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

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. Dr. Mihalcea (or staff) is conversant in Romanian and German. For her professional training, Dr. Mihalcea completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Dementia, Diabetes, Chronic Illness

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

Ms. Kimberly Newell specializes in family medicine and general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise consist of substance abuse, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Ms. Newell takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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 sees patients in Olympia, WA. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Plesiu include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Plesiu is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a graduate of Kettering Medical Center's residency program.

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

Dr. Ilan Zawadzki, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
700 Lilly Road Northeast
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Ilan Zawadzki specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Zawadzki's clinical interests include partial nephrectomy, renal artery stenosis, and glomerulonephritis. His professional affiliations include Overlake Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Bellevue Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for 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.

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All Interests: Partial Nephrectomy, Glomerulonephritis, Pheochromocytoma, Nephrotic Syndrome, Cysts, Interstitial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Deepa Abraham is an ophthalmologist. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Abraham performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. These areas are among her clinical interests: nystagmus, allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy), and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). She accepts Medicare insurance. Her hospital/clinic 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
 

Ms. Andrea Corona's area of specialization is clinical pharmacy. She is professionally affiliated with St. Peter Family Medicine.

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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.

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