Definition - BP >140/90

Untreated hypertension can have serious long term effects ie:

  • Heart Failure
  • Angina
  • Kidney failure
  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks



It is important to try to modify some of the risks associated with high BP ie:

  • Weight loss
  • Exercise
  • Less salt in diet
  • More clear fluids
  • Stop smoking
  • Reduce alcohol intake



See your doctor or nurse to discuss this further.