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's specialty is general internal medicine. She honors Medicare insurance. For her residency, Dr. Mihalcea trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Mihalcea (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian and German.

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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 and practices in Lacey, WA and Olympia, WA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of substance abuse, diabetes, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Ms. Newell accepts Medicare insurance.

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All Interests: Diabetes, Substance Abuse, Chronic Illness, High Cholesterol, Women's Health Issues, Mental Health ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gheorghe Plesiu's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Plesiu include diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Plesiu obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kettering Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is adult nephrology. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Zawadzki's clinical interests: partial nephrectomy, renal artery stenosis, and glomerulonephritis. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Zawadzki has received the following distinctions: Seattle Magazine: Top Doctors and Seattle Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Overlake Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Bellevue Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Abraham's clinical interests: nystagmus, allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergy), and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). She is professionally affiliated with EvergreenHealth, Swedish Cherry Hill Campus, and Swedish First Hill Campus. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Abraham trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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Andrea Corona
Specializes in Clinical Pharmacy
525 Lilly Road Ne
Olympia, WA
 

Ms. Andrea Corona works as a clinical pharmacist in Olympia, WA. Ms. Corona is affiliated with St. Peter Family Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hypertension (high blood pressure)

All Interests: Hypertension, Lifestyle Modification, 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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