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We found 4 providers with an interest in hypertension and who accept Humana near Waupaca, WI.

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Dr. Ellen Turner Wenberg, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
710 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Ellen Wenberg sees patients in Waupaca, WI. Her medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: gynecological problems, menopause, and cryotherapy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Wenberg performed her residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Wenberg is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Patrick C Mannebach, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Patrick Mannebach's medical specialty is adult cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Mannebach's clinical interests: high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), carotid artery disease, and atrial fibrillation. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Mannebach is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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Dr. Daniel M Sutton, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
710 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Daniel Sutton works as a family practice physician and emergency medicine specialist in Waupaca, WI. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, colposcopy, and trigger point injections. Dr. Sutton is affiliated with ThedaCare. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Sutton honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Russell F Butkiewicz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
710 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Russell Butkiewicz's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Butkiewicz include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Dr. Butkiewicz is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Butkiewicz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

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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.