Bumrungrad Health Briefs #5: Hypertension: The Silent Killer

Bumrungrad Health Briefs #5: Hypertension: The Silent Killer 

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a critical health issue where the force of blood against artery walls is dangerously high. Dubbed the "silent killer," it often manifests without symptoms, making it particularly insidious. This condition significantly elevates the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are among the top causes of mortality globally. 

Primary hypertension, the most common type, develops gradually without a specific cause, influenced by genetics, age, lifestyle, and dietary habits. Secondary hypertension, arising from conditions like kidney disease or hormonal disorders, is less frequent. 

Preventative strategies are crucial. Lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy weight, regular exercise, a balanced diet low in salt, moderate alcohol consumption, and avoiding tobacco, are key. Importantly, regular check-ups and screenings are vital for early detection. Since hypertension typically lacks early symptoms, routine blood pressure monitoring is essential for identifying and managing it before it leads to more severe complications. 

At Bumrungrad International Hospital, the Heart Institute is at the forefront of managing hypertension. Our specialists employ advanced diagnostic tools for accurate assessment and diagnosis. We offer personalized treatment plans, including medication, lifestyle modification advice, and continuous monitoring. Our comprehensive approach ensures holistic care, addressing all aspects contributing to hypertension. We also provide educational resources and support groups, helping patients take an active role in their health management. 

Hypertension demands vigilant management and early detection through regular check-ups and screenings. With the right approach, including the specialized care available at Bumrungrad Heart Institute, individuals can effectively manage their blood pressure and maintain a healthy life. 

Heart Institute | Bumrungrad Hospital Bangkok Thailand 


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