The High Cost of Ignoring Hypertension: How Technology is Changing the Game
“Take care of your heart, and your heart will take care of you.”
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is often referred to as a "silent killer" because it can have no symptoms while quietly damaging organs in the body. According to the World Health Organization, hypertension affects approximately one billion people worldwide.
This lack of symptoms can be dangerous because it can lead to delayed diagnosis and treatment, which can increase the risk of serious complications. For example, a person with untreated hypertension may have a heart attack or stroke without ever experiencing symptoms of high blood pressure. In some cases, the first sign of hypertension may be a complication such as heart failure, kidney failure, etc.
The Hard Truth
The consequences of hypertension can be severe as it can cause damage to blood vessels and vital organs, such as the heart, brain, and kidneys, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure. Hypertension can also lead to the development of other medical conditions, such as :
High blood pressure can cause the heart to work harder than it should, which can lead to damage and weakening of the heart muscle over time. This can result in a variety of heart-related conditions, such as heart attack, heart failure, and irregular heartbeats.
Hypertension can damage the blood vessels in the brain, increasing the risk of a stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, which can cause permanent brain damage, paralysis or even death.
Hypertension can damage the blood vessels in the kidneys, which can affect their ability to filter waste and excess fluid from the body. Over time, this damage can lead to kidney failure, which requires dialysis or a kidney transplant.
Vision loss due to hypertension retinopathy
High blood pressure can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the eyes, leading to vision problems or even blindness.
Peripheral artery disease
Hypertension can also affect the blood vessels in the legs and feet, which can lead to reduced blood flow and pain when walking. In severe cases, this can result in tissue death or amputation.
Hypertension can affect blood flow to the genitals, leading to erectile dysfunction in men and reduced sexual arousal in women.
Take Action against the Silent Killer
Listen to your body even when it's not talking. High blood pressure can be silent, but its consequences are loud and clear.
To save yourself from hypertension, it's essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This includes :
Eating a healthy, balanced diet
Consuming a diet that's high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can provide essential nutrients and fiber that can help regulate blood pressure. Conversely, diets that are high in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, and processed foods can increase blood pressure.
Reducing salt intake
Salt, or sodium, can cause the body to retain excess fluid, which can raise blood pressure. Limiting salt intake can help reduce fluid retention and lower blood pressure.
Regular physical activity can help strengthen the heart and blood vessels, which can lower blood pressure. Exercise can also help reduce stress, which is a contributing factor to hypertension.
Smoking can damage the blood vessels, making them narrower and less flexible. This can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Quitting smoking can help reverse some of these effects and lower blood pressure.
Limiting alcohol consumption
Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure, as well as increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Limiting alcohol consumption can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of these health problems.
Chronic stress can raise blood pressure by increasing the levels of stress hormones in the body. Techniques such as meditation, deep breathing, and yoga can help manage stress levels and promote relaxation, which can help lower blood pressure.
By making above lifestyle changes, individuals can lower their risk of developing hypertension and its associated complications. Additionally, regular blood pressure checks are important to detect and treat hypertension early, before it causes serious health problems.
Track Your BP using Technology
Monitoring blood pressure regularly is vital to prevent hypertension from damaging your health. It is recommended that individuals should have their blood pressure checked at least twice a year. However, those with a history of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or kidney disease, and those over the age of 40, should have their blood pressure checked more frequently.
Advancements in technology have made it easier to track blood pressure at home using blood pressure monitors. These devices can help individuals keep track of their blood pressure readings and alert them to any changes that require medical attention. Additionally, several smartphone applications can track and monitor blood pressure, which can be useful for those who need to track their blood pressure regularly.
Wearable devices, such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, can also be used to monitor blood pressure levels. These devices use sensors that measure the pulse rate to estimate blood pressure levels. While these devices are not as accurate as traditional blood pressure monitors, they can provide an estimate of the blood pressure and help individuals keep track of their health.
There are many apps available for Tracking and recording blood pressure readings. Popular apps include Blood Pressure Diary, MyFitnessPal, Blood Pressure Tracker, iBP Blood Pressure, and HealthWatch 360.
OMRON BP device by NH Assurance:
At Assurance by Nano Health, we care about your health and wellbeing, especially if you have hypertension. To help you manage your blood pressure effectively, we offer an OMRON BP device that is integrated with our NH app. You can connect this device to your tab or android mobile phone via Bluetooth, and then measure your blood pressure. Once you have measured your blood pressure, you can click on "transfer" and the data will be automatically saved in the NH app that is installed on your android phone or tab.
This feature enables you to track your blood pressure regularly, store data, and receive real-time insights. Our healthcare professionals are also available to provide personalized support and guidance to help you manage your hypertension more effectively. With our system, you can take an active role in managing your hypertension, making it accessible, convenient, and effective.
One of the advantages of this system is that your BP readings get instantly recorded in the app, eliminating the need for manual entry. This feature helps you to maintain an accurate and consistent record of your blood pressure levels over time. With this information, you can identify trends and patterns in your BP readings, which can help you to take proactive steps to manage your hypertension. Overall, our OMRON BP device integrated with the NH app is a user-friendly and effective tool for managing hypertension.
Start Your Journey Towards Hypertension Management with Assurance by NanoHealth
At Assurance by NanoHealth, we have developed an innovative health care program called ‘Uncontrolled Hypertension Management Program’ to assist people with hypertension to manage their condition better and prevent complications.
The hypertension management program includes regular consultations with our expert healthcare team of doctors, dietician and health coaches who provide personalized care and support to the users along with giving advice on lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise, that can help improve your blood pressure readings.
One of the key benefits of the program is that it helps people with hypertension manage their condition more effectively by monitoring their blood pressure regularly and giving personalized care and support to them. This allows the users to manage their condition better and prevent complications for improving their overall health and quality of life.
The program not only aids in preventing complications associated with hypertension and reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure, but it also offers a unique opportunity for hypertension reversal. By utilizing the program, individuals with hypertension can access real-time data pertaining to their blood pressure readings. This valuable information enables healthcare professionals to provide more accurate and personalized care, leading to effective strategies for hypertension reversal.
With the support and guidance of healthcare professionals, patients can make necessary lifestyle modifications, such as adopting a healthy diet, engaging in regular exercise, managing stress levels, and implementing medication regimens when needed. Through consistent monitoring and proactive interventions facilitated by the program, patients can witness significant improvements in their blood pressure levels over time, ultimately achieving hypertension reversal.
This approach not only contributes to improved healthcare outcomes but also enhances patient satisfaction by empowering individuals to take control of their health and well-being.
How Radha Managed her Hypertension Better with Assurance by NanoHealth: A Journey
We are thrilled to share the success story of one of our patients who joined our program seeking assistance in controlling their hypertension. With dedication and support from our team, the patient achieved remarkable results. Through a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to their specific needs, we focused on medication management, lifestyle modifications,Diet and regular monitoring.
Our team of experienced healthcare professionals guided the patient every step of the way, providing education, encouragement, and personalized care. Witnessing the patient's commitment to their well-being and their determination to follow the program diligently, we are delighted to report that their hypertension is now under control. We take pride in sharing feedback and progress from our patients who chose our comprehensive hypertension management program. Their experiences serve as a testament to the effectiveness of our approach and the positive impact it has had on their lives.
Read the testimonial below to know how Assurance by NanoHealth transformed the life of this user by helping her manage hypertension better:
“The team at Assurance by Nanohealth has been instrumental in ensuring my mother's well-being. We connected to them over corporate health checkups, and their hospitality convinced me to continue with them for thyroid and blood pressure management programs. Dr. Harshitha, dietician Kesiya Ma'am and our coordinator Sai have been extremely helpful and active throughout the programs, following up and making sure we're on the track to wellness and recovery.I wholeheartedly recommend opting Nanohealth's services for you and your families' well being! “
So, now that you know how Assurance by NanoHealth has played a pivotal role in helping our users with their hypertension management, you can trust us too!
If you’re someone who wants to improve your quality of life by keeping your BP in range, feel free to get in touch with our health experts today! You can call us at +91 91004 44004 or visit our website www.nhassurance.com to know more.