High Blood Pressure in Rockwall, TX
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What Is High Blood Pressure?
Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, is a condition that impacts millions of Americans annually. High blood pressure can become a very serious issue if not treated properly. Untreated high blood pressure could cause heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and more. This common condition usually affects individuals who are older, smoke, are obese, or have a family history of hypertension. This chronic condition can cause a number of symptoms, including:
- Shortness of breath
- Bloody nose
- Chest pain
At Rockwall Rapid Care, we urge all individuals to seek medical attention if they experience any of these symptoms. At our urgent care facility, our team of professionals is equipped with the knowledge and technology to treat hypertension. For more information, feel free to visit us in Rockwall, TX.
How Is Hypertension Diagnosed?
If hypertension is to blame for your symptoms and struggles, the good news is that it should be relatively simple to diagnose at our Rockwall, TX office. If your blood pressure reads over 120/80 mm Hg, you may be considered in high blood pressure territory. However, your provider will not make a diagnosis off of one high reading. Rather, your blood pressure may be taken again later on in the appointment, or you may be asked to monitor your blood pressure numbers at home. If the consistent readings continue to land higher than 120/80 mm Hg, you may qualify for a hypertension diagnosis. If your blood pressure reads higher than 180/120mm Hg, your number is considered far too high and may require more immediate medical attention.
What Are the Benefits of Hypertension Treatment?
Hypertension treatment overseen by the experts at our Rockwall, TX office doesn’t just help your blood pressure numbers go down — it can help save your life. Benefits of high blood pressure treatment at Rockwall Rapid Care include:
- Decreasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other major health problems
- Lengthening your lifespan
- Improving daily quality of life
- Lessening your long-term, overall healthcare costs
- Multiple treatment options and techniques may be available
How Is High Blood Pressure Treated?
When our team at Rockwall Rapid Care evaluates you at our clinic in Rockwall, TX, we will first review your symptoms to determine if your condition is life-threatening and requires treatment at the nearest hospital. If your condition is non-emergent, we will likely perform a chest x-ray, blood tests, and more. Utilizing our on-site laboratory, we can quickly get these results back so we can diagnose and treat you as soon as possible. Depending on the diagnosis, we will typically treat for primary high blood pressure (no known cause) or secondary high blood pressure (the cause is known).
If you have primary high blood pressure, we may suggest making adjustments to:
- Diet and exercise
- Alcohol consumption
- Coping methods for stress
If you have secondary high blood pressure, we will typically review your underlying conditions and prescription medications and may change your dose of blood pressure medication.
Rockwall Rapid Care Reviews
Amazing seriously just go here! My normal urgent care (texas med.) Was closed due to short staffing. I had symptoms of a severe kidney infection. Oh the irony because I educated patients in kidney failure for a job. So I looked online and signed in to go to rapid care. Best decision I could have made. 20 min. Later I arrived with my kids in tow. You pull up press a button on the intercom and someone comes out. Just as I was speaking to the tech at the window my 7yo projectile vomited ,(this is my life). She was totally fine apparently just needed to puke. It was everywhere in my car. The tech was amazing. He got me a trash bag gloves cleaner, water, and even a towel for my daughter to put on her booster seat. We joked that maybe she should be seen to. After cleaning up my one child we we're brought in, I gave my sample etc the normal stuff. They treated my kidney infection with meds. And on my way I went. They are awesome go here
As a retired RN and new to Texas i was impressed by the efficiency and cost savings when i found myself needing quick and efficient care on a Saturday afternoon. I recommend giving this hidden gem a try if you’re caught on a weekend and don’t want to spend your day waiting in an overcrowded ER/ urgent care.
Fantastic place. Highly organized with a dedicated, professional, welcoming staff. I’ve never been here before today and this will be my new go-to when I need medical assistance in a hurry.
I took a good fall yesterday & needed to get some X-rays done. After calling Carenow with a 4 hr wait & Medpost no X-rays that day, I stumbled across this place. It had 5 star reviews too. I decided to go & the appt process was super easy, checking in was a breeze, ZERO WAIT TIME (huge perk), the rooms were high tech, clean, and awesome chairs. I was in & out with X-rays done in 30 min!! I am a huge fan now & I will be singing their praises as they are much deserved. Thank you to the staff for your fast & efficient work.
Needed a sports physical at the last minute and they came to the rescue!
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Take Heart. We Can Help Your Hypertension!
It's important to seek the help of a skilled medical professional to treat hypertension. At Rockwall Rapid Care, Dr. William Fieldsmith along with his skilled medical staff are trained to diagnose and treat hypertension. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of high blood pressure, we urge you to make an appointment at our Rockwall, TX office.