One of the primary focuses of our Four Phases of Care required to properly treat your medical condition is a thorough medical examination. Frequently, physicians and health care professionals spend time and effort focusing on treating symptoms of your condition rather than identifying the root cause. The staff at Greater Pittsburgh Joint & Muscle Center implements a variety of testing and detailed examinations in order to address your specific medical needs.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
One component of your medical examination is a thorough monitoring of your current blood pressure. Readings will be noted in order to identify or eliminate the presence of hypertension. All too frequently, patients are unaware that they may be suffering from the risks of high blood pressure. Left undiagnosed, several health risks may occur including:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Breathing Issues
- Ringing In The Ears
- Blurred Vision
- Chest Pain
- Pounding Pulse
- Bloody Urination
- Restless Sleep
Failure to address high blood pressure can also result in more serious health issues including stroke, aneurysms, kidney and heart disease.
Detailed blood analysis may be requested based on the results of your medical examination and current health. These results will help your doctor to create a proper plan of treatment, often exposing a variety of other potentially dangerous medical conditions.
A complete physical is also an important component of your medical examination. This process permits your doctor to understand the current state of your health as well as the ability to address any related symptoms of your condition such as flexibility issues, weight problems and mobility concerns.