Heart-to-heart health tips for your heart this 2022!

It’s always beneficial to have a heart-to-heart talk when you have a problem. But what if it’s your heart that’s the issue?

Philippine Heart Month, established in 1973 by Proclamation No. 1096, is observed every February to raise awareness of heart disease as a critical problem among Filipinos.

Heart disease is no laughing matter. From 2009 through 2019, heart disease was the leading cause of mortality in the country. Because these statistics apply to people of all ages, the causes of heart disease can range from the foods we eat to lifestyle choices like smoking and not staying in shape, as well as the existence of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

Going to the hospital can be difficult for both healthcare workers and individuals with heart illnesses, especially because our country’s healthcare systems are still fighting COVID-19. Telemedicine, on the other hand, is an efficient approach for people with cardiac problems to get the guidance they need in the comfort of their own homes.

Heart problems in stable patients with uncomplicated disease can be managed via telemedicine, as maintenance medications and preventive medical advice are the usual management. Medgate’s services are tailored to suit a wide range of patient demands, offering accessible healthcare despite the distance, thanks to our over 20 years of experience as an international leader in telemedicine.

In order to improve the quality of life for someone with heart problems, here are the best ways in which Medgate can help:

1. Better Lifestyle Counseling

Patients can be rest assured that our healthcare experts can deliver comprehensive yet tailored treatment solutions even if sessions aren’t done face-to-face. Doctors can tailor-fit lifestyle adjustments and recommendations targeted to help patients live better by looking at a patient’s home and living condition – in addition to giving advise on how to eat healthily and reduce weight.

2. Decreased Hospital Visits

Virtual consultations imply less time spent traveling back and forth, less exposure for both patients and staff, and less money spent on hospital admissions and fees, allowing you to spend more time with your loved ones.

3. Better Access to Medicine and More Efficient Medicine Delivery

Time is crucial when it comes to our health. Telemedicine allows patients to reach out to specialists at any time of day, without having to wait in a long line at a hospital. Medicine delivery services are combined with telemedicine consultations to eliminate the need for patients to visit a pharmacy.

When it comes to love issues, reach out to a friend. When it comes to heart problems, consult a physician. Schedule an appointment with Medgate today to keep our hearts healthy in 2022.