An Authored article by Neha Rastogi, Founder and COO of Agatsa Software Private Limited, a prominent name in the healthcare industry
We all have heard about the potential threat high blood pressure poses to our health. High Blood Pressure, medically known as Hypertension, could be dangerous and even life-threatening, especially when ignored. May 17, every year, is a global call to curb the ‘silent killer’ by focusing on combatting low awareness rates of high blood pressure, which has long been recognized as one of the significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease and premature deaths worldwide.
While you are already concerned and making efforts to bring your Blood Pressure down, it is essential to note down the correct way to measure blood pressure. That is why keeping track of your blood pressure readings is crucial, which can provide valuable insights into your heart health and help you stay on track!
Systolic Diastolic Blood Pressure Stage
less than 120 mmHg less than 80mmHg; • Normal
120 to 129 mmHg less than 80mmHg • Elevated
130 to 139 mmHg 80 to 89mmHg; • Stage 1 hypertension
140 mmHg or Higher 90 mmHg or Higher • Stage 2 hypertension
Higher than 180 mmHg Higher than 120 mm • Hypertensive Crisis
Why do your Blood Pressure Numbers hold the key to your well-being?
Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, has gained quite a notorious reputation among healthcare professionals. Why? Well, it’s a master of disguise, operating in stealth mode. Unlike other conditions with noticeable warning signs, Hypertension often shows no symptoms until it spirals out of control. That’s why it’s earned the chilling nickname, the SILENT KILLER.
Here’s an eye-opening fact: Did you know that 1 in 5 people with Hypertension are entirely unaware of their condition? Surprising, No? Imagine doing your daily life, completely oblivious to the danger lurking within. Often, Hypertension is discovered by pure chance during a routine doctor’s visit, leaving individuals startled by their sudden diagnosis.
So, what’s the solution? Stay one step ahead of this cunning opponent! It’s highly advisable to check your blood pressure regularly, even if you feel perfectly healthy. Once you reach the age of 40, it becomes mandatory to keep a close eye on your blood pressure for any signs of Hypertension. That is where Health360 steps in – it allows you to remotely measure BP just by a touch without any hassle anytime, anywhere.
Don’t let Hypertension catch you off guard – stay informed, monitor regularly, and ensure a healthier future for all.
How frequently should you monitor your Blood Pressure?
It is advised that people diagnosed with Hypertension should check their blood pressure twice a day until they have it under control. After that, it’s OK to check it once to twice weekly.
Invest in a remote personal health monitor that can help you easily track your blood pressure. H360 can be one such investment toward health. A single device that can help you reap the benefits of multiple body vitals, including blood pressure, complete 12-lead ECG, heart rate monitoring & SPO2. The touch-based blood pressure monitoring feature makes the device more special, requiring no clumsy cuffs to be tied around the arm. By just placing the finger on the sensor, one can gauge their blood pressure easily through the device. It is time you explore the power of touch with the Ultimate Health360.
When to be alarmed?
Once you are done tracking your Blood Pressure, it is essential to interpret it into the Hypertension stage. It also becomes crucial to categorize whether it is Essential or Secondary Hypertension.
Essential Hypertension, also known as primary Hypertension, occurs when an underlying medical condition does not cause high blood pressure. This elevated blood pressure is commonly associated with factors such as obesity, lifestyle disorders, family history, being 65 years or older, consuming a high-salt diet, and heavy alcohol consumption.
Secondary Hypertension refers to high blood pressure that is caused by an underlying condition or disease, such as obstructive sleep apnea, kidney injury, adrenal disease, hyperparathyroidism, pre-existing thyroid conditions, coarctation (constriction or tightening) of the aorta, or specific medication side effects. If you have any of these conditions, it is important to vigilantly monitor your health vitals at home with an all-in-one device like Health360, early detect your high blood pressure concerns and act swiftly.
Can the Age & Gender of a Person be a driving factor in Hypertension?
Age is an independent factor in determining if the person is having Hypertension or not. In general, the prevalence of Hypertension is higher among men than women. However, after menopause, the risk of Hypertension in women increases, and the gap between genders begins to close. Hormonal changes during menopause, such as a decline in estrogen levels, may impact blood pressure regulation and contribute to higher rates of Hypertension.
While age and gender are influential factors, it is essential to note that Hypertension can affect individuals of all ages and genders. Lifestyle factors, genetics, underlying medical conditions, and other variables also contribute to the development and management of Hypertension.
Regular blood pressure monitoring with a personal health monitor like H360 can help assess individual risk factors and determine the most appropriate treatment and management strategies. Start monitoring and managing your blood pressure and heart health today and share the data easily with your Health Provider in just a touch.
18-39 years 110/68 mm Hg 119/70 mm Hg
40-59 years 122/74 mm Hg 124/77 mm Hg
60+ years 139/68 mm Hg 133/69 mm Hg
Adverse effects of High Blood Pressure
Many people are unaware that persistent Hypertension can lead to Stroke or Cardiac Death, Ischemic heart disease, Heart Failure and Left ventricular hypertrophy (excessive thickening of the heart muscle), Kidney Damage, Vision Problems, and Hypertensive Crisis that may require Hospitalization.
How can Hypertension be managed?
Start Regular Monitoring and take charge of your Heart Health now! Health360 is one such device that helps you screen your heart in seconds by grabbing a complete 12-Lead ECG without connecting any wires or leads and sharing a report with your doctor in minutes, thus helping you keep an eye on the damage done to the heart because of your hypertensive disease.