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 Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is a nephrologist. Dr. Uyeda's areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Uyeda attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Aashish Pandya's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Pandya's clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pandya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shehzad Sami is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Sami is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Sami's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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 sees patients in Nassau Bay, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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