High blood pressure is the most preventable cause of heart disease and stroke in the United States, yet it’s called the silent killer because if left untreated, high blood pressure does kill. That’s way Dr. Susan Biegel specializes in cardiovascular health and helping patients in Upland, California, manage their high blood pressure and get it under control.
Blood pressure is the measure of the force of blood against your artery walls. High blood pressure, often called hypertension, occurs when the blood vessels in your heart and body are under increased stress, causing your heart to work harder. The higher your blood pressure, the harder your heart must work to pump blood throughout your body.
A healthy blood pressure is around 120/80, while hypertension begins at 140/90. When blood pressure gets high, it can cause a range of symptoms, or none at all. Some of the symptoms of high blood pressure are:
If left untreated, high blood pressure is deadly. It can lead to an enlarged heart, heart attack, or heart failure. It also causes:
Although doctors know some contributing factors of high blood pressure, the actual cause is unknown. Some things that play a role in the development of hypertension include:
The good thing about high blood pressure is that it’s easily treated. After your initial consult with Dr. Biegel, a treatment plan is developed to help lower your blood pressure. In some cases, Dr. Biegel may recommend lifestyle changes such as:
She may also recommend quitting smoking and learning stress-management techniques such as:
For many patients, these lifestyle changes are enough to lower blood pressure to a safe range, but for others, this may not be enough. In addition to these changes, Dr. Beigel may recommend a prescription medication that works to lower your blood pressure. If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, consult with Dr. Beigel today. Remember, hypertension is a treatable -- and sometimes curable -- disease, but it’s not safe to let it go untreated. It can kill you.
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"Dr. Biegel is very informative and precise. The office has such nice medical assistants and nurse practitioners."
"I want to recommend Dr. Susan Biegel. She offers the most proactive preventative services of any physician I have ever seen. She is an outstanding doctor."
"My appointments have been promptly handled, the staff have been friendly, and the service personable."
"If you want to visit a doctor with a staff that is friendly and treats you with care and concern, make an appointment with Dr. Biegel's office."
"I have been going here for years and now my husband does too, we are so grateful and thankful for all that you have done to help us with our health!"
"Never a long wait, I always get an appointment fast, and they sit and talk with you. I never feel rushed. Absolutely, love it here."
"I especially appreciated Dr. Biegel's kind and calming demeanor and how she took the time to answer all questions regarding the procedure."
"I feel blessed to know Dr. Biegel and her qualified staff and highly recommend them. They have created a comfortable and professional environment."