How MedicAlert can help you

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We know that living with hypertension can be stressful

Hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure, affects more than 1 in 4 adults in England1. It increases the risk of heart failure, coronary artery disease and stroke. 

We know that those living with hypertension are affected every day - you may feel worried about exercising or anxious about complications resulting from your hypertension. However, remaining active will help to support your health and bring down your blood pressure. As a charity, MedicAlert provides the peace of mind to be active and join in, keeping you safe in an emergency.

"MedicAlert allows you to get on with life. If anything does go wrong, the bracelet is key to getting emergency help quickly." - Paul Kabrna

How MedicAlert can help you

In an emergency involving your heart, every second truly counts. Early treatment to get blood flowing to the damaged part of your heart muscle again can save your life and limit the amount of permanent damage to your heart muscle2
MedicAlert ID allows access to information about your medical conditions, implants or devices you may have and your medications.

During an emergency

When every moment matters, you may be unable to speak or recall your vital information in a stressful, unexpected situation.

MedicAlert supports you

Your jewellery will alert emergency professionals to your most crucial information through the custom-engraving on the back of your disc.

by relaying information

Additional information can be accessed, such as medications, next-of-kin contact info, specialist clinic details or important documents.

for fast accurate treatment

Risks of error and complications are heavily reduced, ultimately helping you to get back on your feet and back to normality.

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Ways to help reduce high blood pressure

As many as 5 million adults in the UK have undiagnosed high blood pressure, so will not know that they are at risk3. The only way to know whether you have high blood pressure is to have it measured. So, it’s important to get your blood pressure checked.
It is also important to do all you can to reduce your blood pressure, whether you have been diagnosed with hypertension or not, in order to reduce your risk of heart-related complications and diseases.

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.

Maintain a healthy weight

There is a strong relationship between excess weight and high blood pressure. By maintaining a healthy weight, you help to lower hypertension whilst reducing risks of other heart-related conditions.

Reduce alcohol consumption

Heavy habitual consumption of alcohol links to raised blood pressure.The UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) advise it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis.

Stop smoking

The nicotine in cigarette smoke can raise blood pressure and heart rate, whilst also narrowing the arteries and hardening their walls, and makes blood more likely to clot.

Get enough quality sleep

Sleep deprivation can harm your health, causing high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes and more. Getting at least eight hours of sleep benefits your health and helps improve your immune function.

Have regular health screenings

High blood pressure and high cholesterol can damage your heart and blood vessels. Without testing, you probably won't know whether you need to take action, therefore regular screening is recommended.

MedicAlert provides our members with peace of mind

Hypertension

Read about Bob's hypertension diagnosis and how it wasn't until his son was diagnosed with diabetes that he realised the importance of MedicAlert.

Read Bob's story

Conn's Syndrome

Paul was diagnosed with hypertension at 24 years old, shortly before also being diagnosed with Conn's Syndrome.

Read Paul's story

What do you need to do to join?

Create account

This provides online access to view and change your record at any time.

Add medical info

Including allergies, conditions, medications, history, documents and contacts.

Choose a medical ID

Our collections include stainless steel, fabric, silicone, silver and gold.

We check your record

Our in-house medical professionals ensure your record is medically sound.

MedicAlert membership costs less than 9p per day; this gives you 24/7 emergency support and peace of mind for just £32 per year.
Your only additional cost will be your choice of medical ID jewellery, which start at very reasonable prices and are available with styles to suit a variety of activities and occasions.


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"I have worn a MedicAlert bracelet for 40 years - the peace of mind it brings is invaluable." - Jenny Woodall

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