High Blood Pressure Specialist

Suleman Lalani, MD -  - Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine

Suleman Lalani, MD

Internal Medicine & Geriatric Medicine located in Sugar Land, TX

More than 31% of adults in Texas have high blood pressure. If left uncontrolled, high blood pressure increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Suleman Lalani, MD, PA, in Sugar Land, Texas, is an internal medicine physician who is an expert in managing your high blood pressure and reducing your risk of complications. High blood pressure should never be ignored, call the office today or request an appointment online.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, occurs when the force of the blood against your blood vessel walls is greater than normal. Over time high blood pressure can damage your blood vessels and other organs. Your blood pressure consists of two numbers:

  • Systolic: the top number that measures the force during your heartbeat
  • Diastolic: the bottom number that measures the force in between beats

High blood pressure tends to develop over many years and affects more than 100 million Americans. But it can be easily detected and controlled with the right treatment.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is often referred to as a silent killer because it doesn’t cause symptoms and you may not have any idea your blood pressure is elevated unless you’re getting it checked by Dr. Lalani.

However, you may experience some symptoms if your blood pressure has reached life-threatening levels. These symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Nosebleeds
  • Fatigue or confusion
  • Uncontrolled blood high blood pressure can also lead to kidney failure and stroke

Dr. Lalani checks your blood pressure every time you come to the office so he can monitor your numbers and take action when needed.

How is high blood pressure diagnosed?

High blood pressure is diagnosed based on the measurements of your systolic and diastolic pressure. Your blood pressure measurement is categorized as:

  • Normal blood pressure
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Stage 1 hypertension
  • Stage 2 hypertension

Dr. Lalani goes over your readings so you know what it means. One high blood pressure reading doesn’t mean you have high blood pressure. Dr. Lalani may need a few separate measurements taken on different office visits before you’re diagnosed.

What treatments can lower my high blood pressure?

Dr. Lalani creates individualized treatment plans to help lower your high blood pressure. He may initially recommend lifestyle changes to bring down your numbers, such as making changes to your diet and getting more regular exercise.

If your blood pressure remains elevated, he may prescribe a medication to lower your blood pressure and improve your overall health.

High blood pressure is very common but can lead to serious health consequences if left uncontrolled. But you can take steps to improve your numbers with Dr. Lalani’s help. Call his office today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.