eKincare's study reveals contradictory trends in lifestyle diseases
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eKincare’s study reveals contradictory trends in lifestyle diseases

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eKincare, Hyderabad-based India’s fastest growing health-tech start-up enabling users to monitor their critical medical information on cloud, recently conducted a study revealing some of the contrary trends in the field of lifestyle diseases.

Hypertension Concept

Overview

  • Based on body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (BP) & random blood sugar samples.
  • Conducted across three cities, including Hyderabad, Vijayawada & Vizag for select 5,000 respondents.

Key Takeaways

  • Non-metro cities catching up metros in the lifestyle disorders due to increase in spending power & change in food patterns, exposure to junk food, etc.
  • 26% of Vizag showed a high level of BP as opposed to Hyderabad which stood at 18% & Vijaywada at 15%.
  • Vijaywada has the highest number of obese (measured by BMI) (19%) whereas Vizag is at par with Hyderabad (11%).
  • Vijayawada topped the number of people who are diabetics with 7%, while Hyderabad stood at 4% and Vizag at 2%.
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Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels will enable patients to control diabetes

 

Key Recommendations

  • Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels.
  • Critical to reach out to different segments of the society.
  • Address concerns at the grass-root level.
Kiran Kalakuntla, Founder & CEO, eKincare

Kiran Kalakuntla, Founder & CEO, eKincare

eKincare – Main Objectives

  • Increase an individual’s life span through personalised healthcare information.
  • Combine digitisation with deep analytics & healthcare
  • Improve average life span by harnessing their medical data & predict future diseases before their onset.
  • Aims to be seen as technology-led healthcare company transforming the way healthcare is perceived.
  • Awareness, education & regular monitoring of patients’ vitals is a key step towards preventing & controlling chronic conditions.

 

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