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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Specialist

Maniya Health

Primary Care Practice located in Hamilton, Robbinsville & Hopewell, NJ

High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the most common chronic diseases, affecting almost half of adults in the United States. At Maniya Health in Hamilton, Robbinsville & Hopewell, New Jersey, our experienced team can diagnose and treat high blood pressure to lower your risk of a heart attack and stroke.

At our clinics, we're able to use connected blood pressure monitors to get accurate blood pressure readings at home, and initiate treatment through both lifestyle changes with our registered dietitians & nutritionists and through medications. We can also diagnose reversible causes of hypertension with specialized lab testing and kidney ultrasounds. We also have nephrology & hypertension specialists for second opinions on treatment-resistant hypertension.

Call the office today or book an appointment online for an in-person or telehealth visit.

High Blood Pressure Q&A

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is a chronic disease risk factor. It occurs when the pressure inside blood vessel walls is too high. While you probably won’t have any symptoms associated with high blood pressure, it can lead to serious problems. Yet, the condition is easily treatable. See the Maniya Health team for a routine blood pressure screening.

What are the risk factors for high blood pressure?

Anyone can develop high blood pressure, but certain factors increase your risk of experiencing it. Examples include:

  • Family history of high blood pressure
  • Genetics
  • Older age
  • African American heritage
  • Obesity 
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Too much sodium
  • Too little potassium
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Stress
  • Pregnancy

Kidney disease, diabetes, sleep apnea, thyroid problems, illicit drug use, and taking certain medications can also increase your risk of developing high blood pressure.

Complications associated with untreated high blood pressure can include a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, aneurysm, and dementia. 

Does high blood pressure produce any symptoms?

High blood pressure usually doesn’t produce any symptoms. However, if it reaches dangerously high or life-threatening levels, you may experience nosebleeds, shortness of breath, or headaches.

How is high blood pressure diagnosed?

Your Maniya Health specialist can screen you for high blood pressure using a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope or blood pressure machine. You can check your blood pressure at home using an at-home cuff and monitoring device. 

Maniya Health offers remote patient blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring that feeds directly into their system.

What are my high blood pressure treatment options?

If you have high blood pressure, your primary care specialist might recommend you undergo one of the following treatments:

Lifestyle modifications

You may be able to lower blood pressure naturally using lifestyle modifications. Examples include weight loss, eating more fruits and vegetables, limiting sodium and unhealthy foods, not smoking, getting regular exercise, properly managing chronic diseases, and reducing stress.

Medications

If lifestyle changes haven’t worked or your blood pressure reaches very high levels, your provider can prescribe medications to bring your blood pressure back into a normal, healthy range.

Don’t let untreated high blood pressure cause problems for your health. Schedule a blood pressure screening with Maniya Health by phone or book online today.