Better Health: Preventing and Managing High Blood Pressure

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In this episode we discuss high blood pressure. Did you know that 50% of men in the United States have high blood pressure? That’s, right, HALF of all men in the United States. So why is that important? Well, high blood pressure can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke while also possibly leading to kidney failure, vision loss, and dementia. If that wasn’t concerning in and of itself, most people with high blood pressure don’t even know they have it. So how can we tell if we have high blood pressure, what can we do to prevent it? And if we do have it, what can we do to treat it and prevent its potentially very serious consequences. Fortunately, to help us answer these questions, we are joined by a true expert.

This Episode's Guest:
John Erwin, MD

Dr. John Erwin is a general cardiologist and the clinical chair of the Department of Medicine at NorthShore University Health System, an affiliated program of the University of Chicago College of Medicine. He formerly served as senior staff cardiologist and professor and chair in the Department of Internal Medicine at Baylor Scott and White Health/Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Erwin completed his residency and cardiovascular fellowship at the Mayo Clinic and a level II fellowship in cardiac CT angiography at the Princeton Longevity Center. In addition to clinical practice, he serves on the NorthShore University HealthSystem Board of Directors.