Obesity and High Blood Pressure

It is well known that obesity is a major contributing factor to the occurrence of high blood pressure, which means that your heart will need to pump harder to propel your blood through your vascular system because the pressure in the system is higher. This is partly why hypertension is strongly related to heart disease and stroke.

Obese patients who suffer from high blood pressure often have to be treated with medication and more often than not, with several medications to manage and control their blood pressure. It is universally recognized that weight loss helps lower blood pressure. Consequently, for patients who suffer from severe and morbid obesity, significant weight loss could mean not only better control of the blood pressure, but also a decrease in medications, or even a complete cessation of the medications. For this very reason, you will greatly reduce the risks of developing complications, such as heart disease and stroke.

In our program treating jointly obesity and high blood pressure, our first task is to determine the best method for you to lose weight while maximizing the control of your blood pressure. In addition, our nurse will monitor remotely the evolution of your blood pressure from on a day to day basis, in real time, via our remote monitoring technology. This will allow us to evaluate the appropriate time to gradually decrease your medications. We will advise you as to when you should discuss it with your doctor. Our dietitian will develop a personalized program for you based on your health condition and based on the exercise program that our kinesiologist will have designed for you. Your physical activity level and your caloric expenditure will be monitored on a daily basis to allow us to adjust both your diet and your medications throughout the program to ensure optimal control of your blood pressure.

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