Wilmington Adult Medicine
Stephen J Liederbach, MD
Internal Medicine & Direct Primary Care located in Wilmington, NC
Heart disease is responsible for approximately one-quarter of deaths in the United States every year. At Wilmington Adult Medicine, internal medicine physician Stephen Liederbach, MD, provides customized heart health programs to help patients in or around Wilmington, North Carolina, improve their cardiovascular health. Call or schedule a consultation online today to improve your heart health.
Heart Health Q & A
What are the signs of a heart health issue?
While early warning signs of heart disease like high blood pressure and high cholesterol often go unnoticed, heart health issues can cause various symptoms, including:
- Chest tightness and pain
- Shortness of breath
- Pain, numbness, or weakness in your extremities
- Fluttering feeling in your chest
- Abnormally fast or slow heartbeat
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Swelling in your legs or abdomen
If you experience any signs of a heart attack, such as severe chest pain and shortness of breath, you should go to your nearest emergency room right away.
When should I talk to my doctor about heart health?
You should talk to Dr. Liederbach about your heart health at your annual physical or schedule an additional consultation if you develop signs of a heart health issue.
If you have a family or personal history of heart health issues or other elevated risk factors, Dr. Liederbach offers extensive testing to evaluate your heart health.
How is heart health evaluated?
In addition to listening to your heart, checking your blood pressure, and ordering blood tests, Dr. Liederbach provides heart health evaluations.
He carefully reviews your medical history and any symptoms or changes in your health. He provides in-office EKGs and can coordinate echocardiograms and stress testing when necessary.
How are heart health issues treated?
Dr. Liederbach is your partner in health. He works with you to implement healthy lifestyle habits to improve your heart health and overall wellness.
He can help you adjust your diet to reduce salt, fat, and sugar intake. A heart-healthy diet includes plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and lean proteins.
He can also provide advice and support to help you increase your daily physical activity to improve your overall and cardiovascular health. Improving your diet and exercise routine can also help you lose weight, which lowers your heart disease risk.
When necessary, Dr. Liederbach can prescribe medicine to lower your blood pressure or cholesterol. He might also recommend more frequent appointments and tests to monitor your heart health.
Dr. Liederbach can provide referrals to expert cardiologists practicing in Wilmington, ensuring that you receive coordinated care to improve your heart health.
Call Wilmington Adult Medicine or make an appointment online today for expert, patient-focused heart health services.