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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Flower Mound, TX.

Dr. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 210
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Usha Peri specializes in adult nephrology and practices in Lewisville, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Peri's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Peri takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Peri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Dr. Praveena Jyothinagaram, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 210
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Praveena Jyothinagaram's specialty is adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Jyothinagaram is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Jyothinagaram attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Jyothinagaram (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Jyothinagaram is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and Henry Ford Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hypertension

Dr. Mian Atif Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
500 W Main Street; Suite 260
Lewisville, TX
 

Dr. Mian Yousuf's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yousuf include heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Yousuf takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Xizi Wang Dipl.Om M.D. (China)
Specializes in Acupuncture
3201 Cross Timbers Road; Building 1, Suite 200
Flower Mound, TX
 

Ms. Xizi Wang practices acupuncture. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Ms. Wang include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Ms. Wang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lao and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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

Mr. Kalpesh Patel is an acupuncturist in Southlake, TX and Irving, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: menstrual disorders, migraine, and infertility. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Infertility, Sports Health, Headache, Rheumatic Diseases, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Gua Sha, Common ... (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.