The first step to hypertension care is knowing hypertension.
High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the world’s most common chronic diseases, affecting over 1.1 billion cases worldwide. The condition occurs when the blood pressure is higher than normal, which may cause serious health issues, such as cardiovascular diseases.
Known for being a silent killer, most hypertension patients do not present symptoms until a severe stage is reached. Therefore, maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle paired with periodic blood pressure monitoring is crucial.
There are two main types of high blood pressure.
Primary hypertension: Occurs naturally in adults, there’s no identifiable cause of high blood pressure. This type of hypertension tends to develop gradually over the years.
Secondary hypertension: Some people develop high blood pressure caused by an underlying family condition or an unhealthy lifestyle. This type of hypertension tends to appear suddenly and causes higher blood pressure than primary hypertension. Some of the conditions that may lead to secondary hypertension are:
– Kidney disease
– Certain medications, such as birth control pills and over-the-counter pain relievers
– Physical inactivity and unhealthy diets
The FORA Telehealth System offers you better access to your health condition data and allows caregivers to monitor your results via the Internet remotely. The FORA software accurately collects data in a digital format and incorporates it into a digital record that can be securely transmitted to your family and health provider. This way, you can communicate with your healthcare team from wherever you are.
Intending to make your Hypertension management easier, ForaCare has developed:
• FORA Telehealth System
• iFORA mobile apps
With an easy-to-use design and advanced technologies such as the Auscultatory Mode and AVG Technology, the FORA® Active Series is suitable for professional and home use.