Hypertension Management during the current crisis
Hypertension is amongst one of the precursors of comorbidities. Almost 30 percent of the patients who succumbed during the current pandemic were reported to be suffering from High Blood Pressure (Original Statistic from this link: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30566-3/fulltext_).
Health data shared by government officials also reflect on the fact that the rate of fatality is relatively higher in older people (60 years and above).
Healthcare providers stress that the High Blood Pressure and the other chronic diseases related to it tend to weaken the immune system in humans. Consequently, the human body becomes incapable of warding off the pathogens causing the infectious disease. The situation worsens with aging and prolonged health conditions.
It can be easily established that patients with high blood pressure need to assume extra precautions for warding off infectious diseases. This fact is also supported by the World Health Organization as it states that people with Hypertension are at the highest risk of suffering from COVID-19 infections.
Challenges in Regulating Hypertension
Owing to the lockdown in the wake of the current pandemic, people worldwide are unable to step out of their homes. Times like these pose a serious concern for people with pre-existing health conditions, especially those who require regular monitoring and consultation with health care experts.
As these patients cannot step outside of their homes, monitoring and regulating their disease is becoming problematic. They cannot visit their doctors for regular checkups. Due to the said limitation, there is no means through which these patients can continue the treatment plans and convey progress to their physicians.
Even if we ignore the lockdown, at times our demanding lifestyles lead us to skip health checkup appointments with doctors. Although, unconsciously but, we do forget to take care of the health of ourselves and our family members owing to factors such as stress, long working hours, travel, etc.
Failure to regulate conditions like high blood pressure can be the root cause of heart attacks and several other health conditions as shared above. And, these health conditions can make you or your family members more susceptible to viral infections and comorbidities.
Although Hypertension might not be completely curable, monitoring, and managing this disorder is possible. Regulating high blood pressure can decrease the chances of heart failures, strokes, artery ruptures, and heart disease.
The Rise in E-Consultation During the Pandemic
Calamities and pandemics like the outbreak of COVID-19 poses unfathomable circumstances in front of our healthcare industry. It is needless to mention the evident stress on medical practitioners during current times. One-on-one consultation put both the patients and doctors at a great risk of contracting the deadly viral infection.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare has issued the long pending guidelines for E-Consultation to curb the afore-mentioned challenge. In fact, the nation is adopting the model of Teleconsultation to offer health care services to citizens uninterruptedly (see image). It is believed that the country can save upto $10 billion dollars on healthcare costs if teleconsultation is accommodated effectively.
So, How Can You Really Control Hypertension?
Gauging the importance of home health care management, Omron Healthcare started manufacturing healthcare equipment that enables our customers to regulate their disease without any dependency and live healthier lives.
We are the leading manufacturer of Home Healthcare Management Devices across the globe. Besides being the most recommended brand by doctors, we are also the global leaders of blood pressure innovation since 1973 and launched world’s 1st Digital BP Monitor.
One of our offerings includes the automatic blood pressure machine that enables patients to self-monitor high blood pressure levels. As compared to the conventional blood pressure monitors these are relatively inexpensive and convenient to handle. These devices allow patients to not only monitor high blood pressure but assess health risks in its early stages, to assist the patient and doctors in Hypertension Management . Our monitors are Most recommended brand by doctors for Home BP Monitoring and are equipped with cutting edge technology to offer accurate readings with each use.
Also read how you can share your BP Readings with your doctor from the comfort of your home during E Consultation.
As mentioned before, High Blood Pressure is not entirely curable. However, regulating it can enable you and your family members to lead a healthier tomorrow. Let Omron be your partner in this pursuit and ensure that you depend on nobody and stay healthy irrespective of whatever may come.