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Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a major health concern that can lead to serious cardiovascular complications if left untreated. At NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows, we offer comprehensive treatment plans and management strategies to help you control your blood pressure and reduce your risk of associated health issues.

Understanding Hypertension

Hypertension occurs when the force of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high. This condition often develops over many years and it might not present noticeable symptoms initially. However, unmanaged high blood pressure increases the risk of more serious health problems, such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease.

Common Causes of Hypertension:

  • Genetics and family history
  • Poor diet, particularly one high in salt
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Obesity
  • Tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Stress
  • Certain chronic conditions, such as kidney disease and diabetes

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

In most cases, hypertension is a silent condition, which means it usually doesn’t exhibit overt symptoms until significant damage has occurred. Regular blood pressure checks are essential for early detection. However, extremely high blood pressure can cause:

  • Severe headaches
  • Fatigue or confusion
  • Vision problems
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Blood in the urine
  • Pounding in your chest, neck, or ears

If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

Treatment Options for Hypertension

Lifestyle Modifications:

The first line of defense in managing high blood pressure involves changes in lifestyle, such as:

  • Eating a heart-healthy diet with less salt
  • Exercising regularly
  • Losing weight if overweight
  • Limiting alcohol intake
  • Stopping smoking
  • Reducing stress


If lifestyle changes are not sufficient to lower your blood pressure, medications may be necessary. Common types of medications used to treat high blood pressure include:

  • Diuretics (water pills)
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Beta-blockers

The choice of medication depends on the individual’s overall health, the severity of hypertension, and how well the blood pressure is being controlled.

Monitoring and Ongoing Care

Effective management of hypertension requires regular monitoring and adjustments to the treatment plan as necessary. At NewMed Immediate Care, we provide ongoing care to ensure your blood pressure levels are maintained within a healthy range. This includes regular check-ups, blood pressure monitoring, and adjusting treatments to optimize your health outcomes.

FAQs About High Blood Pressure Treatment

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For those living with hypertension or if you are at risk, visit NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows for expert care. We are committed to providing you with the tools and treatments necessary to manage your blood pressure effectively.

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Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Rolling Meadows, Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, and Hoffman Estates are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Rolling Meadows

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008


5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804


2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608


134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169