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Heart Health 2018-09-25T17:20:57+00:00

Hypertension Symptoms and Risks

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a chronic medical condition, which affects many American adults. Many times the cause for hypertension is unknown, but there are several risk factors for developing high blood pressure that a person must be aware of.

A family history, advanced age, lack of exercise, a poor diet and excess weight all play a factor in high blood pressure development. Women over the age of 65 have a much higher percentage of developing hypertension than men.

Hypertension symptoms may range from dull headaches and dizzy spells to more nosebleeds than usual. It is typically not until a person’s blood pressure has reached a severe level that symptoms can appear.

Because you can have high blood pressure without symptoms, it is important that you know your blood pressure numbers. The Health Awareness Center offers free blood pressure screenings every Monday. 

Women’s Heart Health

Heart disease is the number-one killer of women in America. That’s why we offer cardiac care designed especially for women—from prevention to treatment. The Gloria Saker Women’s Heart Center identifies women at risk for cardiovascular disease and helps them modify preventable risk factors. Cardiologists and cardiac nurses provide in-depth evaluations and tailored treatment or prevention plans. Have questions? Call 732.637.6366.

Preventing and Managing Heart Disease

There are many things you can do to prevent or delay heart disease, including quitting smoking, staying at a healthy weight, exercising, managing stress, and keeping diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol under control. Working with our wellness experts and participating in our LIVE LIFE WELL programs can help reduce your risks.

We also offer cardiac rehab, a fitness-focused program for those who’ve completed cardiac rehab, and a women’s heart health program.

Are You Struggling with High Blood Pressure?

Get started on the path to a healthy heart with personalized health coaching.

Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with high blood pressure, or you’ve been struggling to control it, CentraState’s free six-week hypertension management program can help.

Participants will learn self-management and home monitoring skills to empower and boost overall health, plus how to work with your healthcare providers to take an active role in your heart health once the program concludes.

It’s easy to get started! First schedule a face-to-face meeting with a registered nurse health coach at the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center to discuss and evaluate your health history and medications.

Together, you will develop a plan that focuses on attainable short- and long-term goals and overcoming common barriers to meet these goals. In partnership, participants and health coaches determine the best way to communicate during the course of this program, with options including telephone calls, email or continued face-to-face sessions. By creating a flexible schedule of when and where to meet, you can ensure a dedicated support system and high probability of meeting individualized goals.

Participants will learn how personal choices for diet, exercise and work/life balance may affect heart health. During individual sessions, a health coach will educate on:

  • Risk and treatment options
  • Prevention of complications
  • Monitoring your blood pressure and medication

They will provide support and encouragement by offerings ways to:

  • Reduce and manage stress
  • Increase relaxation
  • Promote nutrition and healthy eating
  • Make overall beneficial lifestyle changes

Progress is evaluated at the conclusion of the program and the health coach will make recommendations on how to continue self-management and home monitoring, and work with your doctor.

To learn more or to register, please call 732.308.0570 or email healthcoach@centrastate.com.