Understanding Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Apart from you BP recording from the instrument (sphygmomanometer) with the process described in the introduction part, following play major role in diagnosing hypertension:
- Family history of hypertension
- Medical examination
- Personal history of physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking.
- Tests to assess any organ failure – this includes tests for heart damage (ECG, Chest X-ray), for adrenal damage (ultrasound kidney, CT scan abdomen), kidney damage (serum creatinine, micro albuminuria)