Is high blood pressure a chronic disease?

Yes, high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is considered a chronic disease. High blood pressure is a condition in which the force of blood against the walls of the arteries is consistently too high. This puts extra strain on the heart and blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.
The cause of hypertension is often multifactorial, with several factors such as genetics, age, lifestyle and diet, and other underlying diseases all playing a role. High blood pressure is often called "the silent killer" because it often has no symptoms, so many people may not know that they have it.
Hypertension is typically diagnosed through repeated measurements of blood pressure and it is usually managed with lifestyle changes such as healthy diet, regular exercise, weight loss and stress management, and medication.
Hypertension is considered a chronic condition because it usually requires long-term management, even after blood pressure has been brought under control. Blood pressure should be regularly monitored and treatment adjusted as needed to keep it within a healthy range and prevent complications.

Begin Your Journey to Wellness with Patients Medical

Our job at Patients Medical is to connect the dots between a patient's medical history, symptoms, and their underlying causes. Patients Medical is a superb place for people to secure integrative and holistic health care from providers who give personalized care, partner with the patient to focus on the root cause of their illness, support their recovery, and help them maintain good health.

For those that can make the journey, we are happy to welcome new patients to our medical center in New York City. Fill out the form at the top of this page, or call us at 1-212-794-8800. We are here to listen and to help.

We are located at: Patients Medical PC, 1148 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1B New York, NY 10128.


Make an Appointment