Integrated Healthcare Medical Group Inc. -  - Primary Care Physician

Integrated Healthcare Medical Group Inc.

Primary Care Physicians & Pediatricians located in Redondo Beach, CA & Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

High Blood Pressure Specialist

Many men and women may have high blood pressure without even knowing it. Dr. Broukhim provides patients in Redondo Beach, CA, and Westwood, CA, with the diagnostic and management services they need to keep their blood pressure under control and avoid risks like heart disease and stroke.
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High Blood Pressure Q & A

What is blood pressure?

Blood pressure refers to the pressure of the blood as it pushes up against your artery walls. As your blood circulates, it's being pumped by your heart. Every pump causes the blood to surge against the walls of your arteries. The measurement of this surging action is your blood pressure.

What is high blood pressure?

Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Although “normal” blood pressure levels can vary based on lots of factors like age and physical fitness, for most people, normal blood pressure is considered to be no higher than 120/80 mm Hg. When blood pressure exceeds normal levels, it can cause damage not only to the artery walls, but also to the organs that must bear the brunt of the increased pressure. That's why it's important to monitor your blood pressure and do all you can to keep it under control.

How can I tell if I have high blood pressure?

High blood pressure rarely causes any symptoms on its own; many people have no idea they have high blood pressure until they have it tested, or until they suffer a serious event like a heart attack or stroke.

What causes high blood pressure?

Several factors can contribute to high blood pressure including:

  • being overweight

  • smoking

  • older age

  • heredity

  • stress

  • poor diet

  • sedentary lifestyle

  • kidney disease

What are the risks of having high blood pressure?

Untreated high blood pressure can cause damage to your arteries, your heart, your kidneys and other organs. It also puts you at a higher risk for heart attack and stroke. Studies have also linked high blood pressure with dementia.

How is high blood pressure treated?

Adhering to a healthy, low-fat diet, getting plenty of exercise and quitting smoking are the best ways to manage high blood pressure; when those methods don't work, there are medications that can help keep pressure in a normal range.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Integrated Healthcare Medical Group accepts most private insurance, Medicarel, Industrial Medicine (Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, and Immigration).  To the right is a short list of what we accept.  If you have any questions, please contact our office.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Blue Shield of California

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