Hypertension- A Major Health Threat | Max Healthcare

Get Second Opinion

Doc Connect

Hospital : 
Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
Description: 
  • Robotic Urological Surgery: 15 years journey 
    Dr. Rahul Yadav, Dr. Anant Kumar
  • Robotic surgery is the latest in advanced onco surgical procedures 
    Dr. Harit Chaturvedi
  • Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty & balloon dilatation of aortic coarctation in a 10 year old child 
    Dr. Neeraj Awasthy, Dr. Sushil Shukla
  • Role of CT/MR imaging and echocardiography in evaluation of valsalva sinus aneurysm 
    Dr. Reena Anand, Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Divya Malhotra, Dr. Bharat Aggarwal
  • Risk factors for patients undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer
    Ms. Kanika Arora, Ms. Ritika Samaddar
  • Radiology Case of The Month 
    Dr. Nafisa Shakir Batta, Dr. Dhruv Jain
Date: 
October, 2015 :15
Emergency Call Button

DELHI / NCR : 011-4055 4055

MOHALI : 0172-665 2666

DEHRADUN : 0135-667 3666

BATHINDA : 0164-660 1666

New Stent Prices

Sr. No. Type Name of Manufacturer Price to Patient (Including local taxes per NPPA order) for Delhi, UP & Uttarakhand Price to Patient (Including local taxes per NPPA order) for Haryana Price to Patient (Including local taxes per NPPA order) for Punjab
1 Xience Prime Drug Eluting Stent Abbott Healthcare Pvt.Ltd 24999 24999 24999.00
2 Xience V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent Abbott Healthcare Pvt.Ltd 24999 24999 24999.00
3 Endeavor Sprint Stent India Medtronic Pvt. Ltd 31080 31080 31635.00
4 Biomime Drug Eluting Stent Meril Lifesciences Ltd 31080 31080 31635.00
5 Metafor Drug Eluting Stent Meril Lifesciences Ltd 31080 31080 31635.00
6 Supraflex Sirolimus Eluting Stent Sahajanand Medical Technologies Pvt Ltd 31080 31080 31635.00
7 Yukon Choice Flex Stent Translumina Therapeutics LLP 31080 31154 31635.00
8 Cobal+C Mini Stent Relisys Medical Devices Ltd 7623 7641 7759

Hypertension- A Major Health Threat

Home >> Blogs >> Nephrology >> Hypertension- A Major Health Threat

Clinical Directorate

For more info please call 011-4732 6969, 9999 777 754, or mail at homecare@maxhealthcare.com

Hypertension

Hypertension- A Major Health Threat

Untitled-1
HOD & Sr. Consultant - Nephrology & Hypertension
Nephrology

What comes to your mind when you hear, know your numbers? No, we're not talking about numerology and definitely not about your grades. We would want to bring your focus on this sleeping volcano which can erupt any moment causing severe malfunction of the central nervous system thereby impacting other vital parts of the body. Hence, it urges every individual, young or old, to get their blood pressure checked at regular intervals. The normal numbers are 120/80, which essentially shows the peak and minimum pressure at which blood flows to the arteries. Anything other than this is considered an irregularity and requires physician intervention.

What are the reasons for the irregularity?

The sedentary lifestyle we lead, our habits (smoking, alcohol, and high sodium intake) stress we undergo on any given day act as catalysts to a high blood pressure, which is also referred to as Hypertension. Hypertension can lead to damaged organs, as well as several illnesses, such as renal failure (kidney failure), aneurysm, heart failure, stroke, or heart attack. Researchers have even reported that high blood pressure during middle age may raise the risk of cognitive decline later in life.

What are the symptoms of Hypertension?

There is no guarantee that a person with hypertension will present any symptoms of the condition. About 33% of people actually do not know that they have high blood pressure, and this ignorance can last for years. For this reason, it is advisable to undergo periodic blood pressure screenings even when no symptoms are present.

Extremely high blood pressure may lead to some symptoms such as:

  • Severe headaches
  • Fatigue or confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea Problems with vision
  • Chest pains
  • Breathing problems
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Blood in the urine

How is Hypertension treated?

High blood pressure may be treated medically, by changing lifestyle factors, or a combination of the two. Important lifestyle changes include losing weight, quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, reducing sodium intake, exercising regularly, and limiting alcohol consumption. However, if Hypertension is chronic or induced due to secondary factors like pregnancy for instance, one must consult a physician and decide a course of treatment.