Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. These pauses cut off the oxygen supply to your body for a few seconds and stop the removal of carbon dioxide. According to the Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 13.7% of Indians suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.
There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea. This type of apnea occurs when your throat muscles intermittently relax and block your airway during sleep. Treatments for obstructive sleep apnea are available. One treatment involves using a device that uses positive pressure to keep your airway open while you sleep. Another option is a mouthpiece to thrust your lower jaw forward during sleep. In some cases, surgery may be an option too. All of these treatment ways need constant provider monitoring.
This is where Care.Wallet can be configured to allow making the treatment easier. Once configured, and using the How Are You Feeling Today (HAYFT) Care.Card, patients will be able to record daily their health status by recording symptoms, health changes as well as share the daily update to their doctor and loved ones. Based on received information doctors can then monitor, change the treatment, arrange the doctor visits, and much more. Through the Care.Wallet patients would be able to arrange the non-emergency doctor’s appointments in just a few clicks and receive immediate confirmation without wasting their time with phone calls. After the appointment confirmation, all the parties included in the healthcare prosses are automatically notified.
People who suffer from sleep apnea need doctor support 24/7. With the Global Telehealth Exchange, it would be possible for a single doctor to support sleep apnea patients who are spread globally. GTHE will break down barriers between physicians and patients, providing better healthcare access to all.
Care.Wallet is not just a single app. It combines the whole range of healthcare services in one place. People will no longer wait to arrange a doctor appointment or pay the bill. They will be able to do all of these actions easily through a smart device.
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