High Blood Pressure Specialist

Multicultural Medical Office LLC

Heling Dilone-Arellano, MD

Family Medicine located in Clifton, NJ

High blood pressure is a serious condition that can lead to heart attacks or strokes, so it’s critically important to stay on top of your blood pressure. Heling Dilone-Arellano, MD, and the team at Multicultural Medical Office LLC in Clifton, New Jersey, are ready to help you create a treatment plan that helps you achieve your blood pressure goals. Call Multicultural Medical Office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about treatments for high blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure

What is high blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the force of blood pumping through your blood vessels from your heart. High blood pressure is when the force of blood pushing through your blood vessels is too high, which means your heart has to work extra hard. There aren’t always obvious symptoms of high blood pressure, which is why it’s often called a silent killer. If high blood pressure is left untreated it can lead to dangerous conditions such as stroke or heart attack. It’s important to monitor your blood pressure and keep track if it’s getting higher.

How do I avoid high blood pressure?

There are many ways to lower or maintain a low blood pressure. It’s important to maintain a healthy, low-sodium diet full of fruits and vegetables. It’s also important to exercise, manage stress, limit alcohol consumption, quit smoking, and maintain a healthy weight. All of these factors contribute to a healthy body with low blood pressure.

If diet and exercise aren’t enough, medication can help maintain or bring your blood pressure down to a healthy level. Dr. Dilone-Arellano at Multicultural Medical Office can help you find the right solutions that work for you.

How is high blood pressure diagnosed?

You can get your blood pressure checked at the doctor's office but you should monitor it regularly on your own as well. Below are the ranges your blood pressure can fall into, from healthy to dangerous:

Normal blood pressure

Your blood pressure is less than 120/80.

Elevated blood pressure

Your blood pressure reads between 120-129/less than 80.

High blood pressure

Your blood pressure reads between 130-139/80-89. This is also called hypertension stage 1.

High blood pressure

Your blood pressure reads 140 or higher/90 or higher. This is also called hypertension stage 2.

Hypertensive crisis

Your blood pressure reads higher than 180/higher than 120. This is the time to seek immediate treatment.

Call Multicultural Medical Office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about high blood pressure and how the medical professionals there can help you find the treatment plan that works for you.