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Dr. Alfredo Angel Pegoraro, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
665 Peachwood Drive; Suite 1
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Pegoraro practices adult nephrology in Orange City, FL and Deland, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Pegoraro attended medical school at National University of Cordoba Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pegoraro accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Nephrotic Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Gout, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
750 W Plymouth Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Edwards sees patients in Deland, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University, Dr. Edwards attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Edwards is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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All Interests: Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Infections, Asthma, Osteoarthritis

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
927 N Spring Garden Avenue
Deland, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Patients gave Dr. Ahmed an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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