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Hypertension services offered in Anaheim, CA

Hypertension is a common chronic health condition, affecting one out of every three adults in the United States. At Makam Medical in Anaheim, California, Arjun Makam, DO, and his team take a holistic approach to hypertension. The interventional cardiologists understand that there are many factors that influence your blood pressure and it’s essential to consider all those factors to help you gain the best control. For help with hypertension from the experts in cardiology care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Hypertension Q & A

What is hypertension?

Hypertension, also called high blood pressure, occurs when the pressure of blood as it flows through your blood vessels is consistently higher than normal. 

Your blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day. However, when the pressure is always greater than normal, it damages the blood vessel walls, causing it to narrow and stiffen. 

These changes in your blood vessels require your heart to pump harder in order to move blood throughout your body, increasing your risk of developing heart diseases like congestive heart failure (CHF) or having a heart attack (cardiac event).

Dr. Makam and his team are experts in cardiovascular disease and take a holistic approach to managing hypertension. They understand that hypertension therapy goes beyond medical management and requires a more whole-person approach.  

What factors affect hypertension?

There are many factors that may affect your ability to control your high blood pressure. Some you can change, others you can’t. 

Factors that affect hypertension include:


  • Weight management
  • Diet choices
  • Exercise habits
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Genetics
  • Personal medical history
  • Types of medications you take
  • Age

At Makam Medical, the team considers it essential to understand the connection between family history, diet, and personal well-being when managing your hypertension.

What can I expect during a hypertension consultation?

You can expect a patient-centered evaluation when you visit Makam Medical for a hypertension consultation. Dr. Makam and his team ask detailed questions about your medical and family histories, usual diet, exercise habits, life stressors, and daily routine.

They also ask about the types of medications and supplements you take and complete a physical exam. The team may also run diagnostic tests to assess heart health and look for signs of heart disease. 

What treatments can help with hypertension?

The team at Makam Medical customizes your hypertension treatment plan based on the individual factors that affect your blood pressure numbers.

Treatment for high blood pressure might include:

  • Diet changes
  • A personalized exercise program
  • Weight management
  • Stress management
  • Better control over disease-related conditions (diabetes and high cholesterol)
  • Medication

Makam Medical combines their years of experience with the most advanced treatment options to help you improve your blood pressure readings. 

For a holistic approach to hypertension, call Makam Medical or schedule an appointment online today.