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3700 Market St, Bldg C, Clarkston, GA 30021

Phone: 404-298-9333
Fax: 404-298-9931

High Blood Pressure

Management of high blood pressure by Greater Atlanta Family Healthcare, Clarkston GA

High blood pressure, or hypertension (HTN), is a common condition in the United States. High blood pressure is termed a "silent killer" because it usually does not have symptoms but can cause significant cardiovascular and organ damage. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to get tested. High blood pressure can be controlled with lifestyle changes and medications. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to life threatening medical conditions.

The goal of treatment is to keep blood pressure below 140/90 mmHg. The goal is lower, 125-130/80 mmHg, for people with diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or a prior heart attack or stroke. You doctor can tell you what your specific goal should be. Treatment of secondary conditions can return blood pressure to normal. Treatment for high blood pressure usually consists of lifestyle changes, medications, or both.

Meet Our Physicians

Our physicians are unlike any other doctors you've ever met because they have unique approaches to family medicine. Our doctors come from different cultural backgrounds (the American South and West Africa), treat patients as the unique individuals they are, and focus on preventing illness.