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High Blood Pressure & High Cholesterol

Pompeyo C Chavez, MD

Family Practice Personalized Care MDVIP at Premier Family Physicians located in Bastrop, TX

High blood pressure and high cholesterol are leading risk factors for heart disease, the primary cause of death for people in the United States. Pompeyo Chavez, MD, in Bastrop, Texas, offers concierge-style personalized prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for high cholesterol and high blood pressure. To lower your risks for heart disease and improve your health, phone the office or schedule an appointment online today.

High Blood Pressure & High Cholesterol Q & A

What are high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

High blood pressure and high cholesterol are preventable conditions that can place you at higher-than-normal risk for heart disease and other serious health complications. Patients who have one of these conditions often have the other, increasing their chances even more.

High blood pressure refers to elevated pressure inside the blood vessels of the cardiovascular system. Long-term, high blood pressure can damage blood vessels, affect blood flow, and weaken the heart. 

High cholesterol refers to a high concentration of a fatty substance in the blood, which can contribute to narrowing and blockages, which hinders blood flow. While normal amounts of cholesterol are healthy and essential for the body, higher amounts of blood cholesterol can profoundly impact your risk factors.

What are possible complications of high blood pressure and high cholesterol? 

When high blood pressure and high cholesterol go untreated, you’re at higher risk for conditions such as: 

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Nonhealing wounds
  • Blood clots
  • Aneurysm 
  • Varicose veins 

Dr. Chavez works closely with you to determine your risk factors for both of these conditions. If you’re at high risk, he develops a personalized preventive care plan, including regular screening. If you already have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, he creates a customized treatment plan to help reverse or control your condition and lower your chances of complications. 

What are the treatments for high blood pressure and high cholesterol?

It's essential to your health that you work closely with Dr. Chavez to protect against these conditions and possible complications that could arise as a result. He develops a plan of care that fits your lifestyle and other factors unique to you. 

Your personalized treatment plan may include: 

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Smoking cessation 
  • Weight-loss support 
  • Dietary changes and support
  • Medications
  • Exercise program 
  • Regular screenings
  • Annual physical exams 

As your MDVIP-affiliated physician, Dr. Chavez dedicates himself to lowering your risk factors and protecting your health in the long term. Preventing or reversing high blood pressure and high cholesterol are essential to keeping you healthy for a lifetime. 

For personalized prevention and treatment of your high blood pressure and high cholesterol, call the practice or schedule an appointment online with Pompeyo C Chavez, MD.