Hypertension Specialist

Suneetha Maddineni, M.D.

Internal Medicine located in Mountain View, CA

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is common as it affects almost half of people in the US. High blood pressure increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the future, but fortunately, it’s highly treatable at the office of internal medicine physician Suneetha Maddineni, MD, in Mountain View, California. She and her experienced medical team use natural and medicinal high blood pressure treatments to reduce your risk of serious complications. Schedule an appointment by phone or online today.

Hypertension Q & A

What is hypertension?

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, occurs when the force of blood within vessel walls is higher than it's supposed to be. If left untreated, high blood pressure might lead to a heart attack or a stroke, which can be fatal. With the proper treatment, however, you can lead a long, healthy life.

What are the symptoms of hypertension?

Often there are no symptoms of hypertension. That’s why high blood pressure screening and early detection are so important. If you do experience symptoms, such as shortness of breath, headaches, or nosebleeds, your blood pressure might be dangerously high.

What are the risk factors for high blood pressure?

Various factors increase your risk of developing hypertension. Some you can’t avoid, such as having a family history of high blood pressure, while other risk factors pertain to lifestyle choices. Examples include:

  • Family or personal history of hypertension
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Older age
  • Diets high in sodium
  • Too little dietary potassium
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol
  • Having diabetes, kidney disease, or sleep apnea

Adopting healthy lifestyle habits can drastically lower your risk of developing high blood pressure or reduce hypertension if you already have it.

How is hypertension treated?

The hypertension treatment that’s right for you depends on how severe your condition is as well as your comfort level. Dr. Maddineni reviews your medical history, completes a physical exam, and reviews high blood pressure treatment options with you. Examples include:

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes might lower your blood pressure without taking medications. Lose weight if you’re overweight, reduce stress, exercise more, quit smoking, reduce dietary sodium, and increase your fruit and vegetable intake to help reduce blood pressure naturally.


Dr. Maddineni lets you know if you’re a good candidate for blood pressure-lowering medications and which best match your needs. She reviews the pros and cons of each medicine and customizes a treatment plan just for you.

Regular blood pressure screening saves lives. To get tested or treated for hypertension, book an appointment with the office of Suneetha Maddineni, MD, by phone or online today.