Hypertension also known as high blood pressure, is a long-term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure usually does not cause symptoms. Long-term high blood pressure, however, is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, vision loss, and chronic kidney disease.
KMC health care experts observe and implement closely with clients in a steps by steps assessment and follow proper management process starting from:
1.Comparison of blood pressure guidelines (elderly, people with diabetes, with kidney disease and etc.)
2. Lifestyle modification,
3. Dietary Intake Plan,
4. Stress Management.
Once the diagnosis of hypertension has been made. Our healthcare experts identify the underlying cause based on risk factors and other symptoms if present.
• We minimize poor quality and erroneous prescribing by properly prescribing of medication especially on drug combination.
• .Appropriate and Suitable Laboratory Test considering several classes of drugs basing on their assessment and client condition.
• We do provide strategies to reduce the consequences of high blood pressure and reduce the need for antihypertensive drug therapy.
Lifestyle changes are recommended to lower blood pressure, before starting drug therapy. Effective lifestyle modification may lower blood pressure as much as an individual antihypertensive drug.
You Must Know
High blood pressure is classified as either primary (essential) high blood pressure or secondary high blood pressure. About 90–95% of cases are primary, defined as high blood pressure due to nonspecific lifestyle and genetic factors. Lifestyle factors that increase the risk include excess salt, excess body weight, smoking, and alcohol. Secondary high blood pressure, defined as high blood pressure due to an identifiable cause, such as chronic kidney disease, narrowing of the kidney arteries, an endocrine disorder, or the use of birth control pills
Lifestyle changes and medications can lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of health complications. Lifestyle changes include weight loss, decreased salt intake, physical exercise, and a healthy diet. If lifestyle changes are not sufficient then blood pressure medications are used.