Hypertension (high blood pressure) means your blood flows too forcefully against the walls of your blood vessels. Our physicians work with you to manage high blood pressure to prevent narrowing of your arteries. Being overweight or obese also increases your risk of hypertension.
You may be at risk for hypertension if you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, suffer from obstructive sleep apnea or have a family history of the condition. Diabetes can make high blood pressure difficult to control. Our physicians assist you in managing your hypertension along with diabetes.
You may have high blood pressure for years and not know it, putting you at risk for serious heart and other health problems, including stroke and kidney disease. In fact, hypertension is the No. 1 risk factor for stroke.
Many people experience health problems related to their thyroid. However, you may not know what your thyroid does, or what role it plays in your health. Thyroids can have many problems, but specifically, they often produce either too much or too little of essential hormones. This leads to hyperthyroidism (too many hormones) or hypothyroidism (not enough hormones). Hyperthyroidism significantly speeds up your body’s metabolism. Someone affected by hyperthyroidism may experience rapid weight loss, sweating, and a general feeling of anxiousness. Hypothyroidism is the opposite. Someone with hypothyroidism may feel sluggish, tired, and find that they are rapidly gaining weight. We deliver individualized treatment for thyroid problems based on its underlying causes and your specific needs and preferences.
It is important to get regular blood pressure checks, especially as you get older. Even without symptoms, hypertension damages your heart and blood vessels. It can be confusing with all the information available how best to manage your hypertension, diabetes, thyroid — we have the expertise and tools to help you manage hypertension, providing you a personalized plan for treatment.