With the use of technology, providers have made access to resources and are more accessible and cost-effective. With the affordable healthcare act in place, more Americans have access to healthcare today. In Tulsa Oklahoma, many generic and older generation drugs are available to patients that don’t have health insurance at many local pharmacies and drugstores. Though there are many resources open to the public, a large number of people still suffer from uncontrolled blood pressure. This seems to be a trend that is not just seen in Tulsa County, but statewide. Even though there many programs and resource in place. Patient participation is essential; also, a considerable amount of disease management and compliance occurs outside of the provider's office. When trying to increase patient compliance, education is a vital tool that can make patients aware of the many obstacles they will face and can overcome. When patients are informed and adhere to a plan that is set in place by the provider, hypertension can be well controlled. The patient will be educated about a blood pressure log and how to take and record the numbers in this running log. With the use of this log, the patients can visually see the changes in their blood pressure reading. The provider's office provides the patient with a form that they can keep for their record to complain about the daily blood pressure results. If the patient is experiencing an episode of hypertension, the provider or the office should be notified. When patients actively communicate their blood pressures and lifestyle changes with the provider, nurses and family members patients tend to be more complaint. With the use of smartphones, providers can teach patients about apps that can be used to help manage and maintain a healthy lifestyle. With this
6 Running head: PATHOPHARMALOGICAL FOUNDATIONS tool’s available to patients they will have a better chance to overcome the obstacles associated with hypertension. With modern and technology patients can manage their diet, obesity, stress, exercise and aid in quitting smoking. If the patient's hypertension is from a secondary cause, treat the primary reason those lowering secondary hypertension. Pharmaceutical intervention is essential to lower hypertension in conjunction with lifestyle changes depending on the type of hypertension. A2a. Pharmacological Treatments In 2018 the united health foundation completed a survey and discovered that adults in Oklahoma have a great instant of having hypertension compared to the national average. Men in Oklahoma were found to have the highest cases of hypertension 39.2% compared to the national average 34.5%. When a patient is being treated for high blood pleasure, many pharmaceutical interventions can be utilized. Treatment depends on personal medical history and other commodities. For instants is a patient has a history of chronic kidney disease, a diuretic agent like lisinopril and Lasix could be prescribed. Another Pharmacological Treatments that can
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