What if I don't have current vitals before my visit?
Your Amwell physician can learn a lot about your hypertension from vital signs, but obviously is not able to take them during the visit. Having current vital sign results will make the online session more effective and enable your physician to provide you with all the services he or she can at that time. Examples of vital signs you should provide to your Amwell physician include: temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure. If you have your most recent lab results for Hemoglobin A1c, cholesterol, etc. they are useful, but not necessary for your online visit. Additionally, if it pertains to you, please have your most recent blood glucose levels available to share with your provider. If you can take a reading in the morning, after being awake/active for 30 minutes or more and then another reading when you have symptoms, like headache, fatigue, etc. that will only make the visit quicker and easier for both you and your provider.
Other questions related to Hypertension
- Does alcohol affect high blood pressure?
- What does high blood pressure feel like?
- Are there any natural or home remedies to lower your blood pressure? Note: that some of these remedies have not been proven scientifically.
- Does salt affect high blood pressure?
- Can I get a prescription for hypertension medication online?
- Can anxiety cause high blood pressure?
- What are foods to avoid with high blood pressure?
- How can a telemedicine visit be better than an in-person visit?
- What is the difference between diastolic and systolic blood pressure numbers and what do they mean?
- What is the difference between essential and pulmonary hypertension?