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    3 reasons your iPhone is better than pen and paper for tracking blood pressure
    helloheart posted:
    1. Reminders to help you never miss a reading!
    When you track your blood pressure (BP) with an App, it's always with you. You can easily set repeated reminder to measure your BP and track your readings not just at home, but also at the gym or at work. The first step in taking control of your health is tracking it, and reminders can make your life really easy! Over 30% of Americans with high BP live a happy health life and are able to effectively keep their condition under control.

    2. Know when to reach out for help, don't let it happen to you. High blood pressure is the main or secondary cause of 75% of all strokes and heart attacks. When using a good BP app you get an automatic analysis of your info according to the CDC recommendation and easily understand when you are in a hypertensive crisis range and reach out for help.
    When visiting your doctor, you always have all your BP readings that he/she needs to see. The best apps also have all your medical data in one place - drugs, lab results and other tests so your doctor always has the full picture of your health. When your doctor can easily access all your medical data, you are making sure you are getting the best care.

    3. You can finally understand what happens to you, effortlessly. Once you start using an app, you don't need to work to organize the data, your BP will be automatically organized on a visual time line with average and peak values. Research shows that every 10 mm/Hg increase in BP increases your risk for stroke by 11% and cardiovascular disease by 10%. The best apps will let you know if your average BP is higher or lower using simple color icons and periodic summaries that will help you understand if your BP is stable. Understanding your condition is the first step in taking control of your health. It's super easy to start with Hello Heart on the App store

    Hello Heart ( ) is a new app that empowers people to take control of their health. It is designed to help people with high BP, chronic patients, and women or men working in stressful environments, to easily manage all of their medical data and track their blood pressure and understand if their cholesterol levels are too high. It has built in notification to track your BP and simple reassuring explanations that help you understand your medical data and always feel calm. Your health is finally in your hands!

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