Heart disease and hypertension affect millions of Americans, and is the most common cause of death in the United States. Many people do not experience any symptoms of cardiovascular disease until they have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack.
Prevention and managing risk factors are major elements of primary care. Conditions like hypertension and high cholesterol can increase an individual’s risk for cardiovascular disease. Though genetics play a role in both of these conditions, diet and lifestyle are also significant contributors. Other conditions like sleep apnea can cause or worsen hypertension.
Our doctors can walk you through both conventional and alternative management of these conditions. Pharmaceuticals, nutrients, and/or herbs can help you reach therapeutic goals, depending on your case and your values, and our doctors can help determine which is most appropriate for you.