High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called the silent killer. That’s because more often than not, there are no symptoms for this deadly condition. The only way to know for sure if your blood pressure is too high is to have it tested. If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, it’s a good idea to get a monitor and test it regularly.
If you’re experiencing a true hypertensive crisis and symptoms of heart trouble (severe headaches, changes in vision, shortness of breath or chest pains) it’s best to call an ambulance ASAP. But if you have no symptoms other than elevated numbers, call in an at-home treatment team to help you avoid a very stressful setting while still getting the care you need.
When you call DispatchHealth to treat high blood pressure, we’ll send a team of medical professionals to treat you at your home, office or wherever is most convenient. They can test your numbers, review your history and current medications and prescribe what you need to get those numbers back to healthy levels – the same thing an ER doctor would do. And all this is without the wait time, without the exposure to hospital germs and without the expense of a visit to your local emergency clinic. In fact, DispatchHealth accepts most insurance and on average, most patients pay anywhere from $5 - $50 after insurance.
So the next time you notice a spike in your blood pressure and suspect you’re experiencing a hypertensive urgency, contact DispatchHealth first, and then relax and wait for help to come to you!