Hypertension

High Blood Pressure Treatment in New Jersey

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a silent, symptomless condition that can result in serious health complications. The kidneys play a role in controlling blood pressuring, meaning a patient’s unusually high blood pressure could be caused by a kidney-related issue.

Possible causes of hypertension include:

  • Kidney disease
  • Genetics
  • Obesity
  • Sleep apnea
  • Alcohol and drug abuse

Diagnosing & Treating Hypertension

A simple blood pressure reading can tell you whether or not you have hypertension. In general, you want a reading to be around 120 over 80 mmHg. If a reading is higher than 140 over 90 mmHg, it is likely that you have high blood pressure.

You can buy home blood pressure kits to take the test yourself or you may receive a test at the doctor’s office. You may need to take the test a few times in order to get an accurate reading. The body needs to be in a relaxed state in order to obtain a person’s regular blood pressure levels.

If your blood pressure is high as a result of a kidney condition, you will need to treat the underlying cause of the issue in order to get it back to normal. Otherwise, living healthy, exercising regularly, and maintaining a low sodium diet will help you prevent and repair hypertension.

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
600 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 363-1900
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Saint Barnabas Medical Center
94 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 322-5000
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Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 222-5200
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Clara Maass Medical Center
1 Clara Maass Drive
Belleville, NJ 07109
(973) 450-2000
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Community Medical Center
99 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755
(732) 557-8000
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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, NJ 07112
(973) 926-7000
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Jersey City Medical Center
355 Grand Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 915-2000
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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at RWJUH
200 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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RWJ University Hospital Rahway
865 Stone Street
Rahway, NJ 07065
(732) 381-4200
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RWJ University Hospital Somerset
110 Rehill Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 685-2200
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RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 586-7900
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RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick
1 Robert Wood Johnson Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 828-3000
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The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center
300 Second Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 923-7250
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