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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept MultiPlan near Richmond, TX.

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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Li's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, mitral valve prolapse, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Li's office for an appointment. He graduated from 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 works as a pediatrician. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, scoliosis, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Hasnain's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hasnain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, who practices in Richmond, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is accepting 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. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), amenorrhea (missed periods), and endometriosis. Dr. Blonder's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Blonder accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.