• 12 MAR 19
    Hypertension: tips, precautions and check-ups

    Hypertension: tips, precautions and check-ups

    Nowadays, arterial hypertension is one of the most frequent chronic pathologies among the population. It consists in the increase of blood pressure, which if not controlled properly can cause several serious cardiovascular complications: myocardial infarctions, heart failure, stroke, embolism, renal failure…

    Hypertension is usually asymptomatic, so it is usually difficult to detect unless a medical check is made to check the state of blood pressure, or until you suffer some complication derived from it.

    Although high blood pressure is very frequent, especially in the elderly, young people also have a significant risk of suffering from it without knowing it, since they do not usually go to the doctor because they have a good general health.

    Advice and precautions to control hypertension

    Once hypertension has been diagnosed, it is essential to control it to avoid the risk of cardiovascular problems. For this, the general recommendations, whether we suffer from high blood pressure, or if we simply want to prevent it, consist of following healthy eating and living habits.

    Some of the usual recommendations to follow are:

    • Avoid overweight.
    • Eat a healthy diet, limiting the consumption of saturated fats and high-calorie foods. The consumption of precooked, canned and sausage foods should be avoided.
    • Reduce the consumption of salt in our diet.
    • Perform moderate physical exercise on a regular basis. It is advisable to follow a simple exercise program that can be maintained and performed regularly, such as walking for at least half an hour a day.
    • Avoid excess consumption of alcohol.
    • Quit smoking, if it is the case.
    • Try to reduce and avoid stress as much as possible.

    Of course, in case of suffering from high blood pressure, we should always follow the indications of our specialist doctor, as well as do not forget to take those medications that he indicates, as and when he has indicated them to us.

    Check-ups to detect and control hypertension

    As already mentioned above, as it is an asymptomatic disease, the most effective way to detect hypertension in time to prevent complications is to go to a medical check-up on a regular basis, in which the state of our blood pressure is checked. This recommendation is for any adult, regardless of their age.

    In the case that we have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, it is especially important to go for periodic check-ups in order to medical monitoring our blood pressure, as well as to strictly follow the specialist’s instructions to control our blood pressure.

    Medical check-ups at Vithas Xanit International

    Finally, if you are thinking of having a medical examination, remember that at Vithas Xanit International  we offer you the most complete medical check-ups, with the latest advances in technology and the best specialists. Contact us for more information or make an appointment.

Department Patient Care
Xanit International Hospital

I really appreciate and thank all the staff at Vithas Xanit International Hospital.  They certainly helped to make my stay in hospital more relaxing, and less painful than usual, in spite of my illness. I feel that I have just come out of a charming small hotel rather than a large hospital.


Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.