Blood Pressure – Hypertension High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) rarely has notable symptoms, however if left untreated leaves you vulnerable to the risks of Heart Attack & Stroke. If you are in the “At Risk” Category such as Family History of Heart Attack/Stroke, it is advisable to have your Blood Pressure checked by Health Care Professional such as your GP or your Pharmacist. They can detect any issues that may need to be addressed & advise you on a course of action.
When first diagnosed many people become overwhelmed& anxious about the future. Fortunately, the prognosis is very positive & your Healthcare Team will charter a path specific to you, to bring your Blood Pressure under control. This Primarily involves educating you on your condition, on any Medication you may need to take & on your Blood Pressure Goal. You will also be advised on lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation, alcohol consumption, diet, physical exercise, stress management. Continuity of Care, Medication Compliance & Adherence to Lifestyle Advice are the key factors in achieving your goal.
Remember you are not alone -your Medical Team including your local Pharmacy are there to support you!