Elevate Health Group
Primary Care Physicians & Internists located in Glendale, CA & La Canada, CA
Dr. Tovmassian helps patients throughout Glendale, La Canada, and the Greater Los Angeles area who are working to manage their high blood pressure. From the practice, Elevate Health Group, Dr. Tovmassian and Dr. Derhartunian can provide advanced testing and treatment of hypertension, or high blood pressure, for all patients.
Hypertension Q & A
What is Hypertension?
Hypertension, commonly called high blood pressure, affects billions of individuals throughout the world and the treatment for the condition is a priority at Elevate Health Group. To better understand hypertension, it is beneficial to know that blood pressure itself if the force exerted on blood vessels as blood moves through them. Hypertension is defined as have higher reading than normal, at least 140 over 90 mmHg. This will not be an exact definition because blood pressure norms can change from person to person and high levels can fall under a few different ranges. If the patient’s blood pressure is higher than 159 over 99 it is viewed at a more severe condition surrounding blood pressure.
What Symptoms Are Seen with High Blood Pressure or Hypertension?
Hypertension can present will little to no symptoms for many people, however the longer it goes untreated the worse it can get and cause internal symptoms. Complications or symptoms which can go along with very high blood pressure include:
- A weakened heart
- Blood vessels in the eyes bleed or rupture
- Blood vessel narrowing
- An enlarged heart
- Aneurysms, which are atypical bulges in the walls of arteries
What Treatments Are Used for Hypertension?
Changes to a person’s lifestyle and habits can greatly impact their high blood pressure. Many doctors recommend that their patients cut down on the consumptions of salts and alcohol in addition to increasing the numbers of fruits, vegetables, and foods which are low in fats. Losing weight can also help to lower blood pressure. Regular physical activity can help to achieve weight loss goals and reduce blood pressure levels. Patients should also discontinue smoking and check to see if any medications they are taking could be contributing to their hypertension. If these changes do not work to lower blood pressure, medicines can be prescribed. The medication chosen will depend on the patient’s exact circumstances and any other conditions present.
All Major Insurances Accepted
Please call the office for any questions regarding insurance.
Words from our patients
""[Dr. Tovmassian]...is highly knowledgable and has amazing bedside manner. Highly recommended."
"Elevate Health Group has brought a whole new light to the way medicine is done in this city. I highly recommend both doctors and their services."
"Elevate Health Group showed me that some doctors do care and are willing to take as much time as it takes to explain why things happen and how you can improve issues."
"Dr. Tovmassian was very helpful and answered all of my questions. Best of all, I felt comfortable talking to him and will always be grateful..."
"Dr. Tovmassian was amazing, I am truly happy I made the choice to come see him. He was both thorough and caring."
" I highly recommend Dr. Tovmassian and Dr. Derhartunian they both have great experience and knowledge. They truly care for your health!"
"Dr. Derhartunian was great. I have long held back on visiting a physician, but I have now found one that I feel comfortable with. I highly recommend..."
"So glad I found Dr. Tovmassian, he is simply the best. I was suffering from significant allergies"
"Caring, thorough, and overall excellent doctor. I recommend this practice highly"