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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Deland, FL.

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Dr. Tulio Alberto Sulbaran, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
312 West New York Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Sanford, FL and Deland, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Zulia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Sulbaran speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Tricuspid Valve Disease, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
927 N Spring Garden Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Syed-Bilal Ahmed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahmed at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Ahmed's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfredo Angel Pegoraro, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
665 Peachwood Drive; Suite 1
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pegoraro specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. Dr. Pegoraro attended National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pegoraro honors. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
750 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Edwards works as an internist. He graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Edwards trained at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwards accepts. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Osteoarthritis

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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.