A new study, published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, has found that virtual counseling can significantly improve the lives of people with high blood pressure.
Dubbed the silent killer due to its asymptomatic nature, high blood pressure damages blood vessels over time.
Luckily, there are several things that a person can do to lower their blood pressure. Eating sensibly, drinking only in moderation, managing stress, and taking one’s medication are only some of the changes that can reduce hypertension.
Now, researchers make a new addition to this list of positive changes: electronic counseling (e-counseling).
A new study — which was led by Robert Nolan, the director of cardiac e-health at the University Health Network’s Peter Munk Cardiac Centre in Toronto, Canada — shows that adding virtual counseling to regular medical therapy lowers blood pressure and the risk of developing cardiovascular problems in the following 10 years.
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