High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure Doctor in New Jersey

At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, we take a personalized approach to helping you manage weight-related health conditions, including high blood pressure. We understand the struggle of weight loss and how difficult the associated health conditions can be. Our goal is to help you regain control over your life and health. We have years of experience taking care of people with high blood pressure, obesity, and other weight-related health problems. It’s our passion, mission, and goal to offer you the most personalized treatments and support for every step of your journey toward a healthier you.

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, means that there is high tension in your heart’s arteries, which are responsible for transporting blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Here is how blood pressure is broken down:

  • Normal/Healthy Blood Pressure: Below 120/above 80
  • Elevated Blood pressure: 120-129/below 80
  • High Blood Pressure – Stage 1: 130-139/80-89
  • High Blood Pressure – Stage 2: 140 and above/90 and above
  • High Blood Pressure Crisis: Above 180/above 120 (see a doctor right away)

Because hypertension puts people at risk for heart disease, stroke, and other life-threatening problems, it is important to see a doctor who can help you manage your heart rate and move toward a healthier range. At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, we develop personalized weight loss and disease management plans for those suffering from weight-related conditions such as hypertension. Often, blood pressure can be lowered with the proper weight, diet, and lifestyle changes.

What causes high blood pressure?

While there are several known causes for high blood pressure, one of the common reasons is obesity. Obesity is a disease that significantly affects the way your body functions, including the ability for your arteries to pump blood to important tissues and organs throughout your body. At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, we provide support for those struggling with obesity and its related health problems, including high blood pressure.

Some of the other causes of hypertension may include:

Being overweight or obese
Poor exercise habits
Family history of hypertension

Excessive salt in diet
Being older

Sleep apnea (OSA)
Kidney disease
Hormone disorders
Excessive drinking

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

Most people do not have any signs of high blood pressure, even when levels are severely high. That’s why it is important to have your blood pressure checked by a physician routinely. In some cases, people do display some symptoms, although it not common. Visit us at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of hypertension:

  • Headaches
  • Nosebleeds
  • Shortness of breath

How is high blood pressure diagnosed?

High blood pressure can be diagnosed using a simple arm blood pressure reading. These are commonly performed at the beginning of your regular yearly checkup. If you do not see a doctor regularly, you might be able to get a free blood pressure screening at certain locations in your community, during a health fair, or at a blood pressure screening machine that can be found in some pharmacies.

If you suspect you may have high blood pressure or if you are at risk of developing high blood pressure, visit Dr. Majid, a high blood pressure doctor who specializes in treating chronic weight-related illnesses at the Weight Loss and Wellness Center in New Jersey.

What are my high blood pressure treatment options?

At the Weight Loss and Wellness Center, we can help you overcome obesity and secondary conditions like high blood pressure. Depending on your specific condition and situation, we’ll tailor a treatment plan that specifically fits your needs. Your treatment plan may include any of the following non-surgical and surgical options:

Nutritional counseling
Weight loss support groups
Weight loss medication

Gastric balloon
Sleeve gastrectomy
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Biliopancreatic diversion
Lap band
Revision bariatric surgery