We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana HMO near Aurora, IN.

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Dr. Alvaro A Ryes, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
204 Bridgeway Street
Aurora, IN
 

Dr. Alvaro Ryes is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryes include kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare, West Hospital, and Mercy Health System. He attended National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ryes is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Anemia, Dialysis

Dr. Suresh Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
107 Bridgeway Street
Aurora, IN
 

Dr. Suresh Kamath's medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Kamath is especially interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and dialysis. He is affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamath is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

Dr. Kotagal Shashi Kant, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
107 Bridgeway; Suite 101
Aurora, IN
 

Dr. Kotagal Kant's specialty is adult nephrology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dearborn County Hospital and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Detroit Receiving Hospital, Dr. Kant attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Kant is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Kidney Problems

Dr. Satwant Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
107 Bridgeway; Suite 101
Aurora, IN
 

Dr. Satwant Singh's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Singh include hypertension (high blood pressure), kidney problems, and dialysis. Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with Dearborn County Hospital, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh studied medicine at Government Medical College, Amritsar.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

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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.