New Hypertension Guidelines: Are You At Goal?
New, more aggressive guidelines have recently
been published, suggesting more aggressive management with medications may reduce cardiovascular risk. See Link below to US
Guidelines for Blood Pressure Reduction Hypertension Guidelines
Cholesterol comes from both dietary sources AND is manufactured
by our own bodies. While diet and lifestyle are important determinants of cholesterol levels, often times additional measures
are needed to lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease and stroke. Traditional Cholesterol Testing, LDL, HDL etc.
often underestimate cardiovascular risk in many patients. Use of "advanced cholesterol testing" helps to further evaluate
risk in many patients who need further testing. To learn more about advanced cholesterol testing, go to the Liposcience Web
site link below. Liposcience Web Site
TYPE 2 DIABETES
Type 2 Diabetes or Adult Onset Diabetes is often underdiagnosed, and undertreated.
Many patients at risk for Diabetes are not screened. Early, or "pre-diabetes" if identified can often be treated, and delay
or reverse progression to Diabetes. Patients who are overweight, who have blood pressure, or cholesterol problems, women with
poly cystic ovarian syndrome, anyone with a family history of diabetes and all patients over 40 years of age should be screened
for diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes
New Drug Available for Smoking Cessation
a new drug, acts to both stimulate and block nicotine receptors in the brain. This makes the withdrawal process from nicotine
addiction easier to beat. Make an appointment with NP Vanessa Milne for "Smoking Cessation". These visits are covered by most
insurance companies, and if indicated we can start you on Chantix or other medical therapies to help you kick the habit.
For Additional Information on smoking cessation go to