Subscribe to RSS Feed

74 Million Americans Have High Blood Pressure

Watch On YouTube

RoboticOncology videos are also available on YouTube. As a registered member of YouTube you have the ability to:

  • Leave a Comment on this video
  • Rate this video
  • Subscribe to be notified of future videos
  • Share this video with friends and family

Registration is simple - just go to and click on the "Create Account" link at the top of the page.

Fox News, 3:54

High blood pressure is a serious disease that often goes untreated.  It has been called "the silent killer" due to the fact that many people who have it are not aware; and when left untreated it can cause stroke, kidney disease, loss of vision, or death.

First, to define high blood pressure, it means that you have had three separate blood pressure tests with readings higher than 140/90.  One test alone is not enough to confirm whether you have high blood pressure or not.  Old age, diabetes, being overweight, smoking, and drinking can all contribute to being at risk for high blood pressure.  Certain people also have a genetic predisposition to the disease.

In order to lower your blood pressure you need to eat healthy and stay active.  Some actions you can take to help are eating high potassium foods such as bananas, tomatoes, and potatoes, while sticking to a low sodium diet.  You should not have more than 2300mg of sodium per day.  Fish oil found in salmon and sardines can also help, as can eating dark chocolates.  Getting into a habit of regular exercise can help to increase weight loss which in turn can reduce your blood pressure.

If necessary, several medications are available to help reduce blood pressure.  Talk to your doctor about your options.

Views: 763

Back to Videos

Bookmark Using:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Yahoo

Share on Facebook

Call to Make an Appointment With Dr. David Samadi:


Click the contact link to learn how Dr. Samadi can help treat your prostate cancer and give you back your quality of life.

* The benefits of robotic surgery cannot be guaranteed as surgery is both patient and procedure specific. Previous surgical results do not guarantee future outcomes.
Jeannette B., Netherlands

Mijn man werd op 17-09-2008 geopereerd met een Da Vinci door dr.Samadi. (PSA 31.8, gleason score 9) Eerst hebben we geprobeerd dit plaats te laten vinden in Europa,maar daar werd geen operatie gedaan met een kapseldoorbraak.

Mario J., USA

Several weeks ago I found myself not waking from a nightmare but waking into one. This was after being diagnosed with cancer. My life was spiraling out of control and reaching the epitome of despair. In a true sense of the word, I was experiencing an existential crisis. At moments I even questioned whether my life was worth going forward.

V. S., Spain

My story is surely the same as hundreds of patients that have gone before me, and hundreds more than will come after me. I feel, however, an uncontrollable desire to tell this story, hoping it helps someone who is in the same situation that I was and that they find it inspirational enough to make a decision that will help them feel reborn...


הרופא שבישר לי את תוצאות הביופסיה היה ברור. אובחנתי בסרטן הערמונית...