Your blood pressure is one of the most important functions of your body. It’s responsible for carrying blood to and from your heart, so it needs to remain consistent.
While most young adults are lucky enough to have a cardiovascular system which manages their needs quite well, it’s not uncommon for a poor diet or other factors to cause levels to rise. In this guide, we’ll look at how you can best manage your blood pressure, as well as what medical advice and support is offered to anyone suffering.
The website highlights the following information:
- What young people should know about hypertension – what causes it, important statistics in the UK, the COVID-19 risk factor, and how this condition affects the body in the long term.
- Managing high blood pressure – How to seek medical help and advice to diagnose this condition, questions to ask your GP, diet and lifestyle changes to make, and risk factors during pregnancy.
- Essential advice for those struggling to handle the condition mentally, opening up to family and friends, and understanding the non-health side effects (e.g. driving or insurance policy requirements).
- Links to other useful medical resources and organisations to support people of all ages who are living with hypertension.