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Tuesday, March 6, 2018
SouthCoast Health nephrologist, Dr. Garrett White, joined Mid-Morning Live on WTOC-TV to discuss the newly launched hypertension clinic, the first and only one in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire area.
“One of the things we see in our community is a large number of patients who suffer from hypertension,” Dr. White explained.
In his appearance, Dr. White defined what hypertension is and explained the first signs of this disease. Since hypertension is often deemed a silent killer, Dr. White stressed the importance of knowing your personal risk and using preventative measures.
“When patients come to see me as a nephrologist for hypertension, it’s often too late,” Dr. White said. “With this clinic, what we want to try to do is get them earlier. If we have a collaborate clinic that addressed lifestyle, diet, and exercise issues in regards to hypertension, then it might make the community healthier.”
Click here to listen to the full interview. If you’re concerned about your risk of having hypertension, speak with your primary care physicians for a referral to our Hypertension Clinic.
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