Blood Pressure Management & Treatment In Washington, DC
Washington, DC Internists
High blood pressure can be a huge risk to your health. This is because high blood pressure is linked to strokes, kidney disease, heart attacks and heart failure. There are numerous ways that you can prevent high blood pressure, including eating a healthier diet, getting regular exercise and quitting smoking.
For people under the age of 60, blood pressure above 140/90 is considered high blood pressure, while for those who are over the age of 60, blood pressure above 150/90 is considered high blood pressure.
For blood pressure management in Washington, DC and blood pressure treatment, contact Dr. Enelow today.
We Treat High & Low Blood Pressure for Washington, DC Patients
If you are diagnosed with having high blood pressure, then there are a number of treatment options that you can undergo in order to lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of experiencing a stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney disease. The following are such high blood pressure treatments:
Lose weight – If you are obese or overweight, then there is an increased risk of having high blood pressure. By losing weight, which you can do through exercise and diet, you can reduce your blood pressure.
Stop smoking – Smoking has been directly linked to high blood pressure. By quitting smoking, you can reduce your blood pressure – and improve your health in a number of other ways as well.
Reduce your sodium intake – Healthy adults should limit their sodium intake to less than 2,3000 milligrams a day, which translates to around one teaspoon of salt. If you have high blood pressure, reduce that number to 1,500 milligrams a day.
Reduce your alcohol intake – Men should reduce their alcohol intake to a maximum of two drinks a day, whereas women should limit their alcohol intake to a maximum of one drink a day.
Exercise daily – Even going for a quick 30-minute walk every day of the week can help to improve your blood pressure.
Use a prescription drug – There are a number of prescription drugs available for people with high blood pressure; however, these should only be taken under the advice of your doctor. Some of the types of drugs used to treat high blood pressure include diuretics, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, alpha-blockers and renin inhibitors, just to name a few. If your blood pressure is over 20/10 points higher than normal, then your doctor may prescribe two different drugs or some kind of combination drug.
Whatever your high blood pressure treatment consists of – and the treatment should be suggested by a doctor – you should make sure to follow-up on your treatment by visiting a doctor once a month until you reach your blood pressure goal. Even after you have reached a healthy blood pressure, it’s a good idea to continue seeing your doctor every six months. If you suffer from other diseases, such as heart failure, then you should your doctor even more often.
What to Expect from Dr. Enelow
- Contacting Dr. Enelow – Call Dr. Enelow at 202-728-9630 or email Dr. Enelow to schedule an appointment.
- Appointment – As one of the top Washington, DC internists, Dr. Enelow will meet with you to discuss and diagnose your medical needs. You’ll never feel rushed or unimportant, and Dr. Enelow takes great pride in providing every single patient the highest-quality of care possible.
- Payment – Dr. Enelow does not charge an annual retainer fee and does not accept insurance. The first comprehensive visit is approximately $800 – $1,100, depending on your visit and medical needs. Most 30-minute visits are $250 – $400.
- Filing Insurance Claims – Our office files all of your claims to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Schedule an Introductory Conversation with Dr. Robert Enelow
If you need to be tested for high blood pressure or are in need of high blood pressure treatment, then be sure to schedule an introductory conversation with Dr. Robert S. Enelow today by calling us at 202-728-9630 today.
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