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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 is a general internist and adult nephrologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dwivedi include diabetes, kidney stones, and enuresis (bed wetting). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center, New York's residency program. Dr. Dwivedi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna.

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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's specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Mehta takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Kavita Ahuja works as an internist and adult nephrologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahuja include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahuja takes. She obtained her medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Staten Island University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult nephrology; he sees patients in Monroe, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Sterman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sterman's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and 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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