NHS Digital data reports that 14% of men and 11% of women in the UK have untreated high blood pressure (hypertension). Young adults make up a minority in these figures but many are still at risk due to poor diet, family medical history, and lifestyle factors that, if not managed, can lead to more serious complications in later life.
For a useful guide called “What young adults need to know about high blood pressure”, Click here
It contains useful information such as:
- 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.