Telehealth & General Practice located in Atlanta, GA


Hypertension services offered in Atlanta, GA

Elevated blood pressure, or hypertension, silently puts you at risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and other severe health consequences, but there are plenty of ways to manage the condition. At VirtuaReal Health, you can receive personalized holistic health care for hypertension with remote monitoring from Dina Hobson, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC, and the team. To schedule a virtual visit, call Georgia-based VirtuaReal Health or book online today.

Hypertension Q & A

What is hypertension?

Hypertension is high or elevated blood pressure. A blood pressure reading, which you can get at your local pharmacy, doctor’s office, or using a home monitoring device, indicates the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels. 

High blood pressure makes your heart work extra hard and can damage your cardiovascular system over time. 

The scary thing about hypertension is that it does a lot of damage without causing symptoms for the majority of people who have it. That’s why it’s important to check your blood pressure every so often, especially if you’re at a particularly high risk due to your family history or behaviors.

VirtuaReal Health provides remote visits to help you manage your hypertension. The team follows up with you with regular video calls and with remote patient monitoring to make sure your personalized integrative treatment for hypertension is effectively lowering your blood pressure. 

Which behaviors cause hypertension?

Many people are at an increased risk for hypertension because of circumstances outside their control, like genetics and family history. Your blood pressure also naturally goes up gradually as you get older. 

Behaviors and lifestyle factors can contribute to high blood pressure and are more within your control. Your blood pressure can get higher because of:

  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Alcoholism and heavy drinking
  • Too little physical activity
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Consuming too much salt
  • Stress

Secondary hypertension is high blood pressure that can be linked to a specific disease or diagnosis you have. Controlling your sleep apnea, thyroid disorder, kidney disease, or other underlying condition with effective treatment can help lower your blood pressure to a safer level. 

What does hypertension management entail?

Without careful monitoring and treatment, hypertension can lead to several serious complications including heart attack, heart disease, and stroke. 

Your telehealth providers at VirtuaReal Health can help you manage your blood pressure with an individualized integrative health care plan, which includes remote patient monitoring of your blood pressure using a home device. The team tailors your care plan to your needs, and it might involve:

  • Blood pressure medications
  • Diet changes
  • Increased physical activity
  • Smoking or drinking cessation
  • Herbal supplements
  • Stress relief tactics

During your video calls with the team, they make sure you’re sticking with your treatment plan and experiencing results from any changes you’ve made. 

Schedule your appointment for hypertension care with remote patient monitoring over the phone or online at VirtuaReal Health today.