Comprehensive Treatment to Manage High Blood Pressure
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the many factors that contribute to coronary disease. High blood pressure makes your heart work harder to pump blood and is the leading cause of heart attacks, heart failure and stroke. If left untreated, hypertension can also lead to eye problems or kidney failure.
The multidisciplinary team in Loyola Medicine’s hypertension treatment program, including specialists from the Stritch School of Medicine’s division of renal disease and hypertension, will work with you to evaluate your specific condition and develop a treatment plan to reduce your hypertension and protect your organs from damage.
Measures to control high blood pressure range from simple lifestyle changes to medication. Our team can help you find ways to control your hypertension:
- Breathing exercises
- Guided imagery
- Keep a positive attitude
- Keep calm
- Limit alcohol
- Lose weight
- Reduce sodium intake
- Reduce stress
Our team can also assist with implementing the right drug therapy to help with resistant hypertension:
- Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor
- Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)
- Beta blockers
If you are concerned about the possibility of hypertension or if you would like information on how to reduce your risk factors, contact your primary care physician or cardiologist to discuss your concerns.
Why Choose Loyola for Hypertension Management?
Loyola’s hypertension treatment program is an accredited, comprehensive hypertension center by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). This accreditation means that Loyola University Medical Center’s comprehensive hypertension program has demonstrated the highest level of expertise in treating patients with complex hypertension and related medical conditions, such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease.