Older Adults Should Track and Monitor Blood Pressure Daily
Older adults suffering from cardiovascular disease should be tracking blood pressure on a regular basis. Keeping track of all health vitals and notes regarding any new symptoms or changes in condition may assist in preventing health problems. It is important to discuss blood pressure monitoring with your doctor and discuss any signs of concern that they would like for you to inform them about. Everyone is different and some people naturally have a lower or higher blood pressure than others, however, the numbers outlined below will give you a general guideline to consider.
According to the American Heart Association, nearly 1 in 3 American adults have one or more cardiovascular diseases. Approximately 70% of older adults between the ages of 60-79 suffer from cardiovascular disease and 83% of women over 80 years old and 87% of men over the age of 80 suffer from cardiovascular disease.
Seniors or their family caregivers can use the Push Button Care personal health record to record health vitals and document new symptoms. All health vitals that are entered into the record are displayed in easy to read charts. These charts and information can be shown to the clinical staff at your primary care physician’s office during checkups. The Push Button Care mobile app allows for easily tracking blood pressure, but also important health vitals like weight, glucose, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels.
Benefits of Tracking Blood Pressure
Help with early diagnosis
Assist in tracking your treatments
Encourages better control of diet, physical activity, and medication use
Reduces health care costs by possibly reducing doctor visits
Monitor treatment from medications is working
The Push Button Care Chronic Care Wellness Plan is specifically designed for individuals diagnosed with a chronic disease. Many doctors will ask people with chronic conditions to keep track of important health information. Simply use the Bluetooth enabled devices to measure blood pressure, weight, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels and the data is automatically transferred to your personal health record. No extra steps, simply take the measurements and continue with your day. Talk to a Push Button Care support team member how you can easily share all of your health vitals with your primary care physician’s office.