Hypertension is also known as High Blood Pressure (High BP) is a major risk factor for heart attacks, heart failure, kidney failure, stroke-paralysis and loss of memory. The normal BP level for all adults should be under 140/90 mm Hg day and night. If the patient also has diabetes, the BP level should be close to 130/80 mm Hg. This is significant considering that only 50% of those with hypertension are aware of their condition. In certain sectors, the awareness is as dismally low as 10%.
“Of the total adult population approximately half are estimated to be hypertensive, but only half of these are diagnosed with hypertension. Surprisingly only half of those who are diagnosed are started on treatment. Of those on treatment, half of them are on appropriate (Correct) treatment. Of those on correct treatment only half ultimately achieve desirable (Target) blood pressure. Such is the magnitude of the problem. To simply put it only 25 individuals out of 800 deservings for treatment, are aptly treated.”
Once hypertension is documented, certain lifestyle changes have to be made, including reduction of salt intake, alcohol consumption, and weight, besides greater physical activity and use of an individual antihypertensive drug or drug combinations as initial therapy.
Hardas Heart Care Hypertension Clinic provides expertise in treating patients who have complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension and its co-morbidities which is focused on enhancing hypertension patient care. As a speciality clinic, we provide you access to specialists from internal medicine, endocrinology, nephrology, vascular surgery, and cardiology to advise you on the best ways to manage your high blood pressure
Hypertension Clinic Services:
- Individual Evaluation.
- 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring studies.
- Home blood pressure measuring training.