Hypertension

...and how MedicAlert can help you

If you have hypertension (also known as high blood pressure) then joining MedicAlert could support you in an emergency situation.
Your ID jewellery will alert any first responder to your condition and associated medication so that they can treat you accordingly, and monitor your blood pressure.
If you require any other medications that need to be taken with specific timing, wearing a MedicAlert can help a healthcare provider find this information in detail to ensure you keep to schedule.

During an emergency

MedicAlert supports you

By relaying information

To ensure fast accurate treatment

How does MedicAlert help?

MedicAlert supports you via our membership service and custom-made medical ID jewellery. Our jewellery enables emergency professionals to gain vital information from your secure emergency personal record.

MedicAlert membership costs only £32 per year; less than 10p per day, providing you with life-saving services and peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

  • MedicAlert jewellery is always worn on your pulse points, and the front of each disc carries our international medical symbol; this ensures it's spotted promptly in an emergency
  • The back of the MedicAlert disc would be engraved with 'HYPERTENSION' or 'HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE', our emergency telephone number, any other conditions or information as well as your unique membership number used to identify your personal record
    The emergency line is available 24/7, 365 days a year to first responders, police and healthcare professionals with translation services in over 100 languages and dialects. Wherever you are in the world, we can support you.
  • Your personal record is as unique as you, with the flexibility to hold a variety of information such as:
    • Health related conditions
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Scanned documents i.e. if you have an implant or pacemaker / ICD Advanced Decisions
    • Emergency contacts so your loved ones will be notified quickly

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Here are some ways to help reduce high blood pressure

Info taken from The British Heart Foundation.

In the UK alone there are up to 7 million individuals with undiagnosed high blood pressure as a large majority of people do not suffer any symptoms.

Increasing physical activity

You don't need to dedicate time at the gym to increase exercise. By changing simple habits such as parking further away or taking the stairs you will be improving your physical health.

Reduce salt intake

Adults should be consuming less than one teaspoon per day (6 grams). Always look at your food labels; by changing brands you could be reducing your salt intake without even noticing.

Eating more healthily

A balanced diet contains a variety of nutrients with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables. Reducing sugar, salt and saturated fats as well as alcohol will improve your health and well being.

Weight loss

By maintaining a healthy weight, you are helping to lower hypertension whilst reducing risks of other heart related conditions.

Member stories | Hypertension

Read about Bob's Hypertension diagnosis, and how it wasn't until his son became diabetic that he realised the importance of wearing MedicAlert.

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Bespoke engraving

Every MedicAlert disc is custom engraved with your conditions or medications, each as unique as the individual.

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Peace of mind for your hypertension

Becoming a MedicAlert member has many benefits, why not create a MyMedicAlert account today to discover what details we can store for you.

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