offered in Ewing, Hamilton Township, Brick Township, Robbinsville and Matawan, NJ
At AZZ Medical Associates, located in Brick Township, Hamilton Township, and Ewing, New Jersey, our primary care providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), a prevalent and potentially serious health condition affecting up to 47% of American adults. With our expertise in managing hypertension, we are dedicated to helping you maintain optimal heart and vascular health.
When you visit us, our knowledgeable primary care doctors will conduct a thorough examination to accurately diagnose your hypertension and assess its severity. By understanding your unique medical history and lifestyle factors, we can develop personalized recommendations to effectively lower your blood pressure and mitigate the risks associated with hypertension.
Our approach to hypertension management encompasses a comprehensive range of strategies, including lifestyle modifications, dietary recommendations, and medication management when necessary. We emphasize the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring and provide guidance on maintaining a healthy lifestyle to support your long-term cardiovascular well-being.
At AZZ Medical Associates, we recognize the significance of timely and convenient healthcare services. That’s why we offer same-day appointments and the option to book your visit online for added convenience. By seeking treatment for hypertension at our practice, you can benefit from the expertise of our primary care providers, who are committed to helping you achieve and maintain healthy blood pressure levels.
Take control of your heart health today by calling the nearest AZZ Medical Associates office or booking your appointment online. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with the personalized care and support you need to effectively manage your hypertension and safeguard your overall well-being.
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, occurs when the force of blood flowing through your arteries is consistently elevated. This condition places added strain on your heart as it works harder to pump blood throughout your body, thereby increasing the risk of serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.
At AZZ Medical Associates, our team is experienced in treating both types of hypertension:
1. Primary hypertension:
Primary hypertension is a gradual development that occurs over an extended period. As individuals age, the accumulation of plaque in the arteries affects circulation and leads to elevated blood pressure.
2. Secondary hypertension:
Secondary hypertension is a result of an underlying health condition and often manifests suddenly with higher blood pressure levels compared to primary hypertension. Some common causes of secondary hypertension include thyroid problems, kidney disease, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is skilled in diagnosing and managing both primary and secondary hypertension. We work closely with our patients to develop personalized treatment plans aimed at lowering blood pressure and promoting overall cardiovascular health. Contact the nearest AZZ Medical Associates office today to receive comprehensive care for hypertension or book an appointment online.
At AZZ Medical Associates, we strongly recommend regular screenings for hypertension to ensure early detection and effective management. Our guidelines suggest that everyone undergo a hypertension screening every two years. However, if you are 40 years or older, or if you have a family history of high blood pressure and/or heart disease, annual checkups are necessary to monitor your blood pressure levels closely.
During your appointment, our healthcare providers will conduct a thorough review of your medical records and perform a comprehensive physical examination. Based on this evaluation, they will provide personalized recommendations for hypertension screenings tailored to your specific needs. Our goal is to identify any signs of hypertension early on and develop an appropriate treatment plan to promote your cardiovascular health.
Take proactive steps to monitor your blood pressure regularly by scheduling an appointment at the nearest AZZ Medical Associates office. Our team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional care and helping you maintain optimal health. You can also conveniently book your appointment online.
During your visit at AZZ Medical Associates, your healthcare provider will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to assess your health and diagnose hypertension. This process involves reviewing your medical history, discussing your lifestyle and health habits, and performing a thorough physical examination.
As part of the physical examination, your provider will use a stethoscope to listen to your heart and measure your blood pressure using an inflatable cuff and a pressure-measuring gauge. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm/Hg), which refers to the older method of using a tube partially filled with mercury to determine the pressure.
A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers:
1. Systolic pressure (top number):
This number represents the pressure exerted on the walls of your arteries when your heart contracts during a heartbeat.
2. Diastolic pressure (bottom number):
This number indicates the pressure in your arteries when your heart is at rest between heartbeats.
If your blood pressure reading is 130/80 mm/Hg or higher, it indicates hypertension. On the other hand, a healthy blood pressure reading is lower than 120/80 mm/Hg.
Understanding your blood pressure measurements is crucial in diagnosing and managing hypertension effectively. Our team at AZZ Medical Associates is dedicated to providing accurate assessments and personalized treatment plans to help you maintain a healthy blood pressure level. If you have any concerns about your blood pressure, please schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable healthcare providers.
At AZZ Medical Associates, our experienced team addresses hypertension through a comprehensive approach that combines healthy lifestyle modifications and, when necessary, prescription medications. Making positive changes to your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of heart disease. These changes may include regular exercise, smoking cessation, moderate alcohol consumption, and prioritizing quality sleep.
In cases where lifestyle modifications alone may not be sufficient, your healthcare provider may recommend prescription medications to help manage your blood pressure. Depending on your specific situation, they may prescribe:
– Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
– Angiotensin II receptor blockers
– Calcium channel blockers
In some instances, your doctor may prescribe a combination of two or more medications as a more effective approach to controlling blood pressure. Combining different blood pressure medications can often yield better results.
If you are seeking treatment for hypertension, we encourage you to contact the nearest AZZ Medical Associates office today. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with the comprehensive care you need to effectively manage your hypertension. You can easily schedule an appointment by calling our office or using our convenient online booking system.
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