Patients are making decisions that impact their health each and every day. The majority of the care that patients need to live with or prevent chronic disease is self-managed. There is increasing evidence that by taking steps toward self-management, including self-monitoring of vital signs and basic biomarkers like blood pressure, nutritional changes and exercise, patients are able to improve their own health outcomes and live longer, happier lives.
Self-management is not merely a complement to professional healthcare, but rather a key that can unlock the benefits of therapeutic interventions enabling patients to live the highest quality of life even in the presence of chronic inflammatory illness.
When it comes to blood flow, the most impactful step that most patients can take, other than hydration and exercise, is blood donation. Use the links below to learn more about self-directed interventions you can take to improve blood flow.