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Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 108a
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Rehana Saquib is an adult nephrology specialist in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Saquib's clinical interests include glomerulonephritis, hypertension (high blood pressure), and diabetic neuropathy. She is affiliated with Dallas Nephrology Associates, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas, Dr. Saquib attended Rajshahi Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension, Diabetic Neuropathy, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems

Dr. Mohammed Asad Karim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 204
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. M. Karim's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Dow Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karim include coronary angiogram, pacemaker implantation, and coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Dr. Karim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes Management, Women's Heart Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Allison Sadler, MD, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4701 Medical Center Drive; Suite 1a
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Sean Sadler's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, colposcopy, and uterine prolapse. Dr. Sadler is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. She studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sadler takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Pelvic Ultrasound, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Renee Louise Chan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4701 Medical Center Drive; Ste 1-a
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Renee Chan practices general obstetrics & gynecology in McKinney, TX. Dr. Chan attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include menopause, colposcopy, and uterine prolapse. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Reproductive ... (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.