Hypertension (high blood pressure) care

Hypertension Care

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a serious condition that poses genuine risks. Left untreated, it can damage your kidneys, affect your vision, and even cause strokes.  

Triggered by genetic and environmental factors (such as diet), hypertension requires careful management. If you're diagnosed with hypertension, you must make lifestyle changes. 

But it can be difficult to know where to begin.  

We tailor our hypertension care to your unique needs. helping you to make appropriate lifestyle changes.  

What is Hypertension?

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Blood pressure measures the force of blood pressing against the walls of your arteries (large blood vessels) as it pumps around your body.  

Simply put, hypertension means your heart is working harder than it should be to pump blood around your body, damaging the arteries in the process. Over time, hypertension can increase your risk of heart attacks, strokes, vision loss, and vascular dementia.  

What Causes Hypertension?

Hypertension doesn’t have a single cause. It’s typically a result of dietary habits, lifestyle choices, or medical conditions. Typical risk factors include: 

  • Smoking 

  • Heavy alcohol consumption 

  • High salt diets 

  • Old age (over 65) 

  • Sedentary lifestyles  

  • Being overweight 

It’s also possible to develop ‘secondary hypertension’ – high blood pressure caused by kidney disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea. Some medicines – such as contraceptives and herbal remedies can also result in hypertension.  

Hypertension Symptoms

Hypertension often goes unnoticed, as most people don’t notice symptoms until their condition worsens - or even mistake the symptoms. As such, it’s important to have your blood pressure measured regularly.  

 Hypertension symptoms include:

  • Headaches 

  • Dizziness 

  • Nausea 

  • Ringing or buzzing in your ears 

  • Nosebleeds 

  • Abnormal heart rhythm 

If you experience any of the above, you must consult your doctor, who will measure your blood pressure and recommend treatment.  

Types of Hypertension Care

Hypertension is a lifelong condition, but it is manageable with the right support. 

Our care assistants offer quality hypertension support, tailored to you. We offer support with all aspects of living with hypertension, including: 

  • Helping maintain a balanced, low-sodium diet 

  • Advice on reducing  sugar and saturated fat intake 

  • Supporting with exercise 

  • Managing medication 

  • Help attending social activities  

  • Household chores such as laundry, grocery 

  • Personal care 

Hypertension is serious, but treatable. Get in touch now to see how we can help you.

*Not all Bluebird Care offices provide this service. Please check with your local office if this service is available.

How to find the right care for you or your relative

1. Find your local office

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3. Assessment

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4. Care team chosen & care starts

You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.

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