Hypertension, if not treated, can be life-threatening. It can cause heart failure, increase risk for stroke, kidney failure, and other chronic conditions. High blood pressure occurs when the pressure on the person’s blood vessel walls are consistently higher than normal. The clinic provides a diagnosis of the disease through a blood pressure cuff. Once diagnosed, the clinic offers different treatment and management approaches for the patient.
Patient education on how to manage blood pressure is one of the clinic’s way of managing this disease. Teaching the patient to check blood pressure regularly, encouraging them to eat healthy foods and maintain appropriate body weight, creating action plans to limit alcohol intake and/or smoking, and managing stress are just some inclusions of the clinic’s patient education program. Medication and alternative ways are also available in the clinic as well as follow-up checkups. Telehealth helps in monitoring the management of hypertension among patients.