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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Aetna Traditional Choice near Yuba City, CA.

Dr. Gurbir S Dhaliwal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Gurbir Dhaliwal is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Folsom, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Yuba City, CA. Dr. Dhaliwal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Dhaliwal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Amador Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Dhaliwal honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Tin M Way, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Tin Way is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Yuba City, CA. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Way has a special interest in heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Way is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. John A Iskikian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
481 Plumas Boulevard; Suite 202
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. John Iskikian practices adult cardiology in Yuba City, CA. He is conversant in Armenian. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Iskikian is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Iskikian graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Iskikian trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Iskikian is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Cardiac Rehabilitation ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Waheed Raja, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Muhammad Raja is a specialist in adult cardiology. Dr. Raja attended Nishtar Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His clinical interests include heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raja accepts. Dr. Raja (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Raja's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Vascular Imaging, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?

The heart pumps blood through stretchy tubes called arteries to all the tissues of the body. The force of the blood moving through those tubes is called blood pressure. If blood pressure is too high, and the tubes stretch out too far, serious symptoms can sometimes develop. The heart has to work harder to pump blood into stretched vessels, and this can lead to damage to the heart muscle. Blood vessels can be weakened by overstretching, and can burst open. This causes a stroke or aneurysm. Sometimes arteries under high blood pressure develop tiny tears along their surface. These rough edges can attract platelets, forming a clot. Clots can block arteries and cause tissue damage to the areas beyond the clot, if they don’t get enough oxygen. If the clot blocks an artery entirely it can cause a heart attack or stroke.

Blood pressure is measured by two numbers, called systolic and diastolic, which are written one over the other. The top number, systolic, measures the pressure inside the arteries when the heart is contracting. The bottom number, diastolic, measures pressure when the heart is relaxed and refilling. A healthy blood pressure is considered to be less than 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure over 140/90 mmHg usually requires treatment.

High blood pressure can sometimes be managed with lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet low in sodium, exercise, losing weight, quitting smoking, and reducing stress. If that is not enough, there are medications such as beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors that can help.