Hypertension Treatment in Duluth, GA

Experience the care towards a healthier heart with hypertension treatment at Modern Family Medicine.

Get Control Over Your Hypertension with Modern Family Medicine

Though hypertension is a common problem, leaving it untreated can increase your risk of stroke, heart failure, heart attack, renal failure, etc. That’s why it is important to keep your blood pressure under control, and we at Modern Family Medicine can help you with this. As part of our treatment, we look into your hypertension risks and underlying causes and then put together a personalized treatment regimen, minimizing your risk of developing high blood pressure and related health complications. This way, you can maintain a healthy heart without having to worry about the potential health consequences.

Types of Hypertension

Types of Hypertension

Primary Hypertension

Is when high blood pressure is not caused by any other medical condition. While its cause is unclear, lifestyle factors, such as drinking, smoking, being obese, eating a high-sodium diet, etc. can increase the risk of primary hypertension.

Secondary Hypertension

Is when another medical condition causes high blood pressure. For example, sleep apnea, hormonal imbalance, medication side effects, thyroid disease, adrenal gland disease, constriction of the aorta, and blocked renal arteries in the kidneys.

Subtypes of primary/secondary hypertension include:

  • Resistant hypertension: It is when the blood pressure is difficult to control, despite taking medications, and can lead to secondary hypertension.
  • Malignant hypertension: Causes high blood pressure that damages your organs. It is an emergency condition that requires immediate intervention.
  • Isolated hypertension: It is characterized by systolic blood pressure above 140 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure under 90 mm Hg, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. While it mostly affects older adults, young people can also develop it.
Hypertension Risks

Hypertension Risks

Failing to maintain optimal blood pressure can lead to several health risks, including:

  • Heart attack
  • Memory problems
  • Stroke
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Aneurysm
  • Kidney problems
  • Heart failure
  • Vision loss
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Hypertension Diagnosis

Hypertension Diagnosis

At Modern Family Medicine, we begin your hypertension diagnosis by reviewing your medical history and symptoms. We will listen to your heart for any abnormalities. Then, we will measure your blood pressure in both arms to see if there is any difference and we use the arm with higher reading for further measurements. We will confirm your diagnosis if your reading is equal to or greater than 130/80 mm Hg.

Once you are diagnosed with hypertension, we may recommend the following tests to rule out the underlying cause:

  • Lab Tests: Your blood and urine samples will be tested for your cholesterol and blood sugar levels and the functioning of your thyroid glands, liver, and kidneys.
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG): Measures how slow or fast your heart beats.
  • Echocardiogram: Shows how blood circulates through your heart and valves.

Based on your test results, we will prescribe medications and lifestyle modifications to keep your hypertension and its cause under control.

Why Choose Modern Family Medicine for Hypertension Treatment

Why Choose Modern Family Medicine for Hypertension Treatment?

At Modern Family Medicine, we understand managing hypertension requires a holistic approach, taking into account both the emotional and physical well-being of the patient. That’s why we combine medications and simple lifestyle changes to deliver personalized and effective treatment plans.

Alongside treatment, we prioritize patient education, ensuring they have a clear understanding of their condition and the necessary lifestyle modifications to improve their overall health. With our patient-centered approach and compassionate care, we will help you effectively manage hypertension, living a healthier life.

Here is why we are the best in treating hypertension symptoms and risks:

  • Board-Certified Physicians: We have board-certified physicians to treat your condition with unmatched care and unwavering support.
  •  Advanced Technology: We have the latest blood pressure monitoring equipment for your measurements, ensuring the highest precision every time.
  • Get Seen Quickly: We offer same-day appointments to address your blood pressure concerns quickly.
  • State-of-the-Art Office: Our office is facilitated with futuristic equipment and advancements to make your treatment experience convenient and flawless.
  • Convenient Locations: We are operating in the heart of GA, allowing you to reach us quickly and comfortably.


Hypertension is consistent high blood pressure on the walls of your arteries.

You can take prescribed hypertension medications and stick to lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and drinking, etc. to manage your hypertension.

Smoking, lack of physical activity, high sodium intake, stress, and overdrinking are the major causes of hypertension.

While mostly it doesn’t cause any symptoms, some people may experience headaches, breathing difficulty, and nosebleeds.

Though it is not possible to get rid of hypertension completely, you can take medicines and practice healthy lifestyle habits to keep it under control.

Combat Your Hypertension with Modern Family Medicine

Whether you have primary or secondary hypertension, stop by Modern Family Medicine for prompt treatment and care. We are committed to supporting you in a journey towards a healthy heart. Request for an appointment with us to get started on managing your hypertension effectively.

Combat Your Hypertension with Modern Family Medicine