San Joaquin County Health Information

Can you remember the last time you checked your weight? If you can’t, you’re not alone. More than fifty percent of Americans are not conscious about their weight. As a result, more and more Americans become overweight or obese. Obesity is one of the major factors that cause high blood pressure or hypertension in San Joaquin County. According to the California Health Interview Survey, the percentage of obese adults increased both in San Joaquin County and California from 2001 to 2005. Aside from obesity, high salt intake, smoking, diabetes and lack of exercise are the other leading causes of hypertension.

High blood pressure stealthily damages your body before it shows symptoms. If left untreated, you might end up with a stroke, heart attack, or kidney failure. High blood pressure has an uncanny way of constricting blood vessels and restricting blood flow. In return, the brain doesn’t receive the amount of oxygen it needs, the heart is pushed to pump harder, and the kidneys are prevented from filtering wastes efficiently.

Learning how to control hypertension is key in preventing these serious complications. To be sure of your health, go to a doctor and heed his advice. Also, never take the importance of a healthy lifestyle for granted. Simple things such as exercising regularly and sticking to a low-sodium diet can do wonders in lowering your blood pressure.

Linda Michaelis, a health professional expert, can help you lower your blood pressure with her effective weight loss programs. With her well-designed meal plans, you’ll enjoy delicious heart-warming meals that promote your health at the same time.

Linda would like to share her knowledge and expertise as a registered dietitian and certified nutritionist in the following towns and cities of San Joaquin County:


Incorporated cities and towns

  • Stockton
  • Escalon
  • Lathrop
  • Lodi
  • Manteca
  • Ripon
  • Tracy

Unincorporated areas and communities

  • Banta
  • Mountain House
  • Victor
Census-designated places

  • August
  • Country Club
  • Farmington
  • French Camp
  • Garden Acres
  • Kennedy
  • Lincoln Village
  • Linden
  • Lockeford
  • Morada
  • North Woodbridge
  • South Woodbridge
  • Taft Mosswood