[heading font_size=”20px” color=”#284B80″]Hypertension is a leading risk factor in the development of cardiovascular disease. It is closely linked to our dietary and exercise habits, and bears a strong connection to a positive family history. Our speciality hypertension clinic aims at assessing baseline blood pressure, analysing the risk factors and treating this effectively through different modalities. [/heading]
Below is some information regarding why hypertension is important and why you should attend our clinic if you suffer from high blood pressure.
What is blood pressure?
Our heart pumps blood continuously throughout our body, supplying oxygen and nutrients to all tissues and vital organs. When the blood flows through the blood vessels, it exerts a pressure against the wall of the vessels. This pressure is called the blood pressure.
The blood pressure needs to remain within normal limits to ensure that adequate blood is supplied to all parts of the body. In certain cases, such as exercise or illness, blood pressure can rise as a normal response in order to provide more blood to the parts of the body that require it. However, in some cases, the blood pressure may rise and remain elevated even when the person is at rest and healthy.
What is the normal blood pressure?
The normal human blood pressure is between 120/80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) and 140/90 mmHg. At this pressure, blood flows at a normal rate into all organs including the kidneys, brain and the heart itself.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is defined as a blood pressure that consistently remains higher than 140/90 mmHg. As a result, the rate of blood flow to the vital organs is higher, and can result in damage to these organs.
What are the causes of high blood pressure?
High blood pressure can occur due a number of different causes. However, sometimes, there may be no cause identified. This is called essential hypertension. This often occurs in older individuals, but high blood pressure is not a condition limited to this group. Hypertension can even affect younger individuals in their 20s or 30s and needs investigating and treating. We offer a comprehensive analysis of patients who are diagnosed with hypertension, and provide evidence and guideline based treatments to manage this effectively.
What are the problems with high blood pressure?
Hypertension can increase the patients risk of developing kidney damage, visual loss, cerebrovascular disease (strokes, mini-strokes) and heart attacks. If left untreated, the damage can be irreversible and this can be very serious.
At Baliga Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd., we offer a comprehensive series of tests that will assess the cause of hypertension, aiding in effective long term management. Treatment involves lifestyle modification, dietary changes and medications. Home monitoring is essential and we also offer our patients a choice of different equipment that they can purchase at our online store.
What do we offer?
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- Blood tests – Hemoglobin, Fasting blood sugar, Full lipid profile, SGOT, Kidney function (sodium,potassium, creatinine), Urine analysis + microalbumin, Creatinine clearance
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Chest X-ray
- Consultation with clinical examination
- Full report
Our Hypertension Clinic
We run our speciality hypertension clinic every second Saturday of the month. However, we welcome patients at any other day of the week if they are unable to attend that day.
You can arrange to see us by giving us a call and booking an appointment – Click here for details.
Free Information Booklet Download
Download this free hypertension guide that will help you manage your blood pressure at home. Hand it to your friends and family if you wish!