Maintaining good health is a top priority for everyone, especially men. Why? Men tend to face unique health challenges and a higher risk of certain chronic diseases, making proactive health management essential for their well-being. The good news is the advent of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) solutions has made managing these conditions easier and more effective.
The Current State Of Men’s Health In America
Men in the United States continue to grapple with higher rates of certain chronic conditions, such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes, which often result in increased mortality. At the same time, mental health and emotional well-being issues are increasingly recognized as critical concerns, with many men facing stigma and barriers to seeking help. Preventive measures, regular health check-ups, and lifestyle modifications are vital to addressing these challenges and ensuring a healthier future for men nationwide.
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) can significantly improve men's health in America by enabling early detection and intervention for chronic diseases, ensuring medication adherence, and offering customized care plans. RPM devices can empower men to take control of their health and address the unique challenges they face in maintaining their well-being.
How RPM Can Help Improve The Management of 5 Chronic Diseases That Affect Men
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
According to the American Heart Association, about 46% of men have hypertension in the United States. Men generally develop high blood pressure at a younger age than women, and it often goes undiagnosed. Fortunately, RPM devices help men monitor their blood pressure regularly, providing real-time data. This reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, which are more prevalent among men.
Diabetes affects approximately 37 million Americans, and men are slightly more likely to have diabetes than women. Sadly, men with diabetes are at a higher risk of complications such as heart disease and kidney problems. Diabetes management requires consistent monitoring of blood glucose levels. RPM solutions provide glucose readings. This real-time data empowers men to make informed lifestyle choices to manage their diabetes better.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
COPD is a disease that affects the lungs, and it's more common in men than in women. Why? Men are more likely to smoke, a major risk factor for COPD. The American Lung Association reports that over 12 million men in the United States have been diagnosed with COPD. The good news is RPM devices help men with COPD monitor their lung function and oxygen levels, enabling early intervention and reducing the severity of exacerbations, which can reduce hospital admissions.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but men tend to develop it earlier. Men are also more likely to have certain risk factors, such as high cholesterol and blood pressure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 4 men have some form of heart disease. RPM solutions can help these men closely monitor their heart health, detect irregularities early, and take proactive steps to reduce their risk of heart attacks.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
The National Kidney Foundation states that men are 50% more likely than women to develop kidney failure. Men are also more likely to progress to end-stage kidney disease. RPM devices can help men with Chronic Kidney Disease monitor their kidney function, resulting in early intervention, which can help slow the progression of the disease. RPM solutions can also help detect early signs of CKD progression, ultimately preserving kidney function.
Transforming Lives Through RPM Devices
We believe in transforming people’s lives with engaging health data. Managing health in today’s fast-paced culture can be challenging, but our RPM solutions can help men with chronic diseases manage their health effectively. RPM enables early detection, intervention, and personalized care plans by offering continuous monitoring and real-time data transmission. This not only improves the quality of life for men but also reduces the burden on the healthcare system by preventing complications and hospitalizations. So why wait? Contact us today to learn more about how our RPM devices help improve quality of life.