Michael J Maximov, MD

medical topicsBrief overviews of some common issues. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Hypertension is known as the "silent killer" because it produces no symptoms. The first "symptoms" of hypertensive patient experiences are actually the symptoms of its complications, including blindness, stroke, erectile dysfunction, heart attack and kidney failure. These are often irreversible.
Since so many different medications are available to treat hypertension it is relatively easy to find the right medication for everyone. Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) Heart attack occurs when one of the three arteries supplying the heart muscle completely blocks off, thereby depriving the muscle of oxygen. It is often preventable. Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease in which the body lacks a sufficient supply of insulin, which is required to supply energy (glucose) to the working cells of the body. In older adults it is frequently caused by obesity and thus can often be reversed (partially or completely) by weight loss. Many of the dreaded complications of diabetes can be prevented or delayed by good diabetes care which can be achieved by exercise, diet, weight loss, and the proper medications.