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Why You Must Take the Danger of Undiagnosed High Blood Pressure to Heart

Posted on April 18, 2017 and filed under Urgent Care Blog

Recent reports revealed that millions of people worldwide unknowingly have undiagnosed high blood pressure. Are you one of them? Few people are aware of what causes high blood pressure or realize that high blood pressure symptoms are mostly unnoticeable. As a result, many people don’t get the high blood pressure treatment they need until they suffer a life-threatening medical problem. Even though high blood pressure is a serious health threat, it is easily manageable by getting regular medical checkups and knowing your blood pressure numbers. At MD Now Urgent Care we provide free blood pressure checks at all of our 31 South Florida locations. If your blood pressure number is too high, we can provide you with high blood pressure medicine and lifestyle tips that can potentially save your life. MD Now wants to help protect you from the threat of high blood pressure and is sharing what you need to know about this silent global epidemic.

Get to the Heart of What Causes High Blood Pressure

First of all, you need to understand the basics. Your heart sends blood through your blood vessels, which transports it throughout your body. Your blood pressure is the force of the blood against the walls of your blood vessels. When you have high blood pressure, it makes your heart work much harder to send blood through your body. This can lead to a heart attack, a stroke, vascular dementia, and even premature death. Since high blood pressure symptoms typically are not obvious, you won’t know that your health is at risk and that you need high blood pressure treatment unless you go for a medical exam and find out your blood pressure numbers.

Keep High Blood Pressure in Check

In response to the global pandemic of undiagnosed blood pressure, The British Heart Foundation is urging adults age 40 and over to have their blood pressure checked immediately and to continue on a regular basis. If your level exceeds the normal range, it’s vital to receive high blood pressure medicine in order to manage the condition.

High blood pressure is a problem that is preventable by simply knowing your blood pressure numbers and keeping them within a normal range. It is also easily managed by regularly having your numbers checked and getting the high blood pressure treatment you need if your reading is too high. MD Now can help you prevent and control high blood pressure. Simply stop in at your nearest MD Now location for a convenient physical exam to learn your blood pressure numbers.

MD Now Is Your Source for the Highest-Quality Care

Discover the caring, convenient, and cost-efficient treatment that can always be found at MD Now. All of our locations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, 365 days a year, and operate on a walk-in, no-appointment basis to conveniently suit your schedule. With 31 locations throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, quality care is always within your reach. For the South Florida locations nearest you, visit http://www.mdnow.com/locations.

To learn more about our urgent care centers, call 888-MDNow-911 or visit www.MDNow.com.

MD Now® Urgent Care Walk-In Medical Centers is the leading provider of fast and affordable urgent care to adults and children in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Our state-of-the-art, walk-in medical centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to deliver an affordable and convenient alternative to long emergency room wait times and the limited hours of family physicians. No appointment is necessary and major insurance plans are accepted. In addition to providing a comprehensive range of urgent care services to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, our multiple locations offer digital x-rays, EKG, ultrasounds, lab testing, physicals, immunizations, vaccines, physical therapy, occupational medicine, travel medicine and selected primary care services. Find the medical care you need with the convenience you want at MD Now. Call: 888-MDNow-911, online: www.MDNow.com.

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