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Hypertension Treatment in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Hypertension Treatment.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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International Bio Care Hospital

A unique hospital that uses integrative medical approach for treating cancer patients, Autoimmune Degenerative Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other so called "Chronic diseases". Treatment methods are individually tailored for each patient.

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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About Hypertension Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is hypertension?

This is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is continuously elevated. The condition present when blood flows through the blood vessels with a force greater than normal. Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. Hypertension does not usually cause symptoms. However, long-term hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, coronary artery disease, and chronic kidney disease and vision loss.


Types of hypertension
  • Primary high blood pressure: This is also known as essential high blood pressure. They are classified as such due to genetic factors and non specific lifestyle. Lifestyle factors that increase the risk of hypertension include excess body weight, obesity, excess salt, alcohol consumption and smoking.
  • Secondary high blood pressure: This is when high blood pressure is due to an identifiable cause such as narrowing of the kidney arteries, an endocrine disorder, chronic kidney disease or using birth control pills.

How is blood pressure measured?

There are two measurements that express blood pressure. These are diastolic and systolic pressures, which are the minimum and maximum pressures respectively. Normal blood pressure when the body is at rest is in the range of 60-90mmHg (millimeters mercury) diastolic and 100-140mmHg systolic. Hypertension occurs when the resting blood pressure is above 140/90 mmHg for most adults.


Signs and symptoms

High blood pressure is usually asymptomatic and it is usually identified through screening, or when seeing a doctor for an unrelated problem. Any symptoms, however, may be related to associated anxiety rather than the high blood pressure itself. Some with high blood pressure report

  • Headaches particularly at the back of the head and in the morning
  • Lightheadedness
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus, which is buzzing or hissing in the ears
  • Altered vision
  • Fainting episodes
  • Changes in the optic fundus

Diagnosis

High blood pressure is usually asymptomatic and it is usually identified through screening, or when seeing a doctor for an unrelated problem. Your doctor will examine you and look for any changes in your body such as the presence of changes in the optic fundus.


Prevention and treatment

The first step to managing and treating hypertension is identifying the underlying causes. Steps should then be taken to manage hypertension. In most cases lifestyle changes and medications can lower your blood pressure and in turn, decrease the risk of health complications. Lifestyle changes include weight loss, decreased salt intake, physical exercise, and a healthy diet. However, sometimes lifestyle changes are not sufficient and medications to lower your blood pressure have to be used. The following are ways to prevent and treat hypertension.

  • Dietary changes: These include decreased salt intake, vegetarian diets, and diets high in potassium the DASH diet and reduce alcohol consumption
  • Physical exercise:This includes aerobic exercises, resistance exercise, isometric resistance exercise, device-guided breathing.
  • Stress reduction techniques: These include transcendental meditation and biofeedback.

Medications

The first line of medications for high blood pressure includes calcium channel blockers, angiotensin receptor blockers, thiazide diuretics and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. Hypertension medications may be used alone or in combination.

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