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We’ll help you stick to your plan for managing a chronic disease*, changing a habit, and living healthier—by phone.

*Chronic care is available for adults 18-64 in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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Can I treat high blood pressure online?

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Medical treatment for high blood pressure is an important way to maintain your long-term health, but treating any condition can be expensive. Generally, medication is cheaper with health insurance. It’s also more cost-effective to use generic versions of blood pressure drugs.

Another way to reduce medical costs is to consider treating blood pressure online. An online medical provider can help you manage your blood pressure, whether by recommending lifestyle changes to improve it or suggesting a medication regimen to help.

You can then order your blood pressure medication through an online pharmacy that delivers your medicine to your home, reducing costs.

If you’re concerned about your blood pressure and want to learn more about treating it online, chat with a K doctor today about the best options for improving your health at a reasonable cost.

What are the symptoms of high blood pressure?

Blood pressure is the amount of pressure in your arteries when your blood flows through them. The narrower your arteries are, and the more blood your heart pumps through them, the higher your blood pressure will be.

Over time, high blood pressure (aka hypertension) can contribute to medical problems, such as heart attack and stroke. High blood pressure can also result in pregnancy complications, organ damage, vision loss, cognitive impairment, and dementia.

On its own, high blood pressure doesn’t always cause noticeable symptoms. In fact, you may not even know you have high blood pressure until you measure it at the doctor’s office.

Some people experience symptoms like headache, shortness of breath, or nose bleeds due to high blood pressure, but these don’t always indicate high blood pressure. Often, they don’t occur until blood pressure is already extremely high or life-threatening.

What is “normal” blood pressure?

Blood pressure is read in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). The top number, or systolic pressure, measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart pumps. The bottom number, or diastolic pressure, measures the pressure in your arteries between heartbeats.

Healthy or “normal” blood pressure is less than 120/80 mm Hg. Elevated blood pressure is 120-129/80 or less, and stage one hypertension is 130-139/80-89. Blood pressure higher than 140/90 is considered stage two hypertension.

Consult your doctor right away if your blood pressure is higher than 180/120, which is considered a hypertensive emergency.

What are the causes of high blood pressure?

High blood pressure happens when the pressure in your arteries is higher than it should be, which over time can result in a number of health problems.

Various factors can contribute to high blood pressure. It usually occurs gradually over the course of many years, without one specific cause. This is called essential hypertension. Certain risks can increase your chances of developing high blood pressure, such as:

  • Being older than 55 years old
  • Having family members who have high blood pressure
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Unmanaged stress
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • High-sodium diet
  • Low-potassium diet
  • Excessive alcohol consumption

Some people develop high blood pressure as a result of another medical condition, which is known as secondary hypertension. Risk factors for secondary hypertension include:

  • Kidney disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Blood vessel problems
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Tumors in your adrenal glands
  • Illicit drugs
  • Medications, including hormonal birth control, cold medicine, and decongestants

If you have high blood pressure, your doctor will likely work with you to determine the cause. In people with essential hypertension, high blood pressure can often be managed with lifestyle changes. In people with secondary hypertension, managing the cause of hypertension can lower your risk of developing disease associated with it.

What are the treatment options for high blood pressure?

The treatment for high blood pressure depends on several factors, such as the type of high blood pressure you have and what’s causing it.

If you have secondary hypertension, your doctor will likely focus on treating the disease that’s contributing to your high blood pressure.

Because lifestyle factors can influence blood pressure, people can also manage high blood pressure by adjusting those factors. If you have hypertension, your doctor may recommend you:

  • Quit smoking and using tobacco products
  • Reduce your sodium intake
  • Reduce your alcohol consumption
  • Exercise more
  • Lose weight
  • Manage your stress levels

If your hypertension does not resolve or gets worse as you make changes to your habits, your medical provider may recommend medication to lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of developing diseases associated with it.

Which medications can treat high blood pressure?

Medication can be an effective way of controlling high blood pressure. Some of the most common types of medication used to treat hypertension include:

  • Diuretics: Also called water pills, diuretics can help your kidneys get rid of sodium and water, which can lower the amount of fluid in your blood. Common diuretics include thiazide, loop, and potassium-sparing diuretics.
  • Calcium channel blockers: These drugs relax the muscles of your blood vessels by preventing calcium from entering them. Common calcium channel blockers include amlodipine (Norvasc) and diltiazem (Tiazac and Cardizem).
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors: These drugs relax blood vessels by preventing the creation of a chemical that narrows them. Common ACE inhibitors include lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), captopril, and benazepril (Lotensin).
  • Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs): These drugs relax blood vessels by blocking the action of a chemical that narrows them. Common ARBs are candesartan (Atacand) and losartan (Cozaar).

Other medications used to treat high blood pressure are alpha blockers, alpha-beta blockers, beta blockers, aldosterone antagonists, vasodilators, and renin inhibitors.

If you have high blood pressure that isn’t resolved by lifestyle changes alone, your medical provider may recommend blood pressure medication. Every medication comes with pros and cons, and your provider can help you determine the best one for you.

You may take medication for only a period of time until your blood pressure improves, or you may take it long-term.

Either way, your doctor can help you determine the best action plan for controlling your hypertension and reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease and other medical risks associated with high blood pressure.

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Frequently asked questions

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What is K Health Primary Care?

The K Health Primary Care program is holistic, virtual care without the hassle and price of seeing a doctor in-person, available to individuals 18-64. Primary Care is part of the K Health membership, which costs just $29/month*. It includes chronic condition management and prevention, 24/7 text-based Urgent Care*, Urgent Care for kids ages 3-17, annual wellness visits, and more—all from your phone.

A care team of board-certified doctors and clinicians create hyper-personalized care plans to make it easier for you manage chronic disease, change a habit, or just live healthier. Plans include reminders on what health screenings you need, when you're out of refills, and more.

Your care team can remotely prescribe and refill medication, order lab tests, and more.

*24/7 Urgent Care is available in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., referrals. labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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What does Primary Care treat?

The K Health Primary Care program is part of the K Health membership, which offers remote wellness visits, chronic disease management and prevention, 24/7 Urgent Care*, prescription refills, unlimited Urgent Care visits for you and your kids 3-17, and more.

Primary Care clinicians practicing on the K Health platform help you manage and treat common chronic conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity, and also create personalized care plans to help prevent future conditions, like heart attack and stroke. Your Care Team can remotely prescribe and refill medication, order lab tests and health screenings, and more.

*24/7 Urgent Care is available in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., referrals, labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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How much does Primary Care cost?

The Primary Care program is included in a K Health membership, which costs $29/month* billed every three months. You can cancel your membership at anytime. The cancellation will go into effect at the end of the billing cycle.

A membership includes chronic condition management, 24/7 Urgent Care*, annual wellness visits, unlimited Urgent Care visits for you and your kids 3-17, and more. Medication and lab test costs are not included.

*24/7 Urgent Care is available in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., referrals, labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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Do you do annual physicals?

We’ve built a way to have an annual wellness visit—or anytime check-in—with a board-certified doctor or clinician via the K Health app. Clinicians are available day and night for wellness visits.

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What's included in the K Health membership?

Our K Health membership includes nearly everything K Health offers for $29/month*.

  • Unlimited text-based visits with licensed clinicians
  • Flexible appointments for Primary Care and 24/7 Urgent Care
  • Remote annual wellness visits
  • Chronic condition management and prevention
  • Free Urgent Care for your kids ages 3-17
  • Easy prescription management and renewals
  • As always, no insurance needed, all on your own schedule

*24/7 Urgent Care is available in 48 states of the US. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. Pediatrics is only available in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Children ages 3-17 must have parental consent.

K Health memberships are not insurance and do not include any ancillary services, (e.g.) laboratory tests, durable medical equipment, appointments with other providers or specialists that we may refer you to, emergency or in-person urgent care facility visits; cost of medication and other referrals. See Terms of Service.

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Do you need insurance to use K Health?

Nope!

You can sign up for our K Health membership for $29/month* which includes access to our Primary Care program, 24/7 Urgent Care visits*, Urgent Care for your kids ages 3-17, and more. A one-time visits cost $35*. Our symptom checker is always free to use.

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*24/7 Urgent Care is available in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., referrals, labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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