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Hypertension

Hypertension



The Akshjyot Clinic has been launched with an aim to provide specialized and comprehensive hypertension treatment to patients suffering from High Blood Pressure. The Akshjyot Clinic has been set up to deal with the treatment of Hypertension and hypotension for :

  • The old age people having Isolated Systolic Hypertension (ISH).
  • Those who are Overweight or Obese. They are more likely to develop pre-hypertension or HBP. The terms "overweight" and "obesity" refer to body weight that's greater than what is considered healthy for a certain height.
  • Those who have had an angioplasty or a bypass surgery but continue to have chest pain despite optimal medical management.
  • Those who have an unhealthy lifestyle & are likely to raise the risk of developing HBP.
  • Those who are always in stress & under pressure.

What is Hypertension ?

Everybody has, and needs blood pressure. Without it, blood can't circulate through the body. And without circulating blood, vital organs can't get the oxygen and food that they need to work. So it's important to know about blood pressure and how to keep it within a healthy level.

Your heart pumping blood through the arteries puts pressure(tension) on the arterial walls. Hypertension (high blood pressure) occurs when blood pressure stays elevated over time. The increased pressure of hypertension puts strain on your circulatory system, which can ultimately lead to serious problems such as heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. It is therefore important to detect blood pressure before it causes serious damage.

According to many recent studies, the number of adults found to have high blood pressure is increasing rapidly, but because there are no symptoms, nearly one-third of these people don't know they have it. In fact, many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it. Hypertension is often called the "SILENT KILLER" because it does not show any symptoms until there is a serious physical damage in the body.. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked.

Normal blood pressure falls within a range; it's not one set of numbers.

Your heart beats about 60 to 80 times a minute under normal conditions. Your blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls when your heart relaxes between beats. Your blood pressure can change from minute to minute, with changes in posture, exercise or sleeping, but it should normally be less than 120/80 mm Hg for an adult. The higher (systolic) number represents the pressure while the heart is beating. The lower (diastolic) number represents the pressure when the heart is resting between beats.

How Do I Know If I Have High Blood Pressure ?

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms. In fact, many people have this disease for years without knowing it. Having high blood pressure (hypertension) doesn't mean you're tense, nervous or hyperactive. You can be a calm, relaxed person and still have hypertension. The only way to find out if you have this disease is to have your blood pressure checked! A blood pressure test is quick and painless. It can be done in a doctor's office, hospital clinic, company clinic or at a health camp.

A single high reading doesn't mean you have high blood pressure, but it's a sign that you need to watch your blood pressure carefully. If you have prehypertension, or if you have a family history of high blood pressure, you're at higher risk. Your doctor will tell you how often to have your blood pressure measured.

High blood pressure can occur in children or adults, but it's more common among people over the age of 35. It's particularly prevalent in urban working population, middle-aged and elderly people, obese people, heavy drinkers and women taking birth control pills. It may run in families, but many people with a strong family history of high blood pressure never have it. People with diabetes mellitus, gout or kidney disease are more likely to have high blood pressure too.

Once hypertension develops, it usually requires treatment with medication that must be taken everyday to prevent damage from high blood pressure. Your doctor can prescribe the right medication for you.

See your doctor regularly and have your blood pressure checked. Hypertension cannot always be prevented, but following the steps below can help lower your blood pressure to a normal acceptable range-

  • Loose excess body weight
  • Follow a healthy low salt, low fat diet
  • Stay physically active
  • Stop smoking and limit alcohol intake

24 Hours Ambulatory BP monitoring is done at Akshjyot Clinic. This is useful in young and anxious patients. First time increased BP detected patients can do it to confirm actual HTN.

Our Services :

  • ECG
  • Pathology
  • BP Monitoring - 24 Hours Ambulatory BP Monitoring