For the measurement of central blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and overall cardiac risks, IPC Heart Care has excellent testing equipment. There have been too many instances where patient have approached IPC stating that they have symptoms which are not going away, and all doctors have stated in the past that their blood pressure is fine. Many of these patients were not at all regular. Often, during certain activities, or at certain times of the day, blood pressure increases, and slips when other health centres or physicians warn them. Blood pressure looks normal on the arm occasionally, but our study indicates that the blood pressure of some arteries is not normal.
We not only measure blood pressure on the arm at the IPC, but we also use SphygomoCor (TM) to measure central aortic blood pressure. SphygomoCor (TM) from IPC was the 2nd in the country, and many large hospitals don’t have one even today! To measure the pressure on the heart itself, this simple, non-invasive test is used. It tells us whether the arteries have become stiff and whether the heart has been compromised by blood pressure. If required, IPC also has outpatient monitors to monitor blood pressure for 24 hours or more.
Since … In each particular case, IPC Delves Deep Into the Root Causes of Hypertension:
The contributing factors of hypertension are subject to a thorough investigation.
Since our excellent diagnosis lets us devise an exact individualized reversal strategy for each patient for hypertension:
The designated team of specialists chalks out a tailor-made Hypertension Reversal Program until a complete diagnosis and evaluation of the causes of hypertension are carried out.
Hypertensive patients are commonly divided into 2 groups: Hypertension without heart disease and Hypertension accompanied by heart disease. Depending on the patient’s individual needs, the Hypertension Reversal Program provides nutrition suggestions and therapy, fitness plans, stress management services, relaxation and meditation sessions, and allopathic medicine. Arterial Clearance Therapy / Chelation Therapy and/or EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) Therapy may also be prescribed in certain cases of hypertension with heart disease or high-risk uncontrolled hypertension patients. There are, however, strict patient-selection guidelines that we adopt here, and before deciding on the appropriateness of these treatments, they must completely be followed.
Since … IPC actively assists in the rehabilitation of a patient and motivates the patient’s equally active participation:
Whatever the degree of seriousness of your illness, IPC is respected for its active role in the healing process of any patient. Having said that, we at IPC also encourage our patients to take an active interest in their health and become responsible for their own health. Not much can ever be done without the patients’ help with lifestyle improvements, etc.
IPC also prescribes blood pressure allopathic medication. Taking medication recommended by your doctor is very important, as high blood pressure can lead to many complications. With our systematic hypertension reversal program that discusses all the aspects of hypertension and its particular root causes, our target is to lower your blood pressure. The doses of allopathic medicine can be steadily lowered until this occurs. We have many cardiologists on our staff, and each and every case is personally supervised by Dr. Pratiksha, Preventive Cardiologist, and Chair of IPC Heart Care.
IPC has a number of nutritionists specializing in heart-related disorders such as blood pressure. How critical the function of diet is for lowering blood pressure can not be emphasized enough. Recommendations on diet are very unique to particular cases. Our dieticians are always able to have any amount of one-on-one sessions with patients and to answer all diet and nutrition queries.
Our team at IPC, including cardiologists, will carry out an exercise routine for you after a full review of health and fitness trends, including stress assessments. To relax the arteries and make them more pliable, cardiovascular exercise does wonders, thereby enhancing blood supply and reducing blood pressure. All exercise is done under the tiniest monitoring of your vital signs, etc., and we do not drive you beyond your level of comfort.
Any time and any day, our stress counselors are there for you. So, please ask for their assistance. At their work, they are truly great. Not only are they qualified, but they are also very knowledgeable in helping people cope with their issues, getting a healthy perspective on them, and learning how to deal with them in the best way possible.
Stress management at IPC involves yoga, meditation, which you are welcome to do for as long as you want or practice at home after studying how it is done, under the guidance of our teachers at either of our IPC centers. We also have a variety of books on yoga, meditation, and relaxation methods written by different IPC members, as well as audio CDs on relaxation. All proceeds from the selling of such items go to the IPC Foundation.
EDTA Chelation Therapy is a non-surgical medical procedure that, by removing toxic metals (such as lead and cadmium) and relocating abnormally placed metallic ions in the body, enhances metabolic and circulatory function in several different ways. In certain instances of hypertension followed by heart failure, this medication may be prescribed.
ECP / EECP is a non-invasive procedure that, when caused by atherosclerosis, or blocked arteries, helps to relieve blood pressure. Treatment with ECP / EECP activates and accelerates the development and permanence of collateral circulation. When hypertension is followed by blockages in the coronary or other large arteries, this therapy may be recommended.
We would also like to emphasize here that for therapies such as ECP / EECP and Chelation, the proper patient selection process is most important. These therapies are not sufficient for everyone. Unfortunately, there are individuals and centers providing these treatments today, as with any other treatment, when they are not allowed to do so. Consequently, people with contraindicated health problems can be coaxed into taking them, or people who do not require these treatments. These therapies can prove to be dangerous or even fatal for people with some health conditions ( e.g. reduced renal function chelation) and even for safe or suitable candidates if they do not follow proper protocols during administration.
What Is Blood Pressure?
In short, “blood pressure” is the force exerted to the walls of the arteries by the influx of blood as the heart pumps it. We calculate this blood-flow pressure against the arterial walls when we test ‘blood pressure.’ There are two readings when blood pressure is measured. “Systolic blood pressure” is one, and “diastolic blood pressure” is the other. The first figure, which is the greater number, is systolic blood pressure. It reflects the force with which blood flows into the arteries from the heart. The second lower number is systolic blood pressure, which is the force that relaxes the heart and allows the blood to flow back into it.
What is high blood pressure/hypertension?
The persistent condition of elevated pressure in the arteries is “hypertension” or “high blood pressure.” The WHO (World Health Organization) has made “natural blood pressure” guidelines more rigorous today. While the standard used to be set at 120/80, it was lowered to 115/75 today. While anything from 130 to 139 / 80 to 89 is considered mildly elevated, it is important to note that with a one-off high reading, a person should not be considered to have “high blood pressure/hypertension”. If they are nervous, several individuals have elevated blood pressure levels at a doctor’s office. The rule of thumb is that a person should have 3 elevated readings on different occasions in order to be identified as having “high blood pressure” or “hypertension”. Plus, if a doctor notices a high reading, he normally asks the patient to lie down, helps him relax, and then re-measures his blood pressure.
Based on the causes of hypertension, hypertension can actually be divided into several different groups, whether it is age-related or induced by some other condition; whether hypertension is either systolic or diastolic or both, etc. “Some individuals often identify” hypertension types “as” mild,” “moderate “and” extreme “based on severity. However, hypertension is usually classified as’ Primary Hypertension’ and’ Secondary Hypertension’ on the basis of etiology.
Generally, primary hypertension is age-related. Our arteries tend to harden as we age, and the passages that blood passes into tend to narrow. This results in the heart, which increases blood pressure, having to pump blood harder.
High blood pressure, which results from some other cause, is secondary hypertension. In infants, secondary hypertension can also be seen. Some of the causes of secondary hypertension include renal disorders, certain endocrine disorders, the aorta’s congenital narrowing, and preeclampsia or eclampsia during pregnancy.
Symptoms of Hypertension
Hypertension does not come with any symptoms too frequently until it is too late. That is why “the silent killer” is sometimes referred to as that. Therefore, having blood pressure calculated from time to time is extremely necessary. Blood pressure symptoms can be somewhat different from person to person. Any of the signs of high blood pressure or hypertension are fatigue, nausea, visual problems, dizziness, exhaustion, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, angina, palpitations, low exercise, or exercise resistance. They are not confined to the signs of high blood pressure/hypertension. Hypertension can and sometimes does, if left unchecked or uncontrolled, lead to fatal complications.
Complications of high blood pressure or hypertension include, but are not limited to:
Death comes to many, as a result of the complications of hypertension. No one with this disease should take it lightly.
In the treatment of hypertension, the key goal is to reduce blood pressure to something below 140/90. The treatment of hypertension typically has two aspects: pharmacological and lifestyle-related. Lifestyle improvements are also appropriate for patients with chronic, slightly elevated blood pressure. Blood pressure should be checked periodically, however, and if high blood pressure continues, medication is often forced on the person.
The following forms of medications used to treat hypertension are used in allopathic medicine: diuretics, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers ( ARBs), direct-acting vasodilators, centrally-acting agents, etc.
In the care and control of hypertension, lifestyle change is a very significant factor. A low sodium diet, daily exercise, reduced alcohol intake, smoking cessation, and weight loss are commonly recommended for patients with hypertension.
When hypertension (high blood pressure) occurs, treatment with medication that must be taken on a regular basis to avoid harm from high blood pressure is generally needed. The best drug for you can be recommended by your doctor. Dr. Pratiksha G Gandhi will help to reduce those who are on heavy medications, and avoid long-term complications. Our Hypertension Reversal Program in Mumbai will help you keep your hypertension in check, and can also be cured.