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Hypertension Programs

When blood pressure is not controlled you are at risk of heart attack, stroke, chronic kidney disease and even problems with your vision. One of the ways you can help prevent and control high blood pressure is to make some lifestyle changes. This can often mean a combination of medication, light exercise and diet changes. Often, a single blood pressure drug may not be enough to control your blood pressure, and you may need to take two or more drugs.

It is very important that you take the medications prescribed to you. If you have side effects,
your health care provider can substitute a different medication.  

Home Care Services for People with Hypertension

We can help with customizing a service plan which can include:

  • Medication reminders and/or medication management
  • Shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Monitoring of healthy movement

Most people worry about having high blood pressure. For a few people, however, low blood pressure, or hypotension, is a major concern.

Current guidelines identify optimal blood pressure as less than 120/80.  The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute defines hypotension as a blood pressure lower than 90/60. There is no specific lower limit that is defined as unhealthy. Elderly people, however, may have symptoms of dizziness and lightheadedness when their blood pressure drops lower than usual. But most people with blood pressure in the lower ranges are young and healthy, and have no symptoms.

Hypotension Programs

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), these are symptoms of low blood pressure:

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Fainting
  • Lack of concentration
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Cold, clammy, pale skin
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Unusual thirst

Many healthy people who do have chronically low blood pressure and no symptoms require no treatment. Most people with chronic low blood pressure who have symptoms can be safely treated with medication and lifestyle changes. At HH+ we can help you create a program and plan to safely manage your low blood pressure.

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