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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
420 East Main Street; Building 2, Suite 3
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Belinda Chan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chan's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
420 East Main Street; Building 2
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Bayode Afolalu's specialty is adult nephrology. Dr. Afolalu is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. Dr. Afolalu is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Renal Biopsy, Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
420 East Main Street; Building #2
Branford, CT
 

Dr. David Simon is an adult nephrology specialist in Orange, CT, Branford, CT, and North Haven, CT. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simon accepts. Dr. Simon has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Iron Deficiency, Anemia, Dialysis, Kidney Problems

Specializes in Family Medicine
652 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Alan Weiss specializes in family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Weiss speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Pneumonia, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Durham Road; Building 3
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Fraser Lawrence's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Lawrence completed his residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawrence's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Sports Health, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Durham Road; Building 3, Unit C-1
Guilford, CT
 

Dr. Gregory Mulvey's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Mulvey accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes, Heart Failure, Hypertension

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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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