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Treatment for Hypertension in Bangalore

What is an Hypertension ?

Hypertension is also named blood pressure. It’s a major health problem to the entire world due to its prevalence and it can lead to several health complications and an increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Advanced, best diagnosis, and treatment will decline the complications of coronary heart disease and stroke. Due to a lack of awareness for hypertension in India, patients with hypertension are unaware of their health complications. Dr.Siri Kamath is the Best Doctor for Hypertension in Bangalore, where patients will get the best screening, diagnosis, and patients will get the best awareness of hypertension and will provide the Best Treatment for Hypertension.

What is an Hypertension ?

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a common condition wherein the force of the blood flowing through the arteries is high enough to cause deleterious effects on the heart. The detrimental effect of high BP on the heart develops over years.

Symptoms

Recent studies have shown that about of 33% urban and of 25% rural Indians are hypertensive. Of all hypertensive patients, only 25-40% are aware that they have high BP.

  • A person can have undetected hypertension for years as most of the time there are no symptoms
  • Even without symptoms, damage to the blood vessels and heart continues and can be detected on performing an ECHO Cardiogram.
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases the risk of serious health problems, such as heart attack, heart failure, and stroke

Reasons

Many factors can lead to the development of high BP:

  • Diabetes: Prevalence of hypertension in diabetics is 1.5 to 2.0 times more than in the non-diabetic population
  • Unhealthy Diet: Eating food that is rich in salt, sugar, saturated and trans fat and failing to include an adequate amount of fruits and vegetables in the diet can lead to hypertension
  • Physical Inactivity: Sedentary behavior has been associated with elevated systolic and diastolic BP
  • Obesity: Obesity due to unhealthy dietary patterns and reduced levels of physical activity is associated with many important hormonal alterations in the body that regulated blood circulation and fluid status of the body, thus leading to hypertension
  • Alcohol intake: long term alcohol intake and binge drinking both are associated with hypertension
  • Tobacco Use: Smoking or chewing tobacco immediately raise BP.  Also, the chemicals in tobacco can damage the lining of walls of arteries leading to narrowing of arteries. This increases the risk of heart disease.

     Secondhand smoke also can increase your heart disease risk

  • Genetics and Family History: Genes are likely to play a role in the development of High BP. It is also likely that people with a family history of high BP share common environmental factors, eating patterns, and life style habits

Treatment

Vast array of medications are available for the treatment of high BP. Various patient factors need to be considered before starting treatment:

  • Age of patient with coexisting diseases
  • Weight of patient and dietary patterns
  • Work-related stress and travel and the ability /willingness to take medications for BP
  • All the above factors are analyzed before deciding which class/classes of medication will be best suited for each patient, also the importance of a good diet, adequate sleep, and exercise are repeatedly stressed in each visit.

Stress Reduction

  • Meditation, Yoga, and Warm bath help relieve stress
  • Avoid consuming alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, and junk foods
  • Reduce salt intake
  • Add more fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid eating total fat foods
  • Manage body weight

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