A vital sign is a specific measurement of a basic body function that is routinely monitored by your medical professional. To live a healthy lifestyle, it is critical to check your vitals and keep tabs on your health regularly. In this article, we’ll take you through the benefits of tracking your vitals, and what vitals you should be tracking.
Some of your most important vitals include your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and weight. These vital signs measure your body’s basic functions. Vitals display a snapshot of what’s going on inside your body. They provide crucial information about your organs.
Your weight is one of the easiest vitals to keep track of. All you need to do is get a bathroom scale and weigh yourself regularly. Weight increases or decreases indicate a wide range of problems, from an underlying medical problem (like thyroid disease) to poor lifestyle habits. Knowing the normal weight for your age and gender can help you make healthy changes and enhance your overall wellbeing.
Your blood pressure is another fairly easy vital to keep track of at home. You can get an easy-to-use blood pressure device and use that for regular checks. Abnormal blood pressure signals underlying problems (like heart disease) and can lead to a medical emergency (like a stroke). Keeping an eye on your blood pressure can determine if you need to make lifestyle adjustments or require medicinal treatment.
Your cholesterol and blood sugar levels are a little harder to track, and they require pricking of your fingers to draw blood. You can get home test kits, and these will give you accurate results. High levels of either vital can be life-threatening.
By tracking your vitals regularly on the DRO Health App using the ‘Tracks and Vitals’ feature, you are one step closer to living a healthier life. Read more on how to use this feature on our knowledge base. These tracked vitals can then be shared with a doctor on the DRO Health App. Start tracking your vitals from the comfort of your home and embrace healthy living today. Download the DRO Health App on the Play Store (Android) or AppStore (iOS).
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