Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Nearly one-third of people who have high blood pressure, or hypertension, do not know they have it, which makes this a serious health concern. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have regular checkups. If you have a family history of high blood pressure, your cardiologist in Friendswood or any other Houston-area city will know that it is especially important to keep track of your blood pressure.

You may have certain symptoms if your blood pressure gets too high. Some symptoms you should take notice of include:

  • Fatigue or confusion
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Vision problems
  • Severe headache
  • Blood in your urine
  • A pounding in your ears, neck, or chest
  • Difficulty breathing

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you need to see your doctor immediately. You may be at risk of suffering from a heart attack or stroke.

Your heart doctor will advise you on how you can reduce a high blood pressure through diet, exercise, and medications to prevent further health problems. If you do not treat your high pressure and it develops into hypertension, it can lead to heart disease, kidney failure, stroke, and eye problems.

Causes of High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

If you visit a heart doctor in Houston, they will be able to help you lower your blood pressure through a variety of ways. There are numerous reasons why you may develop high blood pressure. Unfortunately, 95% of reported cases of high blood pressure have an underlying cause that cannot be determined. When this is the case, it is called essential hypertension.

You may be more likely to get high blood pressure that can lead to prehypertension or hypertension if you have a family history of high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease. It is also shown that high blood pressure is more likely to occur with people who are:

  • Over the age of 55
  • Overweight
  • African American
  • Not physically active
  • A person who smokes or drinks excessively
  • Eating foods high in saturated fats and oils
  • Using certain medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other NSAIDs, decongestants, or illicit drugs such as cocaine.

Accredited Labs

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Gulf Coast Heart Clinics are equipped with advanced technologies and equipments. The Echo & Nuclear Cardiology Laboratories are accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (ICA)

Office Procedures

Dr. Huang has rich experience in the diagnosis and management of the most complex cardiovascular issues. These include but not limited to:
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Chest pain/Chest discomfort
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol

League City Location

Located at 501 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 106, League City, TX 77573.

Phone: (281) 534-8600


Houston Location

Located at 9600 Bellaire Blvd, Suite 202, Houston, TX 77036.

Phone: (713) 771-6969  Fax: (713) 270-6969