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
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Aortic Aneurysms
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.
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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2 years ago · xubi
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.