hypertension

Hypertension or Elevated blood pressure is perhaps one of the most common illnesses.  Longstanding elevated blood pressure can cause damage to organs including the heart, kidneys, and brain.

Typically, a blood pressure of <140/80 mmHg is recommended.  In some patients, a slightly higher blood pressure is acceptable.  Very high blood pressures (>180mmHg) can be dangerous.  Hypertensive Urgency or Emergency are conditions that refer to even higher blood pressures that can result in strokes and other end-organ damage.  Keeping a log of your blood pressure and managing it with anti-hypertensive medications is crucial.

We treat very high blood pressure that is resistant to medications at our offices in Niles, IL and Oak Brook, IL.