Hypertension is a medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. Also known as high blood pressure, it is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. It can lead to serious health problems, such as heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure. Treatment for hypertension typically includes lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and reducing stress. Medications may also be prescribed to help lower blood pressure.
Types of Hypertension
1. Primary hypertension (essential hypertension) – This is the most common type of hypertension, and it has no identifiable cause.
2. Secondary hypertension – This type of hypertension is caused by an underlying medical condition, such as kidney disease, sleep apnea, or an endocrine disorder.
3. Resistant hypertension – This type of hypertension is resistant to treatment with lifestyle changes and medications.
4. Malignant hypertension – This is a rare and severe form
Dr. Calm Approach for Treating Hypertension
Traditionally doctors prescribe medications to control hypertension. Also some dietary and lifestyle changes are often suggested. But often, the change in lifestyle part is largely ignored or it is not necessarily rooted in latest scientific evidence.
Stress, poor dietary habits, and lack of proper exercise impact your blood pressure control. But often, establishing new habits and developing lifestyle changes is difficult. It’s because of lack of scientific approaches, proper guidance, and good support system. Dr. Calm will fill that gap for you.
The goal is to attain a point where your BP medications to be totally eliminated where possible or use the least number of medications with the least possible dosage. We will work towards that in a step-by-step fashion.