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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas' area of specialization is general internal medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. Dr. Vizinas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare PPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vizinas accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Vizinas speaks Lithuanian.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3228 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Razzaque is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Razzaque's clinical interests include obesity. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Razzaque's medical residency was performed at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. In addition to English, he speaks Bengali.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Obesity

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9125 S Pulaski Road
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Abraham Thomas specializes in adult nephrology. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He trained at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital for his residency. Dr. Thomas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks Malay and Malayalam. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hypertension

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9125 S Pulaski Road
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Priya Raju is an adult nephrologist. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Raju performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Raju focuses on lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raju accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Raju (or staff) speaks Igbo, French, and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Raju is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4248 W 63rd Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Parakrama Silva is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Silva honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Silva attended Hiroshima University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Silva (or staff) is conversant in Japanese and Sinhala.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hugh Savage's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Savage (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Savage's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure) and coronary artery disease. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). He attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Savage honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Savage's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13755 Cicero Avenue
Crestwood, IL
 

Dr. Zafar Ahmed practices general internal medicine in Burr Ridge, IL and Crestwood, IL. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with MetroSouth Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and Sir Salimullah Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Grant Hospital of Chicago and Westlake Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Spanish and Bengali.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes

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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.

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