United Crest Healthcare is part of United Crest Group that provides the most advanced TeleMedicine, TeleHealth and mobile healthcare service management. Healthcare is in the midst of a mobile transformation, and recent research indicates that there's no end in sight to mobile technology use in medical and healthcare. With our i-Medic, your health can be monitored and managed well as you can communicate with doctors conveniently, alert your doctor and in some cases, even have your doctor prescribe medication from your smartphone at anytime, anywhere. This is more preventive and convenient as well as less expensive, without long queues and waiting time.
i-Medic allows you to choose the best doctors you wish to be monitored by. The best part about i-Medic is that it provides you with many comprehensive features such as medical records and results, medical devices, trackers, messages, alerts, reminders, medical imaging reports and ECG reports. Tracking of daily health metrics vital signs, such as ECG, blood pressure, glucose, oxygen saturation and so on, are required if you have chronic diseases and other health conditions such as chronic heart diseases, strokes, cancers and diabetes.
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Singapore Heart Foundation (SHF), 15 people die from cardiovascular disease (Heart disease and Stroke) everyday. In recent years, CardioVascular Disease (CVD) accounted for 29.9 percent of all deaths, which means that nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in Singapore can be attributed to heart disease and stroke! You are never too young or too old to have risks relating to chronic heart diseases. The number of deaths may seem bleak and most people tend to misunderstand sudden heart attack as ‘sudden, unpreventable and nothing can be done’, however it is because most people don’t monitor their health in the beginning stage! The good news is that cardiovascular heart disease is potentially preventable. i-Medic is the most advanced mobile healthcare management platform, which allows doctors to monitor your health or your beloved parents’ health vital signs frequently and in a convenient way.
Cardiovascular diseases usually have a degree of inheritance, i.e., if your parents have hypertension, then there's a higher chance you will have hypertension. What's unusual is the degree of environmental variation that can be exhibited. As stated by the World Health Organization (WHO): Behavioral risk factors are responsible for about 80% of coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease - WHO Global status report of non-communicable diseases, 2010. In other words, your family history may give you an increased chance in developing these chronic diseases but ultimately, it's your decision that makes the difference. Unfortunately, most CVDs remain silent for a long time. Often CVDs are only discovered when end-stage complication arises.
Over the decades, we've seen the rise of new global health issues. A more sedentary lifestyle has to an increase in chronic hypertension and diabetes. Chronic CVDs are a group of metabolic conditions that cause damage of the blood vessels (amongst other things) and eventually lead to heart attacks or stroke.
The commonly encountered cardiovascular diseases in Singapore are:
(1) Hypertension (23.5% of the population);
(2) Diabetes mellitus (11.3% of the population);
(3) Dyslipidemia (17.4% of the population);
(4) Obesity (10.8% of the population).
Chronic diseases take time to develop, often years to decades without you realising it. Early stages of chronic diseases may not cause any symptoms to the patient. Many cases are only diagnosed much later when complications have arisen and irreversible damage has already occurred. This need not be the case. CVD may not cause many symptoms but they do have telling signs that can be picked up via TeleMonitoring by doctors. With early detection and intervention, we can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and enhance you with a healthier life.
Your health and your family members’ health are precious, make the right decision by contacting us now, let us connect you to the professional doctors to start monitoring your health today!