We found 6 providers with an interest in hypertension near Olympia, WA.

Kimberly Ann Matheson
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
3030 Limited Lane Nw
Olympia, WA
 

Ms. Kimberly Newell's specialties are family medicine and general pediatrics. She is especially interested in substance abuse, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Substance Abuse, Chronic Illness, High Cholesterol, Mental Health Issues, Hypertension

Dr. Ana Maria Mihalcea, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1450 Northwest Lane Se; Suite A
Lacey, WA
 

Dr. Ana Mihalcea specializes in general internal medicine. She takes Medicare insurance. For her professional training, Dr. Mihalcea completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Mihalcea (or staff) is conversant in Romanian and German.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Chronic Illness

Dr. Gheorghe Emanuel Plesiu, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3425 Ensign Road Ne; Suite 220
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Gheorghe Plesiu specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Plesiu has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Plesiu's residency was performed at Kettering Medical Center.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Preventive Care

Dr. Ilan Zawadski, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
 

Dr. Ilan Zawadzki works as an adult nephrologist in Seattle, WA and Bellevue, WA. Dr. Zawadzki's areas of expertise include partial nephrectomy, renal artery stenosis, and glomerulonephritis. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and CHI Franciscan Health. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He takes Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Seattle Magazine: Top Doctors and Seattle Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Partial Nephrectomy, Glomerulonephritis, Tumor, Pheochromocytoma, Nephrotic Syndrome, Cyst, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deepa G Abraham, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
215 Lilly Road Ne
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Deepa Abraham's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: nystagmus, ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), and tear duct problems (lacrimal apparatus). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Abraham attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. Her professional affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and EvergreenHealth.

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All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Edema, Eyelid Problems, Herpes, Burns, Diabetic Eye Exam, Hypertension, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Andrea Corona
Specializes in Clinical Pharmacy
525 Lilly Road Ne
Olympia, WA
 

Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Cholesterol Problems, Weight Management

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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.