Hypertension


What is Hypertension?

Your blood pressure is a measurement of the force of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels. When you have hypertension, your blood pressure levels are too high, which can increase your risk for stroke, heart attack, and heart disease.

You can have hypertension (high blood pressure) for years without even knowing it. To lower your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other complications that hypertension can cause, HealthWell Family Health offers routine blood pressure checks. Nina Aronov, FNP-BC, and the team also offer comprehensive hypertension management services to keep your blood pressure levels well controlled in the long term. Call the office in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens, New York, to schedule a hypertension consultation or book an appointment online today.
Other risk factors for secondary hypertension can include: Obesity, pregnancy, congenital heart defects, obstructive sleep apnea, and use of certain medications or illegal drugs. You might also experience hypertension due to excess stress, a high-salt diet, and a lack of exercise.

A woman is holding a blood pressure meter.
A diagram of two different types of heart pumping.

When should I seek treatment for hypertension?

Routine blood pressure checks are the only way to know you have hypertension. HealthWell Family Health performs blood pressure screenings during routine physicals. You may also need to check your blood pressure more frequently if you have risk factors for the condition. Hypertension doesn’t usually cause symptoms until your blood pressure levels are dangerously high. The medical team recommends that you schedule a blood pressure evaluation immediately if you experience hypertension symptoms like: Dizziness, Headaches, nosebleeds, and shortness of breath. If your blood pressure is high, the team can customize a treatment plan to get your levels under control and lower your risk for potentially life-threatening complications.

How is hypertension treated?

Your treatment plan for hypertension may initially involve changes in your diet and lifestyle. The HealthWell Family Health team can recommend meal plans that feature low-fat, low-salt foods. You should also get at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily to regulate your blood pressure levels and maintain a healthy weight. Establish healthy bedtime habits to ensure you get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. You may need medications if lifestyle and diet changes aren’t enough to control your blood pressure. The team can prescribe medications that relax your blood vessels and improve circulation. The team continues to monitor your progress with treatment in the long term. You can expect to schedule frequent blood pressure checks in the office and may need to monitor your levels at home. Call HealthWell Family Health to schedule a hypertension evaluation or book an appointment online today.
A person is holding a sphygmomanometer and another person has a blood pressure meter.
hallah almaroosh
hallah almaroosh
2024-03-31
Dr. Nina is amazinggg!! She took her time with me and didn't rush, which I truly appreciated. She was incredibly sweet, as were the medical assistants. The office is pretty and clean. If you want a PCP that genuinely cares, listens to you, is sweet, and doesn’t rush you then I highly recommend!
Adi Pimentel
Adi Pimentel
2024-03-27
I walked into Dr. Nina's office on a mission to find a PCP that listens to me, that is kind and doesn't rush through our appointment and that mission is complete! The space is clean and really nice and the two employees were really helpful in figuring out some health insurance hurdles with me. Dr. Nina listens to you and your concerns, takes her time and is super personable. I am relieved to have found a great doctor.
daisy jerry
daisy jerry
2024-03-26
Very professional and clean. I was pleased with the entire visit.
Hanesha Persaud
Hanesha Persaud
2024-03-25
This was my first visit and a wonderful experience! The office is immaculate and I was seen within minutes of arriving! Dr. Nina and the nurse are lovely, warm, and attentive individuals which I greatly appreciate. I will most definitely return and gladly recommend to others as well!
Jasmine Diaz
Jasmine Diaz
2024-03-21
I had a great experience here. The office is clean and up to date. I had an annual exam and NP Aronov communicated and listened thoroughly and you can tell she cares about her patients. Her medical assistant was amazing as well. She greeted me and did my vitals as soon as I came in and drew my blood as soon as my exam was over. Time is managed very well here, which is hard to find. I highly recommend!
Melissa K
Melissa K
2024-03-21
I had a great visit to this office! The staff here are wonderful and attentive. The office is clean and is a nice environment to be in. Nina is a lovely doctor. I would definitely come here again
mela gale
mela gale
2024-03-15
Highly recommend this office if you’re looking for a pcp. You can tell that Nina Aronov really cares and is very thorough. The other nurses are amazing as well! Very glad I chose to switch to Healthwell Family Health
Jolene Cousar
Jolene Cousar
2024-03-06
Dr. Nina was so sweet!! Her office has EVERYTHING-aesthetics work (Morpheus 8, scar treatment, etc), medical (I went for EKG and bloodwork), Pap smears, IV vitamin transfusions and more! Will def be going back, as she’s now my new PC 🩷 very personable and caring doc! The front desk receptionist was very sweet as well!! Great office all around.
Priscilla Martinez
Priscilla Martinez
2024-03-01
First time at office and I had an amazing experience. Leanna and Dr. Nina are so sweet, caring and attentive. Definitely recommend.
Joseph Meyer
Joseph Meyer
2024-02-29
My experience with dr Nina has been great. She is my primary. And any time I have any kind of medical concerns or if I feel sick I call her and she takes care of whatever I need I highly recommend her