Diabetes & Hypertension

Diabetes & Hypertension

Diabetes

Left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can lead to dangerous health problems that affect the nerves (Neuropathy), eyesight, heart, and limbs.

Whether you suspect high blood sugar, or you are on maintenance medication and experience a spike in blood sugar, our office is equipped with the necessary medications to immediately treat all but the most severe conditions brought about by diabetes. Severe situations are immediately referred to an emergency room for monitoring and treatment.

If a medication adjustment is required, we can help. Our in-house equipment can check your Hemoglobin A1C level and if necessary additional labs can be ordered. We draw lab samples in house to make your visit convenient, helping you avoid visiting a lab for specimen collections.

Diabetes is frequently worsened by poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and smoking. In addition to treatment, our providers counsel patients on improving aspects of their lives that would reduce the effects of diabetes.

Hypertension

High blood pressure is a common condition. It is not uncommon for patients to be unaware that they have high blood pressure. Frequently it is discovered in the clinic during a routine check of vitals. Left untreated, high blood pressure can cause serious damage to your heart and blood vessels and eventually lead to a heart attack or stroke.

In the office, we have various diagnostic tools that can aid in identifying problems related to the heart. Foremost is the EKG. Medications are often prescribed to control blood pressure, but finding the right medication and dosage is essential in treating high blood pressure.

Our clinic provides quick access to specialists who treat conditions of the heart. For some patients, a Cardiologist referral may be recommended for further studies and a thorough examination.

As in diabetes, patients with high blood pressure are counseled on what foods to eat, to stop smoking, and to plan an exercise regimen that is suited to their level of health.

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