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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital is one of the leading medical centers in Europe for childhood and adolescence medicine and offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to health care from birth through 21 years of age.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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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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