High Blood Pressure Specialist

Mary Luther, DC -  - Weight Loss Provider

Metabolic Weight Loss Centers

Mary Luther, DC

Weight Loss Provider located in Wheaton, IL & Lombard, IL

As many as 103 million American adults live with high blood pressure, a statistic that represents nearly half of the population. Mary Luther, DC, of Metabolic Weight Loss Centers, recognizes the health crisis of hypertension, and offers men and women in Wheaton and Lombard, Illinois, a rational, results-driven solution in the form of medically supervised weight loss. To explore this program in more detail, call or book a visit online today.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a serious health issue that can lead to numerous types of disease, and even early death. Hypertension is often called the “silent killer” because there are usually no symptoms until a health crisis arises. 

Each time your heart muscle beats, it pumps blood into your arteries, veins, and capillaries. That pumping places a degree of force against the walls of your blood vessels. High blood pressure occurs when your blood vessel walls are subjected to excessive force, which can damage and weaken your vessels. 

Your systolic blood pressure is the force that occurs during each heartbeat. Your diastolic blood pressure is the force present in the brief pause between heartbeats. 

What are the health risks of high blood pressure?

Hypertension increases your risk of many serious health problems, including:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Enlarged heart
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Kidney failure
  • Eye health problems
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Bone loss

These are only some of the health problems associated with high blood pressure. Hypertension takes a toll on many of your organs and systems. 

How is high blood pressure treated?

Unfortunately, the conventional treatment path for high blood pressure is to prescribe medications to bring your numbers back down to a normal range. While medications are effective, and an appropriate treatment path in certain cases, this approach is used far too often. 

Weight loss is a better tool to reduce blood pressure and help your circulatory system thrive. At Metabolic Weight Loss Centers, your team creates a personalized weight-loss plan, complete with ongoing support and communication. 

What if I’m already taking blood pressure medications?

As you move forward in your weight-loss program, your results are closely monitored. Once your blood pressure is back in a healthy range, you can return to your prescribing physician and ask how to ease off your current medications. 

Metabolic Weight Loss Centers offers a lifetime analysis, a service that educates you on the effects your prescription and over-the-counter medications might have on your overall health and wellness. This helps identify side effects and reveals how your current drug therapy impedes your weight-loss progress. 

If you’d like to learn more about how medically monitored weight loss can help you control your blood pressure and live your best possible life, call or schedule an appointment online today to visit Metabolic Weight Loss Centers.