Rory Sears, NMD -  - Naturopathic Doctor

Phoenix Anti Aging Clinic

Rory Sears, NMD

Naturopathic Doctor located in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, AZ

High Blood Pressure Specialist

High blood pressure has been linked with many serious medical issues, including heart disease and stroke. As a top naturopathic doctor in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Rory Sears, N.M.D., offers patients a holistic approach to high blood pressure treatment aimed at supporting optimal health and wellness.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

by Rory Sears, NMD

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force needed to circulate blood throughout the body. Measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), blood pressure measurements yield two figures - the first number is the systolic pressure, the amount of force exerted when the heart is contracting; the second number is called the diastolic pressure, and reflects the amount of force or pressure in the vessels when the heart rests between beats. High blood pressure is generally considered to be a pressure exceeding 120/80 mm Hg.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure usually causes no symptoms until a serious event like a stroke or heart attack occurs. Having routine blood pressure screenings is critical to diagnosing high blood pressure before it causes damage as well as for maintaining optimal blood pressure levels.

Why is high blood pressure dangerous?

High blood pressure exerts abnormal levels of pressure or force on blood vessel walls, resulting in damage to the heart, kidneys, brain or other organs and tissues. Without proper and ongoing management, high blood pressure (or hypertension) can result in stroke, heart attack, heart disease, vision problems, kidney damage and even dementia.

What causes hypertension?

High blood pressure can be caused by many factors. Atherosclerosis (so-called hardening of the arteries) is a major cause, developing when the blood vessels become stiff and narrow, usually as a result of poor diet, obesity, genetics or leading a sedentary lifestyle.

How is high blood pressure treated?

Phoenix Anti-Aging Clinic offers a proprietary cardio-metabolic solutions program that takes multiple factors into account when assessing and treating high blood pressure. Treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation to understand risk factors contributing to high blood pressure. Each treatment plan focuses on lifestyle changes and naturopathic methods to reduce and manage blood pressure while also supporting optimal health and wellness. Nutritional supplementation and counseling are also used to address issues like high cholesterol, obesity, and other issues that can elevate blood pressure to unhealthy levels.


Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Rory was very kind and understanding of my existing medical conditions. I highly recommend him to all of my friends and family in Arizona!"

    Verified Customer
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    "Dr. Sears is an awesome Doctor! He literally saved my life by catching a life threatening disease.He is very knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner."

    David W.
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    "I have been going to see Dr. Sears for about 4 months now and I have to say I do feel a lot better! The office is nice and so is the staff."

    Rupal P.
Phoenix Anti Aging Clinic
11011 South 48th Street , Suite 108

Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: 480-750-1566
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