Hypertension (high blood pressure) has been called “the silent killer” because it can be deadly and often goes undiagnosed. The danger of hypertension is the extra load placed on the heart, leading to complications like thickening of the heart muscle, heart failure, and kidney damage. Worst of all, it does all this silently, often without warning.
Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand is a world-class hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. As the first hospital in 2002 in Asia with JCI accreditation, you can be assured our services are among the best in the world.
Hypertension Management – The Way Forward
If you have recently been diagnosed with Hypertension and do not yet know the root cause, or if you believe you may have hypertension, the best thing to do is to start with a proper diagnosis. As hypertension is often caused by non-cardiac issues (e.g.: diet, chronic kidney disease
, diabetes), you should start with an Internist (a doctor specializing in Internal Medicine) who will help evaluate your condition, and then refer you to a specialist, if it is determined a specialist is necessary.
From our Find A Doctor
search page, you can choose your own Internist, by selecting the “Internal Medicine” sub-category under “Medicine”.
If you are experienced with Hypertension and know the root cause of this condition, you can refer yourself to a specialist from our Find A Doctor
Hypertension Management Process
We can help you manage your hypertension through five main services:
1. Screening and Detection
The only way to know you have hypertension is by seeing your health care provider and having your blood pressure monitored. Our multi-discipline doctors will put together the right testing and monitoring program for you. See “Hypertension Categories & Screening” below for additional details.
2. Medication Therapy Management
There are many effective medications to help you control your blood pressure and prevent other serious medical conditions. Our pharmacists can help you understand the role each medication plays, answer any questions you have, and check for problems such as negative drug interactions or duplicate drugs under different names.
3. Physical Therapy
Our Physical Therapy team will thoroughly assess your condition and develop an appropriate customized home exercise program for you. Even a single exercise session can provide immediate blood pressure reduction which can last for most of the day, but the greatest benefits result from developing a safe and suitable program which is performed consistently.
4. Nutrition Planning
Our nutrition support team will provide information and help you start and maintain a plan for improving your lifestyle through healthy food selection.
Keeping your Hypertension in control requires frequent monitoring. Our staff will train you to measure your blood pressure at home to help us track how much it changes during the day. Your doctor can use these measurements to see how well your medicine is working. Also, measuring your own blood pressure is a good way to take part in managing your health.
More than Heart Specialists
Hypertension involves more than your heart. Bumrungrad’s hypertension program uses a team approach to manage the causes and treatments for the disease. We have:
- Internal Medicine
- Physical Therapists
- Nurse Coordinators
All of our expert staff work as a team to help bring you to your health goals.
Begin the Process of Managing Your Hypertension
Remember, controlling your blood pressure today could prevent you from facing possible kidney failure, stroke, or a heart attack in the future.
To begin the screening and management of your hypertension, please contact Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand at +66 (0) 2 667 1000, visit our Inquiry Page or Appointment Page, or send an email to email@example.com.
Hypertension Categories & Screening Symptoms that indicate you need to see a doctor:
- Easily fatigued
- Sudden headache with vomiting
- Chest pain
- One-sided weakness of arm and/or leg even if for a short period and disappears by itself
- One-sided visual loss, even if temporary.
| Blood pressure level||Systolic || ||Diastolic ||Suggestion |
| Normal ||<120||and||<80||Monitor Blood Pressure|
|Slightly high||120-139||and/or||80-89||Monitor Blood Pressure|
| Hypertension||140-159||and/or||90-99||See doctor|
| Very high and dangerous||160-179||and/or||100-109||See doctor|
| Very dangerous||>180||and/or||>11||Immediately see doctor |
(measured >2 times with appropriate methods >2 visits in clinics)