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What Is The Chronic Disease Home Management (CDHM™) Programme For Hypertension?

By the team at Speedoc,
 
March 04, 2021

Speedoc’s Chronic Disease Home Management (CDHM™) programme is a fully home-based treatment programme designed to help you manage your chronic conditions optimally, right from the comfort of your home. All our CDHM™ programmes are strictly guided by the Ministry of Health’s clinical practice guidelines. Chronic conditions we treat under CDHM™ include:

This programme is fully customisable to your medical history and needs. Took a urine test just a month ago and don’t want to take it again? Let us know and we’ll remove it from the list of tests you’ll receive as long as you still have the results with you. Need an additional blood test for your thyroid? Add it to the list. Our Patient Care Team will listen to your needs and help you craft your very own CDHM™ programme.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN CDHM™ FOR HYPERTENSION?

Our CDHM™ programme for hypertension includes:

  • All relevant lab tests
  • One (1) doctor house visit accompanied by a nurse
  • Three (3) video consultations with a doctor to review your condition

You will also receive five (5) additional video consultations that can be used by any family member, for any condition, within the 12 months you’re enrolled in the programme.

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HOW OFTEN WILL I SEE THE DOCTOR UNDER THIS PROGRAMME?

You will have a total of three (3) consultations with your doctor:

Consultation 1: Initial visit (in-person)

Your doctor will visit you at home with a nurse to conduct the necessary tests and examinations to set a baseline for your treatment for the upcoming year.

Consultation 2: Follow-up teleconsultation (3-5 days after initial visit)

Approximately three to five days after your first visit, your doctor will schedule a follow-up video consultation with you to go over your test results and clarify any doubts you may have. Six months’ worth of medication will also be prescribed and delivered to you, free of charge.

Consultation 3: Review over teleconsultation (6 months after initial visit)

Your review will be done six months after your initial consultation. Our Patient Care Team will contact you ahead of time to schedule your review. This consultation will be done over video consultation, where your doctor will review your condition and make the necessary adjustments to your medication if needed. Another six months’ worth of medication will be prescribed and delivered to your home. You will have the option of renewing your enrolment after this consultation.

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HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE HYPERTENSION?

The danger of hypertension is that it often goes unnoticed. There are no indicative symptoms until it is very severe.

In general, you may be at higher risk of hypertension if you:

  • Smoke
  • Have a higher body mass index (BMI)
  • Lead a sedentary lifestyle
  • Have a strong family history of hypertension

In the unlikely event that your blood pressure gets extremely high, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Severe headaches
  • Nosebleeds
  • Fatigue
  • Pounding in your chest, ears, or neck
  • Chest pains
  • Difficulty breathing

The best way to find out is through regular checks and self-monitoring at home with a blood pressure monitor. This is why we schedule follow-ups with you under the CDHM™ programme to ensure that your blood pressure is under control.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IS NOT WELL MANAGED?

Poorly controlled high blood pressure could cause serious complications like stroke, heart disease, vision damage, and even kidney failure. This may increase your individual healthcare costs due to hospitalisation and treatment of further complications. In fact, the costs of treating hypertension-related complications could be up to 10 times higher than the costs of treating hypertension itself. Sticking to a treatment plan is key to keeping medical costs low in the long run.

HOW DO I ENROL IN THIS PROGRAMME?

Download the Speedoc app today and enrol in our Chronic Disease Home Management (CDHM™) programme for hypertension today!