If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to numerous health problems, including heart disease and stroke. Dr. Sam Abraham is a doctor of internal medicine serving the Richardson, Texas area that has helped many patients reduce their blood pressure to safe levels.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a problem that affects the arteries in your body. Blood pressure is the ratio of how much blood your heart pumps to the resistance of blood flow. When a person has high blood pressure, the heart has to work harder to pump blood through the body because there is more resistance in the arteries.
High blood pressure is measured in systolic (the pressure when your heart beats) and diastolic (the pressure when your heart is resting) rates. A normal blood pressure has a systolic measure of 120 and a diastolic measure of 80. High blood pressure levels start at 140 over 90.
Usually, there are not many symptoms of high blood pressure, which is why it is known as a silent killer. Some people may feel shortness of breath with minimal exertion or have frequent headaches or nosebleeds. However, these symptoms usually occur whenever high blood pressure has reached a very high and life-threatening level.
There is no one identifiable cause of high blood pressure in adults. Typical risk factors include smoking, being overweight and sedentary, consuming too much salt and alcohol, stress, and getting older.
Genetics also play an important role in blood pressure. If you have a family history of hypertension, then you will be much more likely to develop it yourself. Certain disease and their treatments can cause high blood pressure, including kidney disease, thyroid disorders, and sleep apnea.
Changing your lifestyle by eating healthier and exercising is the best way to treat high blood pressure. Doctors may also prescribe certain medications such as thiazide diuretics or beta blockers to help lower your levels.
All major insurance plans accepted including medicare. For any questions please contact our offices. * We do not accept Medicaid.
I love Dr. Abraham and his entire staff. Everyone is very warm and friendly, yet professional.
Unbelievable! Dr. Abraham and his staff really listen and treat a patient with utmost respect.
Top notch doctor and staff - very dedicated. They were on time, listened and did not rush me. A very pleasant experience!!
Clean, comfortable office. The doctor very personable and seems genuinely concerned about the patient.
"This office is by far the best doctors office I have been a patient at! The staff is beyond friendly and accommodating- Dr.Abraham is both professional and kind."
"The doctor understands your needs and practices in a safe manner. Great primary care physician to have!"
"Dr. Abraham is a great doctor! He really took the time to listen to me and answer all my questions. The office is clean and conveniently located off of George Bush."
"Going to the Dr. is usually a nightmare, his staff were so helpful and nice that I will DEFINITELY come back!!!!"