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Red Bank Office

225 Highway 35 North
Suite 204

Red Bank, NJ 07701
Tel: (732) 747-5048
Fax: (732) 747-5037

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Hypertension/High Blood Pressure

How to Check Your Blood Pressure at Home

When untreated, high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to serious problems, including end stage renal disease. Dr. Ernest Savransky specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure in adults, including in pregnant women and the elderly. Dr. Savransky prides himself on providing the highest level of patient care, ensuring that you’ll be better able to manage your condition and lead a better quality of life.

Dr. Savransky evaluates and treats high blood pressure conditions, including:

  • Resistant hypertension
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Hypertension in pregnancy
  • Hypertension in the elderly

Resistant hypertension is defined as blood pressure that remains high even though you are taking three or more pressure-lowering medications, or if you need to take four or more medications to reach your blood pressure target.

Orthostatic hypotension is a sudden increase in blood pressure when you stand up. It is characterized by feeling lightheaded or dizzy when you stand up after sitting or lying down. Other symptoms may include blurry vision, weakness, fainting (syncope), confusion, or nausea.

Depending upon your diagnosis, Dr. Savransky may suggest all or any of the following high blood pressure treatments:

  • Medical treatment, including medications
  • Dietary consultation
  • Lifestyle modifications

Dr. Savransky also provides 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to evaluate the severity of your high blood pressure and/or to measure the effectiveness of your medications. The doctor also performs central blood pressure testing with SphygmoCor. This technology will show not only standard blood pressure in the arm, but also central blood pressure in the heart. This central blood pressure measurement is key to identifying risks for heart attack or stroke and for managing hypertension treatment.

Checking your blood pressure at home? Download our convenient tracking chart.

For compassionate, expert care in monitoring and controlling your blood pressure, make an appointment today at the office of NJ hypertension doctor Ernest Savransky, MD. Call (732) 747-5048. Dr. Savransky has office to serve you in Red Bank, New Jersey.