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Do You Have Hypertension?

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Let Us Know If You’ve Been Diagnosed With Hypertension

Hypertension, known as high blood pressure, masquerades as…nothing! No visible symptoms create alarm in the victim or family members. No pain alerts the victim to the danger. Yet hypertension is one of the leading risk factors for heart attack and stroke. It’s also one of the most easily controlled. The best way to combat hypertension is by following the doctor’s orders and these tips:

  • Have your blood pressure checked regularly
  • Reduce salt and other sources of dietary sodium
  • Exercise regularly
  • Stop smoking
  • Take prescribed medicines

And let us know if you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension. We have procedures and anesthetics designed just for you, but you’ll have to tell us. We can’t tell by looking.

Blood pressure readings measure the force of your blood against the walls of your blood vessels. The top number, or systolic reading, is that force when your heart is pumping. The bottom number, or diastolic reading, is taken during the heart’s rest between pumps. Most doctors agree that normal pressure is 120/80; a reading of 140/90 is cause for action to lower it.

About Yuri Kaneda, DDS

Dr. Yuri Kaneda was born in Japan and immigrated to the US when she was 4 years old with her family. She lived in Ohio, Nebraska, and Illinois before finally settling in the San Diego area. A graduate of Bonita Vista High School, she went on to the University of California Berkeley where she obtained her Bachelors in Microbiology and Immunology. After working for 2 years in growth plate research at University of California San Diego, she went to the University of California San Francisco Dental School for her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon graduation, she returned to San Diego where she worked as an associate in the practice of Drs. Morimoto and Yaryan, her childhood dentist. She then started her own practice in 1995 and has been at her present location since 1999 which happens to be across the street from her high school!

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