Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure is very common; but it can lead to serious problems in health and can raise the risk of heart disease, stroke, and sometimes death. Hypertension Management is a very popular topic in today’s era.
High blood pressure is a common disorder in which the blood’s long-term force against the artery walls is strong enough to potentially cause health complications, such as heart disease. Almost 1 out of every 3 adults in India is officially suffering from hypertension with a prevalence of about 31 per cent.
Use of communication and information technology (ICT) to handle patients and their health more efficiently, to improve the overall quality of treatment. Telehealth technology is becoming increasingly a part of modern medicine. By minimizing the number of times a patient has to personally come back to see their doctor, the programs will make follow-up appointments and communication more efficient for the majority of interested parties.
Telemedicine software can be a valuable tool to diagnose and control hypertension; issues with the process still exist. In this article, we will go about how to manage hypertension from VCDoctor.
Causes of Hypertension:-
High blood pressure can occur when certain changes occur in the body or when a person has specific genetic traits that cause a health condition.
The precise causes of high blood pressure are not clear, but it may play a role in several factors including:
- A diet rich in cholesterol and/or salt.
- Too much stress.
- Chronic conditions such as problems with the kidneys and hormones, diabetes and high cholesterol;
- Family history, particularly when high blood pressure is present in your parents or other close relatives.
- Missing the physical exercise.
- Have a diet full of saturated fat.
- Be older than 60 (the older you be, the greater the risk of developing high blood pressure). Overage, the blood vessels get brittle and are not as flexible.
- Drinking too much alcohol (more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.
- Drinking alcohol excess amount consumption (more than 1 to 2 drinks per day)
- Making healthy changes in lifestyle will help lower your risk of having high blood pressure and help lower your blood pressure if it is already high.
Symptoms of Hypertension:-
Hypertension is usually a state of silence. Most individuals do not feel symptoms at all. The condition may take years or even decades to reach levels severe enough for symptoms to become apparent. These symptoms can even then be attributed to other problems.
Symptoms may involve extreme hypertension:
- Serious headaches
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Visual changes
- Blood in the urine
- Irregular heartbeat
- Feeling hot
- Pain in the back of the neck
- Long-term high blood pressure can cause blurred or double vision and damage to the eyes.
Such signs need medical attention right away. These will not occur in all with hypertension but it may be dangerous to wait for a symptom of this disorder to appear.
VCDoctor for Hypertension Management:-
VCDoctor is a HIPAA compliant telemedicine application that brings together patients and providers who could carry out business transactions for their consultation and provide patients with better and more immediate care. VCDoctor is a revolutionary medical platform for teleconference appointments, linking patients to their physicians.
VCDoctor has the potential to treat such disorders with visible signs such as depression, asthma, concussions, knee pain, etc. Hypertension management is a disorder requiring specialist equipment and an in-person visit to your physician to get a diagnosis. Nonetheless, if you have been diagnosed with hypertension, VCDoctor may be a very helpful partner to you remotely in treating your hypertensive condition.
You can set up your free account with VCDoctor, and arrange a consultation with trusted providers in minutes. You will have your new blood pressure readings available to the VCDoctor physician for analysis before your appointment. Remember, make sure that you tell your telehealth provider of any other medical problems, prescriptions, or counter drugs that you are consuming. Some medicines do not react well with others so to avoid complications, it is important, to be honest, and open with your provider.
Your doctor can review your blood pressure results during your visit (which you may need to monitor in-between visits), discuss what could have triggered spikes or dips in the outcomes, and review the medications you are taking to treat your hypertension management. Your doctor may also make recommendations that could help you achieve better compliance with your treatment regimen, and address lifestyle issues – including diet, exercise, and sleep – that can help you improve your blood pressure and overall health.
When you need changes to your prescription, your VCDoctor physician will advise you on the choices available. Online drug prescriptions for treating hypertension management are available at the discretion of the VCDoctor physician and according to your state’s rules, and the availability of telehealth systems in all states means you may receive a prescription anywhere in the country. There are certain restrictions; for example, if you only visit a telephone, there will be more stringent regulations. You may need to provide an online video visit in some states to obtain a new prescription, and in other states only refills and bridge prescriptions are authorized.
VCDoctor Improves the communication, collaboration and organization between you and your doctor, for more effective goal setting and long term treatment plans. We can help you with our excellent telemedicine solutions. Feel free to contact us for more information.