By Tracy Simons, Silver Cross Hospital
Nearly one in three Americans suffer from high blood pressure and does not know it due to the lack of symptoms.
To help understand the causes and complications of hypertension, Silver Cross Hospital is offering a free program, You’re Raising My Blood Pressure!
Join Dr. Priya Shastri, family practice physician, to get a better insight into one of the most common and often undetected medical conditions facing us today—hypertension or high blood pressure.
This free lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., Pavilion A, New Lenox. Participants will learn about the various causes, complications and treatments available to help control this condition. Register to attend at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).
“During this program, you will learn a lot of beneficial information and tools when it comes to understanding, caring for, and treating high blood pressure,” Shastri said.
Signs you may suffer from high blood pressure include headaches, fatigue or confusion, vision problems, chest pain, difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, blood in the urine, and a pounding in your chest, neck, or ears. Leaving any of these symptoms uncared for could lead to serious diseases including stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, and eye problems.
About Priya Shastri, M.D.
Priya Shastri, M.D., Board Certified Family Practice Physician, has over 18 years of experience caring for patients of all ages in the south and western suburbs of Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Having worked in several urgent care clinics, she has a special interest in occupational healthcare, emergency medicine, preventative screenings, and treatment of elderly patients.
Dr. Shastri has received additional training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support Programs. Dr. Shastri is now seeing patients on the Silver Cross Hospital campus at Pavilion A, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., Suite 370, New Lenox. To schedule an appointment, call 815-300-1450. New and walk-in patients welcome. Evening and Saturday appointments are available. Medicare and most insurances are accepted.
About Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895. Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for seven consecutive years and as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 3,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a new 289-bed acute care hospital at I-355 and Route 6 in New Lenox and 8 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices.
To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325). Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.