At Leawood Family Care, keeping you healthy is our primary focus. Our hypertension treatments follow national guidelines for screening and preventive services.
We believe in providing the South KC community with access to affordable hypertension treatment in Leawood, so you can continue living a healthy, active lifestyle.
Our Hypertension overview
Hypertension appears typically without any symptoms but may cause headaches or fatigue.
- Genetically inherited predisposition
- Excess body weight
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Excess sodium or caffeine in diet
Usually over age 40 years
Treatment and Care
Hypertension is treated with attention to lifestyle, dietary changes (such as the DASH diet), exercise, and medications.
Types of Condition
Untreated hypertension can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and cardiomyopathy (enlargement of the heart) as well as contribute to many other health concerns.
Exercise regularly. A total of 150 min of cardiovascular exercise is recommended each week to maintain good heart health.
Eat a healthy diet. The DASH diet is recommended to help manage your blood pressure.
Maintain appropriate body weight.
Hypertension Treatment in Leawood
It is essential to treat hypertension to extend your life expectancy and quality of life by preventing damage to internal organs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need hypertension treatment in Leawood?
It is important to treat persistent blood pressure elevation with medication to prevent more serious health concerns.
Do I have to take blood pressure medication for the rest of my life?
Sometimes it is possible to lower the dose of medication or discontinue blood pressure medication entirely but this typically depends on whether lifestyle changes can be made that result in normalization of your blood pressure.