According to the American Heart Association, 74.6 million Americans have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Uncontrolled hypertension can cause irreversible kidney damage. It is the second leading cause of chronic kidney disease in the United States. Seeking early treatment is the key to preventing the potentially serious consequences of hypertension.
Many times an individual will take multiple medications to get their blood pressure lower, but without success – this results in resistant hypertension.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with resistant hypertension, then we encourage you to attend this chat with a nephrologist to ask any questions pertaining to diagnosis, lifestyle changes and treatment options.
Dr. Thomas is a staff member in the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension for the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He attended medical school at BharatiVidyapeeth’s Medical College in India, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Tufts University-St Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, as well as a fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Thomas has also completed a graduate program in public health at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health. His specialty interests include chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, glomerular disease, hypertension and kidney stones.
If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Thomas or any of our other nephrologists in the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, please call 800.223.2273 x46771 or request an appointment online by visiting www.clevelandclinic.org/appointments. Thank you!
This Health Chat will open on
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.