By measuring sodium, potassium and creatinine in urine
On average, 31.4% of the Dutch persons between 30 and 70 years have a high blood pressure (hypertension). This means that they have a blood pressure of which the upper pressure (systole) is ≥ 140 mmHg and / or the negative pressure (diastole) is ≥ 90 mmHg and / or that they are taking antihypertensive medication. On average, the percentage of men with hypertension is higher (37.4%) than the percentage of women (26.2%). Hypertension increases with age, but decreases with old age (80 years and older).
A report by the Dutch Heart Foundation describes that if all Dutch people would have normal blood pressure, this would lead to 350,000 fewer patients with cardiovascular problems in 2040.
Reduction of high blood pressure will reduce pressure on the health care system significantly, both in time and in costs. The cause of high blood pressure is found in the high salt intake through our food. It is estimated that 90% of people with high blood pressure is caused due to too much salt intake.
At present, people are advised to follow a low salt diet, but untill now it was not possible to verify or monitor its effectiveness at home. Similar to the scale that provides weight information, a selftest for salt in urine is desired. Until now this self test did not exist. With the new FISIC Medimate urine test this is now possible. The sodium and potassium content in the 24-hour urine can be measured as an indication of the amount of salt that was taken the previous day. With this salt determination the Medimate can provide the necessary feedback on the low salt diet. As 24-hour urine collection is a lot of hassle the Medimate has been equiped with a reliable estimate of the salt intake. The estimation is based on determination of the sodium, potassium and creatinine concentration in morning urine.
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