We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Flower Mound, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 210
Flower Mound, TX

Dr. Usha Peri sees patients in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Her medical specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Peri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Peri include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Peri graduated from Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peri's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 W Main Street; Suite 260
Lewisville, TX

Dr. Mian Yousuf's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yousuf include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Yousuf honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Lewisville.

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All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Specializes in Acupuncture
3201 Cross Timbers Road; Building 1, Suite 200
Flower Mound, TX

Ms. Xizi Wang's area of specialization is acupuncture. Areas of expertise for Ms. Wang include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Ms. Wang (or staff) speaks Lao and Chinese.

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Specializes in Acupuncture
630 E. Southlake Boulevard, Suite 203; On Point Acupuncture & Wellness - Southlake Office
Southlake, TX

Mr. Kalpesh Patel's area of specialization is acupuncture. His areas of expertise include menstrual disorders, migraine, and infertility. Mr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and 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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