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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Texas True Choice PPO near Baytown, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 100
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Shehzad Sami is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sami include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Sami is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann.

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All Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, High Cholesterol, Heart Failure, Wounds, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Malladi Sudhaker Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
4201 Garth Road, Suite 315; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Malladi Reddy works as a cardiologist. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Reddy is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Cardiac ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is a specialist in adult nephrology. He is especially interested in renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Uyeda honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Uyeda is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Vijay M Jotwani, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
4000 Garth Road; Suite 200
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Vijay Jotwani is a family practice physician and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), adolescent issues, and asthma. Dr. Jotwani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Jotwani is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Hypertension, Physical Exams, Asthma, Ultrasound, Preventive Care

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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.