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High Blood Pressure Control Leads to a More Fulfilling Life

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If your health is preventing you from living the life you want, what would need to happen for you to make a change?

For Ochsner Digital Medicine member Alfred Leonard, his journey to overcome his health challenges began when he was unable to assist his mother when she needed him. Alfred was “severely overweight” and struggling with high blood pressure and high cholesterol at the time. One day, his mother called him for help, but he couldn’t be there for her.

“That’s when I knew I had to have a change,”  Alfred said.

Alfred found a resource with Ochsner Digital Medicine, though he was initially hesitant about the “digital” aspect of the program. He admits to being worried that the process might be intrusive or that his age and lack of experience with technology might hold him back. However, once he enrolled, he realized the program was easy to use and not intrusive at all. He says that he doesn’t hear from the care team unless it’s their designated time to check on him, or if there is something wrong with one of his readings.

Since joining, Alfred has seen his blood pressure readings drastically improve. He has also lost weight and returned to participating in activities he loves, like fishing, artwork and wood carving. Most importantly, he was able to take care of his mother, who was impressed by his change.

My mother would tell me, ‘Man, you are looking good. You are losing weight,’ “ Alfred said. “That was encouragement to me.

“And I was there for my mother until God called her home.” 

If you are living with high blood pressure, change is possible. Enroll in Ochsner Digital Medicine today. 

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