LeScorpion – Clinic

Clinic for Blood Pressure Disorders

Our clinic specializes in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of patients with abnormal blood pressure, including hypertension and postural hypotension. Postural hypotension, which is the most common cause of fainting in the elderly, is one of the conditions we have expertise in.

Our patients often have other medical conditions, such as diabetes or Parkinson’s disease. We also see younger individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

One of our services is ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, a 24-hour test that measures your blood pressure while you go about your daily routine.

If you have high or low blood pressure that has been challenging to diagnose or treat, your doctor may refer you to our clinic for specialized care.

What to Expect

Our blood pressure disorder clinics are held at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital from Monday to Thursday. If you are undergoing ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, you will have two appointments on consecutive days with a nurse and a consultant. Please allow 30 minutes for the first appointment and one hour for the second appointment. Wear a loose-fitting top.

What to Bring

When you come to the hospital for your appointment, please bring the following:

  • Medicare card
  • Health care card/concession card (if applicable)
  • Private health insurance details (if applicable)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds, or any other test results or reports
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame (if applicable)
  • Your blood glucose meter and log book (if applicable)

The Link between Low Blood Pressure and Dysfunction

Although some of the leading causes of erectile dysfunction relate to stress and anxiety on an emotional level, or obesity on a physical one – another common event relates to low blood pressure. LBP is often present in overweight men, or those that are genetically dispossessed to medical ailments that result in a lower pressure of blood flow within the body.

What is low blood pressure?

In a nutshell, it’s a condition whereby the usual pressure of blood pumped by the heart has been reduced within the body. What this means is that where the human heart is typically capable of pumping blood to all parts of the body naturally; certain factors may be detracting from its potential. The consequence is that blood isn’t able to traverse the length and breadth of a man’s arteries, veins and connective tissue.

There is a middle ground that is considered healthy, and then a top and bottom level that are widely regarded as the extremes by medical experts. For instance, if blood pressure is too high, a prolonged erection may occur and this can be painful for the man. This is why those taking medication are advised to only consume the exact dose, as recommended on the packaging or by their doctor.