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Hypertension Doctors in San Diego

Have you been told that you have hypertension? Also known as high blood pressure, hypertension can cause life-threatening problems such as heart attack and stroke. Let’s talk about high blood pressure and where to find hypertension doctors in San Diego.

What is Hypertension?

As your blood pumps through your arteries, it exerts pressure on the artery walls. Hypertension is excessive pressure put on the artery walls as your blood pumps through your body. Often the result of blocked or narrowed arteries, hypertension can damage your blood vessels and heart as well as contribute to stroke or heart disease.

Hypertension Symptoms

Eventually, nearly all people develop high blood pressure; some people just develop hypertension much earlier in life than others. High blood pressure rarely causes symptoms unless it’s extremely high, when it may cause symptoms like:

  • Nosebleed
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache

Hypertension Causes

There’s often no identifiable cause for hypertension, but secondary hypertension may be caused by things like:

  • Adrenal gland tumors
  • Certain defects you're born with (congenital) in blood vessels
  • Certain medications
  • Illegal drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines
  • Kidney problems
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Thyroid problems

Risk Factors for Hypertension

There are a variety of risk factors that can make you more likely to develop hypertension, including:

  • Age and sex. Men are more likely to develop hypertension by age 64, while women are more likely to develop hypertension after age 65.
  • Being overweight or obese results in your body needing an extra volume of blood to reach all your tissue, which results in increased pressure in the arteries.
  • Chronic conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, and sleep apnea can contribute to hypertension.
  • Drinking too much alcohol can cause heart and artery damage.
  • Family history. Hypertension often runs in families.
  • Not being physically active leads to having a higher heart rate, which forces your heart to work harder to pump your blood.
  • Race People of African heritage are more prone to developing hypertension at a younger age and suffering serious complications compared to others.
  • Stress can increase blood pressure.
  • Too little potassium in your diet. Potassium helps balance the amount of sodium in your body, so a lack of potassium can lead to a sodium buildup and contribute to hypertension.
  • Too much sodium (salt) in your diet causes your body to retain fluid, increasing blood pressure.
  • Using tobacco raises your blood pressure immediately but also damages the lining of the artery walls, which causes narrower arteries and increased blood pressure.

Complications of Hypertension

Since hypertension increases the pressure on your artery walls, it can cause a variety of complications, like:

  • Aneurysm
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty with understanding or memory
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Narrowed, thickened, or torn blood vessels in the eyes
  • Stroke
  • Weakened and narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys
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Hypertension Treatment

Treatment for hypertension often includes a combination of lifestyle changes and medication, including:

Hypertension Doctors in San Diego

If you have health insurance, you should contact your provider to see what doctors are in your network. With that being said, here are a list of internists who can help you treat your hypertension:

  • Dr. Saleem Rajper , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 233-1311, Saleem Rajper MD, 956 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Joseph Caperna , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 795-1975, Joseph Caperna MD, 2333 1st Ave Ste 104, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Brian M. Manjarres , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 752-2225, Namaste Medical Group, 715 J St Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Shih T. Tang , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 677-3800, St Pauls Villa PACE, 111 Elm St Ste 100, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Alfredo J. Quinonez , MD, Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine, (619) 239-9675, Gas Lamp Medical Center, 250 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Mr. Stephan Johnson, Internal Medicine, (619) 461-3717, Pacific Medical Care, 1501 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Ms. Sakshi Agarwal, Internal Medicine, (619) 461-3717, Pacific Medical Care, 1501 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Ms. Christina Hinckley, Internal Medicine, (619) 461-3717, Pacific Medical Care, 1501 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Mr. Moheen Suna-Sitto, Internal Medicine, (619) 461-3717, Pacific Medical Care, 1501 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Mr. Jacob Armijo, Internal Medicine, (619) 461-3717, Pacific Medical Care, 1501 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Michael S. Duffy Sr , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 461-3717, Pacific Medical Care, 1501 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Mr. Michael A. Yabut, Internal Medicine, (619) 461-3717, Mobile Physician Services, 1501 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Sabrina A. Falquier , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 499-2703, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Arvin B. Saluta , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 499-2703, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Banita Sehgal , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 499-2703, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Sajib Saha , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 499-2703, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Mark N. Jabro , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 499-2703, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Huy T. Ho , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 499-2703, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Jasmine Y. Ide , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 499-2703, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Michael L. Villarroel , DO, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, (619) 446-1575, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Corinne A. Yarbrough , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 446-1575, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. William T. Harless, Internal Medicine, (858) 499-2703, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Sarah E. Stone , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 499-2703, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Nicholas Dembitsky , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 866-8362, Sharp Rees-Stealy Downtown, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • James F. Morgan , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 866-8362, Sharp Rees-Stealy Downtown, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Jamie L. Lavender , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 866-8362, Sharp Rees-Stealy Downtown, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Wayne O. Kurisu , MD, Internal Medicine, (858) 866-8362, Sharp Rees-Stealy Downtown, 300 Fir St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Francisco S. Pardo , MD, Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, (619) 233-4044, Robert Houghton MD, 1855 1st Ave Ste 200B, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Dr. Christina L. Blum , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6827, Naval Medical Center Internal Medicine Clinic, 34730 Bob Wilson Dr Ste 303, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Dr. Anna P. Helgeson , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6827, Naval Medical Center Internal Medicine Clinic, 34730 Bob Wilson Dr Ste 303, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Dr. Candice Branch , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 515-2300, Family Health Center San Diego, 1809 National Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
  • Dr. Facika Tafara , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 515-2300, Family Health Centr San Diego, 1809 National Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
  • Timothy Michael Quast , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Denise Lynette Parnell , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Daniel Francis Maher , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Stanislav Zayets , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Debra Deanne Coffey , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Mark Douglas Johnson , OD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Dr. Anthony W. Keller , MD, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine, (619) 532-7400, Naval Medical Center Cardiology Clinic, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr Ste 303, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Douglas Edward Brown , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6460, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Tuong Nguyen Vu , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-8225, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Jose Luis Gabriel Plata , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Kim To Thien Nguyen , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Danielle Leary , DO, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Gregory J. Condos , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Maryann T M Ally , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Michael Francis Powers , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Kathleen Htein Chao , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134
  • Patricia Vold Pepper , MD, Internal Medicine, (619) 532-6400, Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Dr, San Diego, CA 92134

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