Hypertension Diagnosis

Alarming Rise in High Blood Pressure Cases in India

As we all are aware of the fact that the changes in our lifestyle has made us vulnerable to a multitude of diseases and hypertension is just one of them. An estimation clearly shows that about 10% of deaths every year are caused due to this disease and the percentage is still rising at an alarming rate, which is an issue of concern. From 5%, the number of cases of hypertension have risen up to 20-40% in the last three decades in the urban areas. This is the reason why it is necessary to go for hypertension diagnosis / high blood pressure test, before, itleads to other health problems.

But the question is, what is hypertension or in what we say in most common terms, high B.P. and how is it caused. A person is said to be suffering from it if her/his blood pressure remains over 140/90 mmHg. It is considered to be of two types – primary and secondary hypertension. If no proper attention is paid, it may eventually cause heart problems, and even heart attack.

Some of the most common causes of heart attack are obesity, smoking, excessive drinking of alcohol and family history. Therefore, it is necessary that you undergo hypertension diagnosis or high blood pressure test after regular intervals, to prevent this medical condition to aggravate further.

What Factors are Responsible for Hypertension?

Without a shadow of doubt, one can certainly that it is the change in our lifestyle and our eating habits that are mainly responsible for a number of diseases. As discussed above, hypertension is of two types, primary and secondary.

  1. The reasons are, our changing mode of living. Lack of exercises, getting indulged in smoking and drinking habits excessively, stress, anxiety, excessive intake of salt, are some of the reasons of primary hypertension. A survey has revealed the fact that in 95% of the cases, the real cause cannot be determined.
  2. Secondary hypertension is caused by kidney disease and several endocrine conditions. Sleep apnea, thyroid problems, diabetes are some of the other reasons of this disease.
How Can It Be Treated?

Somewhere, human beings are themselves responsible for the number of diseases they are suffering from, because we lose ourselves so much in following the daily routine that we tend to sideline our health issues.

Doctors suggest that by bringing about necessary changes in our lifestyle, we can get rid of many health problems and hypertension is one of them.

  1. Taking healthy diet
  2. Weight control
  3. Quit smoking
  4. Doing regular physical exercises
  5. Yoga and meditation
  6. Reducing the intake of caffeine and nicotine, which leads to deposition of plaque in the arteries.

However, in some situations, bringing about these changes in lifestyle may not work if a person is a victim of secondary hypertension. In such cases, there is an urgency to consult the doctor regarding the medicines.

Hypertension Diagnosis Or High Blood Pressure Test

It is important to note that if no proper attention is paid, hypertension can often lead to serious complications or heart problems. Therefore, this poses a need to go for hypertension diagnosis/ high blood pressure test and it is further important to choose a well esteemed laboratory for pathology tests and services.

MolQ laboratories has been in the healthcare industry for the past 5 years and within such a short span of time, we have been able to develop a strong ground for ourselves. We take proper care of our patients because we believe that, “their health is our wealth.”

We offer hypertension diagnosis/ high blood pressure test to our clients to help them determine whether they are suffering from hypertension or not :

  1. Blood Pressure Check: We check blood pressure of our patients to know if it falls in the normal range.
  2. Urine and Blood Test: This is yet another test performed to check if a person is suffering from hypertension.
  3. Electrocardiogram (ECG): Our well experienced pathologists also perform this test to ensure if there is of enlargement of the heart or high blood pressure.
  4. Kidney Function Test
  5. Lipid profile
  6. Serum electrolytes, autoimmune markers
  7. We perform tests to check cortisol and aldosterone levels.
  8. Ultrasound of renal vessels.
  9. We perform tests to check serum and urine catecholamines levels.
  10. HbA1c
Possible Symptoms

Some possible symptoms of hypertension are:

  1. Hissing or buzzing sound in the ears
  2. Headaches
  3. Frequent fainting
  4. Vertigo
  5. Shortness of breath
  6. Lightheadedness
  7. Dizziness

If you experience these symptoms regularly, you must undergo a hypertension diagnosis, to keep your blood pressure in check.

MolQ- A Trusted Healthcare Laboratory

MolQ is ISO certified (9001:2008), is NABL accredited and is in the process of adhering to the policies and guidelines of CAP accreditation. We have been in the healthcare industry since 2010 and within this span of time, we have proved our competences and established a well esteemed name for ourselves in the industry. We offer hypertension blood tests to our patients at minimal costs and moreover, our expert team of medical professionals also offer consulting services to our patients so that they can overcome their medical condition rapidly. We are a preferred choice of our customers because for us, their health is of utmost importance.

Alternative Names of Disease

Hypertension is also called as arterial hypertension or high blood pressure.