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Hi folks,

 

Sorry if this has been answered previously - I have checked Google - however, I'm looking to an answer for how much a diagnosis for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) would cost in Cambodia.  I've been told it would cost $200, which doesn't seem right to me. Any help would be appreciated, cheers. 

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Simply diagnosing hypertension, you can do yourself, get a BP monitor (the kind that goes around your upper arm, not the wrist type) and take your BP everyday at rest at the same time and record it.

 

Then going by the highest readings you got on several different days (ignore a one-off hoigh reading)

  • Normal blood pressure. Your blood pressure is normal if it's below 120/80 mm Hg.
  • Elevated blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure is a systolic pressure ranging from 120 to 129 mm Hg and a diastolic pressure below 80 mm Hg. Elevated blood pressure tends to get worse over time unless steps are taken to control blood pressure.
  • Stage 1 hypertension. Stage 1 hypertension is a systolic pressure ranging from 130 to 139 mm Hg or a diastolic pressure ranging from 80 to 89 mm Hg.
  • Stage 2 hypertension. More severe hypertension, stage 2 hypertension is a systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or higher or a diastolic pressure of 90 mm Hg or higher.

Stage 2 needs of medication. The 2 in between stages does not but warrants some life style changes and monitoring

 

If you prove to have Stage 2 hypertension and what you want is to have a consultation with a competent doctor to get expert advice on what meds to take and an overall assessment of cardiovascular health that will indeed cost you in the  $200 range depending on tests done.

 

There are very few doctors in Cambodia you'd want to entrust this to and the best ones aren't there now (i.e. the Thai doctors at Royal PP Hosp).

 

Could try  http://www.khemaclinic.com/medical-service/Cardiology

 

Or call Royal and see if the Indian cardiologist is still there, I am pretty sure the Thai ones left

https://royalphnompenhhospital.com/doctor/dr-sumalatha-chaparala/

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A quick follow on from Sheryl's excellent advice. When you shop for a BP monitor check to make sure you get the right cuff size. I screwed up by buying on-line and received one that was too small. It fits Madam Moon's arm perfectly (who has BTW no problem with blood pressure at all)

 

If you're regular 'falang size' you need to check first.

 

Good luck.

 

 

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1 minute ago, olfu said:

And be ready to live with High Blood Pressure for rest of your life.

That's very negative thinking. BP can be controlled naturally if one is willing to make the right lifestyle choices. And stick to them.

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