We aims to help you reduce the risks of ill health associated with high blood pressure (also called hypertension). Genetic factors or lifestyle choices such as poor diet, being overweight, smoking, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol or suffering from diabetes all increase the risk of high blood pressure. We know that even small lifestyle changes can make a real difference. We offer you the specialist care and support you need to make these lifestyle changes.
we can support you to:
Maintain a healthy diet that is low in sodium, saturated fats and added sugar by planning healthy meals that you enjoy, helping you buy and prepare the right food and drink, or encouraging you to stay on track with your goals.
Include regular, achievable exercise to your daily routine.
Keep up social contacts and activities that are important to you.
Take your medicines at the right time and attend medical appointments when needed.
We can provide general care and support for all aspects of daily living, including personal care and housework.
What does high blood pressure mean?
Nearly a third of adults in the UK suffer from high blood pressure. This disease is often a lifelong condition and increasingly affects children and teenagers too. It is sometimes called the ‘silent killer’ because people often do not realise they have it until their condition has become quite serious.
Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pressing against the walls of the arteries (large blood vessels) as the heart pumps it around the body. If your blood pressure is too high, this increases the heart’s workload and can damage the arteries. Early diagnosis is important, because left untreated high blood pressure can increase the risk of heart and kidney disease, stroke and brain disease.
Support to stay well
As care providers, our aim is to provide you with personal care and support that you want so that you can maintain your health and quality of life. Visit the NHS website for more information on high blood pressure. Contact us to discuss a hypertension care and support service for you.