High Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Specialist

Joel Kahn, MD -  - Integrative Cardiologist

Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity

Joel Kahn, MD

Integrative Cardiologist located in Bingham Farms, MI

Joel Kahn, MD, helps his patients at the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity in Bingham Farms, Michigan, prevent and reverse heart disease with plant-based nutrition and integrative medicine. He helps you manage two of the main contributors to heart disease — high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Call the office to book a screening and consultation or use the online scheduling feature.

High Blood Pressure & Cholesterol

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when your blood flows through your veins with excessive force, causing strain on your heart and blood vessels. Two numbers make up your blood pressure rate:

  • Systolic pressure: pressure in your veins when your heart beats
  • Diastolic pressure: pressure in your veins when your heart rests between beats

Both numbers are important ways to gauge your overall health, but high systolic pressure places you at an increased risk of heart disease.

What are the complications of high blood pressure?

Even without symptoms, hypertension can damage your body over many months or years before you even know you have it. Some of the complications of high blood pressure are damage to these major organs:

  • Arteries
  • Heart
  • Brain
  • Kidneys
  • Eyes


Other concerns associated with high blood pressure include insomnia, erectile dysfunction, and bone loss.

What is high cholesterol?

Your liver makes a waxlike substance called cholesterol to produce hormones, generate new cell tissue, and make a coating that protects your nerves. You can also get cholesterol from certain foods like eggs, meat, and cheese.

While cholesterol is essential to your daily living, too much puts you at significant risk of cardiovascular disease. When your cholesterol builds up, it causes atherosclerosis, or narrowing of your arteries, which can dangerously restrict the flow of your blood.

How are high blood pressure and high cholesterol treated?

As a holistic cardiologist and integrative medicine champion, Dr. Kahn employs natural therapies to help you lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. The heart of his approach is to teach you how to reduce your cardiac risk and improve the quality of your life by eating a plant-based, whole food diet.

At the office, on his podcast, on TV, on his blog, and in numerous publications, he educates, equips, and inspires you (and millions of people throughout the world) to make lifestyle changes that improve your blood pressure, cholesterol numbers, and overall health.

Call the office to book a comprehensive consultation or use the online scheduling feature.