Diabetes or Hypertension treatment: it’s not just about insulin and medications. It’s about your everyday habits and lifestyle
As you may know both diabetes and hypertension belong to a class of medical conditions known as non-communicable diseases or NCDs. They cannot be easily acquired by simply catching a virus. And they do not easily go away after just a course of antibiotics. In fact they stay with us until the unavoidable end.
In most cases non-communicable diseases take years to develop. Poor eating habits and nutrition, smoking, lack of exercise and high levels of prolonged stress all contribute to their development. We all like to enjoy life but by keeping these habits up, we make it a shorter one. No wonder hypertension is called the “silent killer” and diabetes is considered to be one of the most life-disrupting afflictions.
Treatment of hypertension usually involves a complicated regimen of drugs with unpronounceable names and unpleasant side effects. Similar fate awaits those with diabetes, only it is worsened by the necessity of insulin injections and blood glucose measurements. Pricking yourself with needles several times a day is not something that diabetic patients look forward to.
What most people don’t realize is that chucking those habits that made them sick in the first place will greatly reflect on their wellbeing and disease progression. Even tweaking one’s lifestyle a little bit can bring forward some very positive results. Decreasing your weight, cholesterol levels and BMI will significantly reduce the risk of developing life threatening complications.
Let’s take obesity as an example. A vast majority of people over 35 who are obese (overweight) will develop high blood pressure at some point in their lives. Not only that. Obesity is proven to lead to a full blown hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke and heart attack. The list of non-communicable diseases caused by obesity doesn’t actually stop here, it goes on and on. And people who develop these medical conditions continue to stay overweight which causes illnesses to progress further and faster. It’s like a vicious cycle.
But what if we could break it? What if we could eat a little healthier, exercise a bit more and thus prolong our lives a little more as well?
The problem is that it’s not easy breaking lifelong habits without help.
And that’s where Watif health app comes into the picture.
Think of it as your friendly team of assistants and health care professionals, that will help you develop new, healthy habits to ease the burden of your health condition.
As you interact with Watif app you’ll find that it’s very easy to navigate and explore. After obtaining your unique personal parameters, the app begins working for you and with you.
For example, it calculates your BMI (Body Mass Index) based on you height and weight, then shows your BMI goal and suggests steps of how to get there. Those usually involve a certain amount of weight loss through healthy eating habits and exercise.
So the app will help you establish healthier eating habits, and help you maintain them and monitor your results. As you will start implementing changes, you can use the built-in Calorie Calculator to choose a healthier meal option and lose those pounds faster.
Watif will be systematically recording your progress and immediately show you the health benefits, such as the percentage of lowering your risk of developing complications associated with hypertension and diabetes. It will feel extremely rewarding to see how your risks go down, and will motivate you to keep up the good work.
Similarly, if you will establish an exercise routine, Watif will monitor your test results and showcase the positive changes that will happen to your body. Starting small is the best way to get into the habit of exercising, so even 15 min a day is already something.
Additionally Watif health app monitors your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, kidney function and much more. This is only a fraction of what Watif health can do for you once you begin your journey together.
Keep a look out for our future posts and leave a comment below to let us know how would You be using Watif health app in Your life.