To Take Care of Your Hypertension

Personalized health information to help you to monitor and manage your Hypertension

Assess for Hypertension

Assessment Calculators for Hypertension

 

Blood Pressure Calculator


Blood pressure readings - what do the numbers mean? Use Medindia’s blood pressure calculator to check whether your blood pressure is at healthy level.

Blood Pressure Calculator

Blood Pressure Chart


Blood pressure chart helps you find out whether your blood pressure is within normal limits for your age and alerts you to take the necessary precautionary measures.

Blood Pressure Chart
Online Free Consultation

Online Free Consultation

Do you wish to consult an expert for your problem?
Medindia's panel of doctors will provide you with an online solution to your problem.

Understand Hypertension Better

Understand Hypertension Better

Top 10 Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Top 10 Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease. But it can be lowered naturally by simple lifestyle changes.

Diet and High Blood Pressure

Diet and High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is defined as a blood pressure of above 140 mm Hg (systolic) and or 90mm Hg (diastolic).

High Blood Pressure and Herbs

High Blood Pressure and Herbs

Drug intervention need not be the only option to help lower your moderately high blood pressure. Lifestyle changes along with herb remedies such as garlic, arjuna, sarpagandha, and olive can serve the purpose.

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a chronic condition, which usually lasts a lifetime once it is developed.

Can Garlic Control High Blood Pressure / Hypertension

Can Garlic Control High Blood Pressure / Hypertension

Want to know how to lower high blood pressure/hypertension? Garlic is a miracle herb that helps to lower blood pressure and keep it under control.

Slide Show Explaining on Hypertension

Use Multimedia to learn more about Hypertension

Pictures speak a thousand words. Learn more about Hypertension through our slide show, videos and infographics.

Foods that Can Lower Your High Blood Pressure

Foods that Can Lower Your High Blood Pressure - Slideshow

Foods rich in dietary potassium, calcium, anti-oxidants, vitamin C can lower your high blood pressure significantly. Top foods that lower blood pressure are listed.

Lifestyle and Healthy Eating Habits - Slideshow

Lifestyle and Healthy Eating Habits - Slideshow

Healthy eating is all about making positive choices, focusing on foods which provide necessary nutrients to maintain good health, prevent deficiency diseases and chronic diet-related disorders.

How to Measure Blood Pressure - Animation

How to Measure Blood Pressure - Animation

Animation to understand what is blood pressure and how to measure systolic and diastolic readings of blood pressure. High or low blood pressure can be a risk factor for many chronic diseases.

Foods that Lower High Blood Pressure - Video

Foods that Lower High Blood Pressure - Video

Foods that are rich in potassium, calcium and vitamin C help in lowering the levels of blood pressure. Here are some foods just for you !!

Benefits of Laughter - Video

Benefits of Laughter - Video

Laughter relieves anger, tension and stress. Laughter helps in making relationships stronger.

Hypertension - Infographic

Hypertension - Infographic

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition where pressure of blood against blood vessels is higher than normal. Get visual information on hypertension.

Hypertension Related Indepth Reports

Hypertension Related In-depth Reports

Medindia provides you with the latest news and research breakthroughs on Hypertension.

Potential Treatment for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Identified


Dofetilide, the antirrhythmic drug counteracts pathological changes in potassium channels linked to pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Potential Treatment for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Identified

Battling High Blood Pressure: Mindfulness Training can Keep Hypertension at Bay


Want to control high blood pressure (hypertension)? If yes, then start practicing mindfulness training to keep hypertension at bay.

Battling High Blood Pressure: Mindfulness Training can Keep Hypertension at Bay
Test Your Knowledge on Hypertension

Test Your Knowledge on Hypertension

Take a quiz and test your knowledge on hypertension, taking steps right away to control it will help you prevent more health problems later.

Test Your Knowledge on Blood Pressure

Test Your Knowledge on Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is an important vital sign Participate in the Quiz and find out more information about blood pressure.

Personalized Health Record

Personalized Health Record

Medindia's 'Electronic Health Record' (EHR) is a powerful online self-management tool that empowers you to manage your own health. The current version has been dynamically programmed to not only store your health record online but to also deliver the highest quality healthcare information on the illness, procedure or medication you may be taking

Frequently Asked Questions

You should consult a general physician for treating high blood pressure. However if it not well controlled, you are best to consult a cardiologist.
High blood pressure often has no signs or symptoms. The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to be tested for it.
Effects of Hypertension on the body -
  • Stroke - Very high blood pressure can cause a break in a weakened blood vessel, which then bleeds in the brain. This can cause a stroke. If a blood clot blocks one of the narrowed arteries, it can also cause a stroke.

  • Impaired Vision - High blood pressure can eventually cause blood vessels in the eye to burst or bleed. Vision may become blurred or otherwise impaired and can result in blindness.

  • Arteries - As people get older, arteries in the body tend to harden, especially those in the heart, brain and kidneys. This, in turn, causes the heart and kidneys to work harder.

  • Kidney Damage - High blood pressure can narrow and thicken the blood vessels of the kidneys. The kidneys filter less fluid, and waste builds up in the blood. The kidneys may fail altogether.

  • Heart Attack - The arteries supply oxygen-carrying blood to the heart muscle. If the heart does get enough oxygen, chest pain, also known as ‘angina’, can occur. If the flow of blood is blocked, it results in a heart attack.

  • Congestive Heart Failure - CHF is a serious condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to supply the body's needs.
Potassium helps to prevent and control blood pressure. Some good sources are various fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, and fish.
Having high blood pressure during pregnancy can be dangerous for both the mother and the fetus. High blood pressure can harm the mother’s kidney and other organs and can lead to certain complications during pregnancy. It can decrease blood flow to the placenta, thereby reducing the oxygen supply and nutrients to the baby leading to risk of low birth weight. It can also cause early delivery due to placental abruption. In most serious cases, the mother can develop pre-eclampsia or toxemia of pregnancy, which can threaten the lives of both the mother and the fetus.
Anxiety can cause an increase in blood pressure, especially in a doctors clinic or hospital and this is often referred to as White Coat Hypertension. Once the person is in their own surroundings the pressure is normal. Ambulatory measurement of blood pressure can help the diagnosis.
When blood pressure is measured over 24 hours it is called ambulatory measurement of blood pressure. A pressure cuff is fitted on you and a small portable device is attached to it that measures the pressure and stores it in the memory. This kind of monitoring can show the fluctuation in the blood pressure and changes throughout the day to help understand the reading over a longer period and then decide if you require treatment.

These monitors are available in hospitals or can be obtained from the clinics of doctors.