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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
2 Research Way; Suite 301
Monroe, NJ
 

Dr. Kavita Ahuja practices general internal medicine and adult nephrology in Somerset, NJ and Monroe, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahuja include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahuja is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Ahuja trained at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ahuja is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Ojas R Mehta, MD, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
2 Research Way; Suite 301
Monroe Township, NJ
 

Dr. Ojas Mehta is a general internist and adult nephrologist. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mehta's training includes a residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His areas of expertise include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Shaunak A Dwivedi, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
2 Research Way; Suite 301
Jamesburg, NJ
 

Dr. Shaunak Dwivedi works as a general internist and adult nephrologist in Jamesburg, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Monroe, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Dwivedi is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dwivedi accepts.

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Dr. Paul L Sterman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other, Adult Nephrology
2 Research Way; Suite 301
Monroe, NJ
 

Dr. Paul Sterman specializes in general internal medicine and adult nephrology and practices in Monroe, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Sterman's clinical interests: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hemodialysis. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sterman honors. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

The heart pumps blood through stretchy tubes called arteries to all the tissues of the body. The force of the blood moving through those tubes is called blood pressure. If blood pressure is too high, and the tubes stretch out too far, serious symptoms can sometimes develop. The heart has to work harder to pump blood into stretched vessels, and this can lead to damage to the heart muscle. Blood vessels can be weakened by overstretching, and can burst open. This causes a stroke or aneurysm. Sometimes arteries under high blood pressure develop tiny tears along their surface. These rough edges can attract platelets, forming a clot. Clots can block arteries and cause tissue damage to the areas beyond the clot, if they don’t get enough oxygen. If the clot blocks an artery entirely it can cause a heart attack or stroke.

Blood pressure is measured by two numbers, called systolic and diastolic, which are written one over the other. The top number, systolic, measures the pressure inside the arteries when the heart is contracting. The bottom number, diastolic, measures pressure when the heart is relaxed and refilling. A healthy blood pressure is considered to be less than 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure over 140/90 mmHg usually requires treatment.

High blood pressure can sometimes be managed with lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet low in sodium, exercise, losing weight, quitting smoking, and reducing stress. If that is not enough, there are medications such as beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors that can help.

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