Statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that approximately one-third of all Americans over the age of 20 have hypertension (high blood pressure), resulting in almost 40 million doctor visits and just under 4 million trips to the hospital.
Another 31,000 die from this condition annually making its treatment critical not only to a higher quality of life but to life in general.
St. Petersburg, FL functional medicine practice, Dr. Kristin Eloshway-Kidgell, wants you to know that there are evidence-based ways to treat your hypertension. We've had great success helping our patients with this common problem.
While some forms of hypertension appear without warning, there are many lifestyle behaviors that elevate your risk of developing this particular condition. Functional medicine care from Dr. Kristin Eloshway-Kidgell can help you identify the factors present in your life, as well as create a treatment plan that reduces your risk of blood pressure-related issues in the future.
For instance, studies have found that engaging in various types of exercise (such as endurance, dynamic resistance, and isometric resistance) provides positive benefits when it comes to lowering both diastolic and systolic blood pressure. Other studies note that reducing sodium intake lowers blood pressure as well—even more so for people with diagnosed hypertension.
If you live in St. Petersburg, FL, Dr. Kristin Eloshway-Kidgell is here to help you treat your high blood pressure naturally. Give our office a call today at (727) 637-2957 for an appointment or more information.