Preventive Care

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Blood Pressure Management

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is sometimes known as “the silent killer.” There are no symptoms, and many people aren’t even aware that they have it. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, or kidney failure.

Our physicians are experts in managing high blood pressure, and can find a medication regimen, in combination with a diet and exercise program, that is right for you.

Cholesterol Management

High cholesterol can lead to premature heart disease and stroke. There are both good and bad types of cholesterol, so it is important to have your cholesterol checked, and to know if you need to lower the level of your bad (“LDL”) cholesterol or the level of triglycerides (another measure of fat particles in the blood).

In some patients, diet and exercise modification can be sufficient to lower cholesterol to the recommended levels, but in many others, medications are needed. Our physicians will make the recommendations that are best for you.

Diet and Exercise Recommendations

Better food habits can help you live a healthier life. The physicians at Coastal Cardiology can give you the latest advice on the best ways to pattern your diet and lifestyle for long-term benefits for your heart and your health.

Exercise is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise promotes weight loss, lowers blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol. It also makes you feel great! Find out what simple steps you can make to increase the amount of physical activity in your life.