Hypertension Specialist

Salem Wellness Clinic

Naturopathic Doctors & Primary Care Practices located in Salem, OR

Untreated hypertension can trigger catastrophic heart attacks and strokes. At Salem Wellness Clinic in Salem, Oregon, Dr. Laika Rodriguez and Rebecca Kelly, FNP help their patients avoid these complications through preventative care and education. They rely on lifestyle changes, dietary supplements, and other noninvasive treatments to lower your blood pressure naturally and find long-term solutions for a variety of medical issues. If you need help managing your blood pressure, call Salem Wellness Clinic today or book an appointment online.

Hypertension Q & A

Salem Wellness Clinic

What is hypertension?

As your heart pumps oxygenated blood throughout your body, it travels through different arteries and veins. Sometimes, the force of blood against your artery walls is too high. This condition is known as hypertension or high blood pressure.

Regular blood pressure screenings are vital for treating hypertension in its early stages. Normal blood pressure is about 120/80, though some fluctuations are normal. However, if your blood pressure remains above average, you may be at risk for serious health complications.

What are some health risks associated with hypertension?

Hypertension can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature death. Uncontrolled high blood pressure may also put you at risk for additional health problems, including:

  • Dementia
  • Vision loss
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Kidney problems
  • Aneurysm

High blood pressure may be caused by genetics, medications, unhealthy lifestyle choices, or stress. Proper treatment can help correct these issues and lower your risk of life-threatening complications.

Some people find it difficult to control their blood pressure with conventional methods. Naturopathic Physician care along with Family Nurse Practitioner care may be able to fill this gap and help reduce your hypertension.

How is hypertension treated?

If you have hypertension, Dr. Laika Rodriguez and Rebecca Kelly, FNP may suggest a variety of lifestyle changes to help lower your blood pressure naturally. These lifestyle changes might include:

  • Losing weight
  • Getting more exercise
  • Cutting back on alcohol
  • Quitting tobacco
  • Consuming less salt
  • Managing your stress

If lifestyle changes aren't enough to get your hypertension under control, prescription medications can also help lower your blood pressure.

How can Salem Wellness Clinic Providers help with hypertension?

Many conventional doctors focus only on treating the symptoms of an illness, but naturopathic doctors work to find the root cause of a patient's medical issue and Nurse Practitioners work to educate you on the causes and complications of your illness.  At Salem Wellness Clinic, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Rodriguez or Rebecca Kelly, FNP to determine which factors might be contributing to your high blood pressure.

Dr. Rodriguez and Rebecca Kelly, FNP will then create a comprehensive treatment plan which may include nutritional counseling, dietary supplements, mental health recommendations, medications, and more. Your treatment plan will be designed to meet your personal health needs and goals.

If you need help managing your high blood pressure, naturopathic medicine can provide the results you're looking for. Call Salem Wellness Clinic today or book an appointment online!