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Dr. Robert Hal Debbs, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Gynecology
5 Plainsboro Road; Suite 180
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Debbs specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Debbs is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Debbs accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Debbs attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Debbs has received include Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and from 2013 - 2017; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Dr. Harish M Sehdev, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine
5 Plainsboro Road; Suite 180
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Harish Sehdev works as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, thyroid problems, and diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). Dr. Sehdev honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Lisa D Levine, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 Plainsboro Road; Suite 180
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Lisa Levine's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Levine is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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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