Hypertension Specialist

Having hypertension or high blood pressure can substantially increase your risks for heart disease, heart attack, and organ damage. Dr. Gura helps patients at his Beverly Hills, California, practice understand their risks for hypertension and keep their condition under control.
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Comprehensive Blood Pressure Analysis

The solutions for managing blood pressure depend on the cause and underlying factors at play. No single solution works for every patient. This is why Dr. Gura builds long-term support plans for patients and maintains a detailed understanding of their medical history. We look at your situation holistically and build a management plan to match.

Opening a Broader Lifestyle

Living with high blood pressure can put limitations on the opportunities for patients to enjoy their lives. A key part of our approach is to restore a sense of fullness to our patients’ lives. We explore avenues to improve lifestyle factors that can safely allow for a more active and fulfilling quality of life.

An Experienced High Blood Pressure Specialist

Dr. Gura has been working with patients in Los Angeles for years to improve their blood pressure and overall well-being. His extensive experience combined with staying up to date on medical developments ensures he provides the best modern management solutions. Whether your hypertension is caused by stress or disease, he works diligently to help you overcome it and be at your best.

Hypertension Q & A

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the blood pressure – the amount of force required to pump blood through your blood vessels – exceeds normal levels. Over time, this increased pressure can cause damage to the heart, brain, kidneys, eyes and other organs, as well as cause heart attacks and strokes. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). “Normal” blood pressure for adults is considered to be around 120/80 mm Hg, but that number can vary based on age and other factors.
Hypertension can be diagnosed using a blood pressure cuff which measures the pressure of blood in your arm, or sometimes, your ankle. As the cuff is slowly inflated, the pressure of blood pulsing through your arm or leg can be measured on the cuff’s dial or screen. Blood pressure cuffs are designed to measure the pressure of the blood when the heart beats (systolic), and when it rests in between beats (diastolic). For most people, high blood pressure causes no symptoms until organ damage occurs, which means it’s vitally important to be screened on a regular basis.
Yes, high blood pressure has been associated with several risk factors, including older age; being overweight or obese; having a sedentary lifestyle; smoking; poor diet, especially one that’s high in sodium (salt); drinking too much alcohol, and having a family history of high blood pressure. Chronic stress and sleep problems like obstructive sleep apnea can also increase the risk of high blood pressure in some people.
Some mild cases of hypertension may be managed with lifestyle changes like losing excess weight, cutting back on the amount of sodium you consume, quitting smoking and being more physically active. When these changes aren’t effective, medication can be used to help keep blood pressure within normal levels. Being screened on a regular basis is the best way to ensure your treatment is effective in keeping your blood pressure under control.

Hypertension versus Hypotension

High blood pressure (hypertension) and low blood pressure (hypotension) tend to have different causes and symptom profiles. The ideal place is to be in the middle, having a health blood pressure that allows your circulatory system to do its job with ease. Any blood pressure abnormalities are worth investigating to see if an underlying cause needs to be addressed.

Manage Hypertension Today

From lifestyle support to medical interventions, we are here to provide a path forward for managing hypertension. Call Dr. Gura’s office or use our online form to start with an evaluation appointment. Discover the freedom that can empower your life with your blood pressure under control.