Do you struggle with high blood pressure? Have you been told your cholesterol is too high? These conditions are often linked to a hereditary disorder called hyperlipidemia and can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and other serious medical problems. For professional care and treatment of high cholesterol, visit our primary care physicians at Riverview Health in Noblesville, IN and nearby areas.
High blood pressure is a condition in which your blood pressure is elevated. Also called hypertension, high blood pressure can greatly increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney problems and even death. At Riverview Health, our primary care physicians can check your blood pressure and diagnose any related conditions you may have. Our team will create an individualized treatment program to fit your unique health needs, and work to help you maintain a normal blood pressure.
Hyperlipidemia, or high cholesterol, is a condition that may occur when there are too many fats (lipids) in your blood. Your risk of hyperlipidemia is greater if you’re struggling to maintain a healthy cholesterol level, or if you have a family history of high cholesterol. Left untreated, high cholesterol can result in blocked arteries, and eventually, heart disease and stroke. Persons with hyperlipidemia may experience symptoms like chest pain, cramping (in one or both calves when walking) or stroke-like symptoms (such as trouble speaking, face drooping and loss of balance).
If you have high cholesterol, your risk of developing other serious conditions increases dramatically. These include the following:
Hypertension and high cholesterol are usually silent. It’s important to screen for these conditions before complications occur. If you’re struggling with high cholesterol or high blood pressure, our internal medicine and family medicine physicians at Riverview Health can help lower your cholesterol and minimize your risks. We can perform a variety of diagnostic tests, including CT scans and EKGs, or refer you to a cardiologist for further treatment.
Keep your cholesterol and blood pressure in check. Find a primary care physician at Riverview Health and request an appointment today by calling 317.565.0515 or by completing an appointment request form.