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How to Manage Hypertension? All You Need to Know About Blood Pressure Management Online

10 months ago ·

How to Manage Hypertension? All You Need to Know About Blood Pressure Management Online

Hypertension or high blood pressure (HBP) is widely regarded as a “silent killer.” According to the American Heart Association, more than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure. Worse is the fact that most of them do not even know that they are suffering from hypertension.

HBP is a recognized, well-established, and modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, stroke, and ischemic heart disease; yet, proper awareness and efficient management of this primarily asymptomatic disease remains suboptimal.

Why focus on hypertension?

There is a serious concern for underdiagnosis and inaccurate diagnosis of hypertension, which demands the enhancement of treatment methodologies for hypertension. Pure Health Medicine addresses this by keeping hypertension among its top cardiovascular priorities.

Our target is to spread maximum awareness about HBP, its diagnosis, treatment, and effective management. To serve this purpose, we are taking the first step through our 1-Hour Online Blood Pressure Management Session on Zoom.

Can you get high blood pressure treatment online?

The answer is, yes! Thanks to the convenience offered by telehealth methodologies, and the telehealth companies offering online blood pressure management.  Online telemedicine companies, like us, can monitor your blood pressure readings, prescribe the right dose of medications, and offer valuable lifestyle tips. HBP is one of the many health conditions that you can manage using telehealth services.

How reliable are online telehealth services?

According to a paper published in the Hypertension Journal of September 2020, the American Heart Association (AHS) endorses the utilization of telehealth services to monitor, control, and treat high blood pressure. An online telemedicine provider can remotely monitor your blood pressure reading patterns and medications. It is also able to disseminate clear, definitive, and educational information on certain risk factors as well as lifestyle changes to help patients treat their blood pressure.

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All You Need To Know About High Blood Pressure

10 months ago ·

All You Need To Know About High Blood Pressure

What is High Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is generally recorded with the help of 2 numbers. The systolic pressure (higher number) is the vigor at which your heart pumps blood around your body.

The diastolic pressure (lower number) is the resistance to the flow of blood in the blood vessels.

When both systolic and diastolic readings touch the readings of 140 and 90 (mmHg) respectively, it signals high blood pressure.

The readings between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg could mean that you may develop high blood pressure if appropriate and prompt steps to control blood pressure are not taken.

Risks Associated with High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure puts extra strain on your blood vessels, heart, and other organs, such as the brain, eyes, and kidneys. Moreover, if high blood pressure is prolonged and left untreated, it can lead to a number of serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions, such as:

  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Strokes
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms

Diagnosis of High Blood Pressure

For the diagnosis of high blood pressure, your telehealth doctor may ask you to record your blood pressure readings to identify and provide assistance about the state of your blood flow and inform you about the level of blood pressure you have.

Monitoring blood pressure at home is a convenient way to confirm if you have high blood pressure, to verify if your blood pressure treatment is working, or to detect worsening high blood pressure.

Treatment of High Blood Pressure

The effective and long-term treatment of high blood pressure lies in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You can normalize your blood pressure with the following lifestyle changes:

  • Losing weight in case you are overweight
  • Abandoning smoking
  • Consuming healthy foods, including the DASH diet (eating more vegetables, fruits, and low fat dairy products, less saturated and total fat)
  • Minimizing the amount of sodium in your diet, bringing it to less than 1,500 milligrams a day
  • Doing aerobic exercise regularly
  • Abandoning alcohol immediately

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What Is The Importance of Weight Management

10 months ago ·

What Is The Importance of Weight Management

Weight management is the expression used to describe both the techniques and underlying physiological processes that contribute to a person’s ability to accomplish and maintain a certain weight level. Most weight management procedures incorporate long-term lifestyle strategies that promote healthy eating and daily physical activity. Moreover, weight management involves developing meaningful ways to track weight over time and identifying ideal body weights for different individuals.

Lifestyle Monitoring

Vital factors that contribute to a person’s weight, include diet, physical activity, genetics, environmental factors, medications, and illnesses. Each of these aspects influences weight in different ways and to varying degrees, but telehealth professionals most often highlight the importance of diet and physical activity above the rest of the factors because one can be affected by conscious behavior modification.

Amongst the most vital behavioral interventional approach for weight management and lifestyle transformation is self-monitoring. Behavioral interventions are a significant feature in treatments to endorse lifestyle changes that result in weight loss, prevent weight gain and improve physical health as a whole. In antiquity, self-monitoring has unfortunately been the least focused aspect for those in weight management programs.

Because self-monitoring is important for success with lifestyle changes, it is essential to look at the numerous self-monitoring techniques. Self-monitoring attributes to the checking and recording of eating and exercise patterns, accompanied by appropriate expert feedback on the outcomes. The ultimate aim of self-monitoring is to develop self-awareness of target behaviors and results. Thus it can work as a prompt warning system if complications are rising and can support success tracking.

Dieting and Weight Management

Dieting does not mean stopping all that you are eating at once. In fact, dieting is the process of cutting down the amount of food that you normally consume. It plays a crucial role in healthy weight management over the long run.

Exercise

Exercise is amongst the healthiest habits that a person can develop. But, many of us always wonder how much exercise should we get and what kind? For this purpose, we refer you to The National Institutes of Health that recommends at least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week in addition to 2 strength training sessions each week.

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