for patients who’ve exhausted every regular avenue of care. When it comes to the worst cases of hypertension, specialists have additional training for treating complex hypertension and their singular focus allows them to stay more up to date on current developments compared to a general practitioner.
With our help, we can get you on the road to recovery. We’ll show you ways to manage your hypertension and provide the care you need to live a happy, healthy life. Call Oklahoma Heart Hospital today to set up an appointment with our Hypertension Clinic if you are struggling to control your high blood pressure.