High blood pressure is one of the most important endemic disorders of our time: it is estimated that in Germany about one in four adults suffer from arterial hypertension. The crucial issue here is that elevated blood pressure does not display any symptoms at first, often remaining undetected for years. However, the subsequent damage
can be severe. Hypertension can lead to heart attack and stroke, the leading cause of death in industrialized countries.
In order to detect a possible disorder in you and to treat it successfully, our experienced hypertensive disorder specialists place great emphasis on a detailed diagnosis. We employ the most modern methods and instrument technology at our three locations in Schopfheim, Müllheim, and Bad Krozingen. Therapy is individually tailored to you based on the guidelines of the Deutschen Hochdruckliga (German Hypertension Society), which are based on international standards and scientific study results.

If recognized in time, and especially if treated effectively, your high blood pressure can be successfully reduced and stabilized at a normal level. This is our most important therapeutic goal, in order to minimize your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases.

High blood pressure – What is normal?

Optimum blood pressure is considered to be a value below '120 over 80' (120 mmHg/80 mmHg). The first value indicates the systolic blood pressure: this is the highest pressure that is attained via contraction of the heart. The second value describes the diastolic blood pressure – the lowest pressure that obtains in the arteries while the heart is filling with blood. In general, blood pressure is considered to be elevated when at rest it is 140/90 or higher.
 

Treating high blood pressure successfully – thanks to modern diagnosis and therapy

Our services in overview:

Diagnostics

In order to meaningfully treat a hypertensive disorder, the extent and cause of the disorder needs to be determined. Therefore diagnosis comes first at the forefront of medical treatment, which in our practice is supported by the latest technology. We perform the following examinations:

    • 24-hour blood pressure measurement
    • renal duplex examination (vascular imaging of the kidneys)
    • ultrasonography of the abdomen (examination of the abdominal organs)
    • 24-hour urine collection study
    • spontaneous urine test
    • blood tests

Therapy

If treatment is necessary in your case, general measures may suffice to normalize your blood pressure, depending on the severity of arterial hypertension. These include:

    • healthy nutrition
    • if necessary, reduction of alcohol consumption
    • motion
    • stress management
    • possibly weight loss

If these measures are insufficient, medical treatment is required, either as monotherapy or combination therapy.
Antihypertensive drug classes that have proven to be particularly effective:

    • ACE inhibitors
    • Angiotensin-II antagonists
    • Beta blockers
    • Diuretics
    • Calcium channel blockers

In consultation with you, we determine the combination of available treatment options that is optimal for you.

We support you in minimizing the risk factor for high blood pressure