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We found 5 providers with an interest in hypertension near Olympia, WA.

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

Ms. Kimberly Newell's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of substance abuse, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She honors Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Gheorghe Plesiu practices general internal medicine. Dr. Plesiu's areas of expertise include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: partial nephrectomy, renal artery stenosis, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Zawadzki takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zawadzki include: Seattle Magazine: Top Doctors and Seattle Super Doctors. Dr. Zawadzki's hospital/clinic affiliations include Swedish Medical Center and CHI Franciscan Health.

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All Interests: Partial Nephrectomy, Glomerulonephritis, Tumor, Pheochromocytoma, Nephrotic Syndrome, Cysts, ... (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). She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Clinical interests for Dr. Abraham include nystagmus, ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), and tear duct problems (lacrimal apparatus). Dr. Abraham takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Abraham's 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

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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.