The Hypertension Clinic has been operating at St. Theresa’s Mission Hospital for the past few years’. The clinic works on a referral basis from other hospitals, walking-in patient and In-patient clients. Typically, new patients are seen each morning and also follow-ups being done to patient on daily basis and on Fridays by a physician. The Clinician will discuss a plan of action and will invite you to return for a follow-up appointment. At the follow-up visits, lifestyle modifications are discussed and medications are added or modified depending on the blood pressure measurements.
Before a diagnosis is made, a patient may be asked by the Clinician to measure blood pressure at home or at the clinic nearby. The patient takes a reading twice a day, morning and night, for a few days. Once a diagnosis is made, the patient may be asked to take blood pressure measurements two to three times a week. Patients should always try to have a quiet environment, sit for at least five minutes, and have their arms supported at heart level.
Recorded numbers should be brought to the next appointment with the clinician. If the reading is still very high, then the medical officer must repeat the measurement again, after the patient has relaxed for five minutes.
We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of patients with hypertension that is difficult to control. Normalizing blood pressure through lifestyle changes and medication dramatically lowers the risks of stroke, heart attack, and congestive heart failure, particularly in patients with diabetes. Patient with diabetes and kidney disease should have their blood pressure lowered to less than 140/90 mm Hg.
We have a follow-up clinic by a Physician Every Friday from 9:00 Am to 12:00 Pm.