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High Blood Pressure

 

 Urgent Care Check for High Blood Pressure

 Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted on your vessel walls every time your heart pushes blood through your arteries and veins. When a medical professional takes your blood pressure, they record a systolic and diastolic number. Set parameters will let them know if you have high blood pressure (140/90 or higher), low blood pressure (90/60 or lower), or if it’s within the normal range (less than 120/80). In most people, there are no symptoms for high or low pressures.

 If you suspect you have high blood pressure or want to check your pressure, visit Bayside Urgent Care. Our medical staff is expert at treating this and other non-life-threatening emergencies.

 Located in Clearwater, Florida, we’re open seven days a week, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 6 pm. We’re always accepting new patients, and no appointments are necessary. 

 

 What are the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?

 In most instances, high blood pressure doesn’t have symptoms, and you can have high blood pressure without realizing it. Some of the most common signs you may experience are:

  • Headaches
  • Nosebleeds
  • Fatigue
  • Vision problems
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Irregular heartbeat

 If left untreated, high blood pressure is the number one risk factor for heart disease, leading to heart attack, heart failure, stroke, or kidney failure.

 

 What are the Causes of High Blood Pressure?

 Different factors can cause high blood pressure. Some are preventable, while others are not.

  • Family history
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Drinking
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • High salt diet

 Getting regular physicals can help to diagnose high blood pressure early.

 

 How Can I Lower High Blood Pressure?

 If you have high blood pressure, you may be prescribed medication to lower it within the normal range. You can also adopt a healthier lifestyle by doing the following:

  •  Stop smoking
  •  Limit alcohol intake
  •  Eat healthy by adding plenty of fruits, vegetables, poultry, and fish and decreasing (or eliminating) salty and processed foods and sugars
  •  Lose weight
  •  Increase, or add daily exercise

 

 What To Bring When You Visit

 To help us treat you more effectively, please be prepared to tell us about any medications you take (including vitamins and supplements), past illnesses and surgeries, and your primary care doctor’s phone number and address so we can transfer records, if necessary.

 

 Does Bayside Urgent Care Accept Insurance?

 Yes. We accept Medicare and most major insurance carriers. If you don’t have insurance or prefer to pay out-of-pocket, our services are reasonably priced and less expensive than an ER visit.

 

 Come to Bayside Urgent Care Center When to Check Your Blood Pressure

 Our Center is located in Clearwater, Florida, conveniently situated to Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, and Indian Rocks Beach. If you are experiencing an illness, visit our office or call.

 Open 7 days a week ● No Appointment Needed ● Online Registration

 Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday - Sunday 9 am to 6 pm

 *Urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. Always head to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you experience very serious or life-threatening problems. Read What is Urgent Care for more information.

 

Find Us

Bayside Urgent Care Center

1001 S Fort Harrison Avenue, Suite 101

Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone. 727-441-5044

Fax. 727-441-5008

Hours 

Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 6pm