Partners In Wellness
Joseph W. Price, M.D.
Comprehensive Family Medicine & Integrative Holistic Medicine located in East Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA
More than 100 million adults in the United States have hypertension, but only a quarter of them have their condition under control. Without proper management, hypertension increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. At Partners In Wellness in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joseph Price, MD, takes a holistic and personalized approach to health and well-being. He provides you with the tools and guidance you need to manage your hypertension and improve your overall health. It includes lifestyle and therapeutic practices with medication to reach a healthier blood pressure. Call the office, or request an appointment online today. Telemedicine appointments are available.
What is hypertension?
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, describes when the pressure against the walls of your blood vessels is too high for too long. Over time, the excess pressure causes the blood vessels to narrow and stiffen so your heart has to pump harder to push blood throughout your body.
Hypertension is a chronic condition that develops without causing symptoms. Any time you come in for care at Partners In Wellness, the practitioner checks your blood pressure. Dr. Price diagnoses hypertension when you have higher-than-normal blood pressure readings at three separate visits.
If he has concerns that your blood pressure is falsely elevated at the office because of nervousness or anxiety, known as “white coat syndrome,” Dr. Price may suggest you invest in an at-home blood pressure monitoring tool. Then, you can check your blood pressure at various times throughout the day to get a better sense of what’s going on.
What are hypertension health complications?
Hypertension is a risk factor for many serious health complications, including heart disease, kidney disease, and dementia. It also puts you at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
Because hypertension develops without causing symptoms, it’s possible to have health-related complications before you even realize your blood pressure is consistently too high.
What can I expect during a hypertension consultation?
You can expect a patient-centered exam when you visit Partners In Wellness for a hypertension consultation. Dr. Price takes a personalized and holistic approach to care, focusing on your whole health, not your disease or symptoms.
Dr. Price asks detailed questions about your daily routine, including diet and exercise habits, daily stressors, and sleep habits. He also asks about your health concerns and goals, and reviews your medical history.
Dr. Price performs a physical exam and may run lab work to assess organ health and function.
What are my hypertension treatment options?
Dr. Price believes true healing occurs when there’s a joint commitment between patient and practitioner. When it comes to hypertension treatment, Dr. Price partners with you, creating strategies and plans that not only improve your blood pressure, but your overall health.
Hypertension treatment options may include:
- Nutrition therapy
- Stress management: Acupuncture, massage therapy, Reiki therapy,
- Exercise program and breathing practices
- Weight loss
- High blood pressure medication
Dr. Price combines traditional and non-traditional therapies to ensure you get the most well-rounded care possible to manage your health and hypertension.
For a holistic approach to hypertension, call Partners In Wellness, or request an appointment online today.