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Help with Hypertension in later life.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition in which blood pressure (BP) is consistently above the normal range. Untreated it can lead to serious conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Hypertension it often easy to treat.

Find out more about Hypertension

How will it affect me?

The problem with hypertension is that most people have no symptoms. Because of this it can be untreated over many years leading to a high risk of complications.

Occasionally people may experience:

  • headaches when it’s extremely high
  • light-headedness, particularly after standing up quickly when it’s low

What causes it?

For most people there is no single underlying cause – a few diseases can cause extremely high blood pressure but for most people there is no obvious cause. It is more common in people who are overweight or inactive, or who have a family history of high blood pressure. However, it can happen to anybody.

How common is it?

Very common and it gets more likely as you get older. In the very old, or people with frailty, treating high blood pressure may cause more problems than it solves. But for most people lowering blood pressure reduces the risk of other problems like heart attacks and strokes.

How is it diagnosed?

One-off readings of blood pressure in a clinic or hospital can be misleading, so in general it’s best to get more than one reading. Ideally this would be done either by a week of home blood pressure checks (twice a day at similar times) or, even better, by wearing a 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor.

How is it treated?

Treatment depends on how high the blood pressure is. For mild hypertension without other associated problems, it’s usually best to try reducing salt, taking regular exercise and gradual weight loss first before using medications.

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At Red & Yellow Care we specialise in diagnosis, treatment, care and advice for older adults. Our approach is unique – we build a complete picture of the individual – and we treat them like an individual. We guarantee fast and flexible appointments with the very best specialists.

Meet some of our consultants.

Dr Colin Mitchell

Consultant Geriatrician

Geriatrics

How we can help

Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

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First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £450.

Further appointments at £300 up to 60 minutes, £200 up to 30 minutes.

Home visit supplements starting from £100.

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