Hypertension Specialist

Health One Family Medicine -  - Family Medicine

Health One Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Primary Care Physicians located in Irving, TX

Hypertension is a leading cause of heart disease, strokes, and other serious medical issues in both men and women. Dr. Shalin Parikh and Dr. Shopana Ganpath have extensive experience in providing ongoing management of high blood pressure in patients at Health One Family Medicine, helping men and women in Irving, Texas, avoid serious complications.

Hypertension Q & A

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure usually causes no noticeable symptoms, which means many men and women can have hypertension without knowing it until they have a more serious medical event like a heart attack or stroke. Having blood pressure evaluated on a regular basis is important for diagnosing hypertension as early as possible so it can be treated.

What risk factors are associated with high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is more common among people who:

  • are older

  • are overweight or obese

  • lead inactive or sedentary lives

  • smoke

  • abuse alcohol

  • consume diets high in unhealthy fats

  • have a family history of hypertension or heart disease

  • have diabetes

How is high blood pressure treated?

Treatment of high blood pressure typically involves a combination of lifestyle changes and medication designed to reduce blood pressure. Being more physically active, eating a diet low in unhealthy fats and high in fiber, quitting smoking, and losing excess weight may help lower pressure in many people. Seeing the doctor on a routine basis is also important for ensuring medication dosing remains optimized for the patient's needs, especially as they get older or their risk factors change. Sometimes, other tests will be recommended to check for heart disease, diabetes or other medical issues. At Health One Family Medicine, every treatment plan is carefully developed and tailored based on each patient's specific needs.

Insurance

At Health One Family Medicine, we value the health of every family member and want to make sure that our services are affordable for every patient. For that reason, we accept a wide variety of insurances. If you have any questions about the type of insurances we accept, please call our office. There will be a $25 charge for any missed appointments that are not cancelled 24 hours in advance. **Please Note: We are not accepting Molina, TRICARE, or Ambetter Insurance.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Humana
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
United Healthcare