High Blood Pressure Specialist

Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC -  - Internist

Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC

Internists & Aesthetic Specialists located in Plainsboro Township, NJ

Nearly one-third of American adults suffer from high blood pressure, a condition that increases the risk of developing heart disease and stroke. At Plainsboro Princeton Medical Associates PC, Dr. Aruna Chakrala manages high blood pressure with medications and monitoring visits to improve your quality of life and prevent further cardiovascular issues. If you have high blood pressure, receive the treatment you need at the practice’s office locations in Plainsboro Township and Monroe Township, New Jersey. Call or use the online booking tool today to make an appointment.

High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is high blood pressure?

Your blood pressure refers to the force with which your blood pushes against the walls of your blood vessels. When that force is always too high, you have high blood pressure.

Two forces provide your blood pressure reading. The first is the measured pressure when your heart pumps blood out to your arteries, or systolic pressure. The second force is the measured pressure when your heart rests in between beats, or diastolic pressure. These two numbers provide a blood pressure reading.

If your blood pressure is too high, your heart and blood vessels are being overworked. High blood pressure can lead to serious health complications, including:

  • Stroke
  • Vision loss
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Sexual dysfunction

High blood pressure, or “the silent killer,” can take awhile to detect because you generally don’t notice any symptoms. That’s why getting a regular blood pressure reading is important.

Who is at risk of developing high blood pressure?

Several factors increase your risk of developing high blood pressure, including:

  • A diet with too much sodium
  • A diet with too little potassium
  • Aging
  • Gender (more common in men)
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Smoking tobacco
  • High stress
  • Family history
  • Obesity
  • Inactive lifestyle

Fortunately, many of these risk factors are within your control. Dr. Chakrala can help you with preventive measures, such as incorporating healthy diet and exercise habits into your lifestyle, to limit your risk of developing high blood pressure.

How do you treat high blood pressure?

Dr. Chakrala and Dr. Buddula advocate a two-pronged approach to treat high blood pressure and prevent further complications. First, changing your lifestyle habits, namely, diet and exercise, can help immensely with controlling and managing your high blood pressure. Next, Dr. Chakrala helps you manage the condition with medication that lowers your systolic and diastolic pressure.

By optimizing your blood pressure and getting your readings down, you decrease your risk of developing serious cardiovascular issues.

If you suffer from high blood pressure, call or use the online booking tool today and make an appointment today.