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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 460
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. George Li is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Li's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Li studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahid Hasnain, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
22001 Southwest Freeway; Suite 115
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Hasnain practices general pediatrics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Hasnain include knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, Dr. Hasnain completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Warts, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Circumcision, Scoliosis, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pankaj K Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1601 Main; Suite 108
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Shah is a specialist in adult pulmonology. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Dr. Shah attended Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Hypertension, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Jay Blonder, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4911 Sand Hill Drive
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Blonder is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), amenorrhea (missed periods), and endometriosis. Dr. Blonder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Blonder graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (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.