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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)


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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

What is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) occurs when your blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. Many different things can cause high blood pressure. If your blood pressure gets too high or stays high for a long time, it can cause health problems.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of nearly 865,000 Americans every year. Many people are unaware that, to a large extent, the disease is both modifiable and preventable. Knowing your risk profile will enable you to take control of your health and provide you with the best defense against cardiovascular disease.

Self-Management Help:    

  • After Hours Care
  • Exercise Close to Home
  • HEALTHPLEX of RMC - St. Matthews 
  • HEALTHPLEX of RMC - Santee 
  • HEALTHPLEX of RMC - Holly Hill
  • HEALTHPLEX of RMC - Branchville
  • Orangeburg County YMCA
  • RMC Primary Care/Family Practice Physicians - This specialty involves the widest scope of healthcare, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions. Primary Care / Family Practice includes all ages of patients, patients seeking to maintain optimal health, as well as patients with all types of acute and chronic health issues.
  • RMC Primary Care - RMC operates a total of seven Primary Care Offices located in Orangeburg (2), Bamberg, Branchville, Holly Hill, North and St. Matthews.
  • RMC Services
    • Daily Food Diary
    • Blood Pressure Log
    • Fitness Diary
    • Patient-Requested Lab Tests
    • RMC Cardiologists - Cardiologists specialize in diseases of the heart, lungs and blood vessels and manage complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening abnormal heart beat rhythms. Cardiologists also perform complicated diagnostic procedures such as cardiac catheterization and consult with surgeons on heart surgery.
    • Community Calendar of monthly events, services, support groups activities and health screenings
    • Monthly Dinner/Lunch & Learn - On the third Thursday evening of each month, RMC offers a “Dinner & Learn” program, and on the third Friday RMC offers a “Lunch & Learn” program. Seating limited; pre-registration required. A free meal will be provided.
    • Health Topic of the Month - Each month, RMC features a health topic and previous health topic information is also included.

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