High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure measures how strongly blood presses against the walls of the arteries as it is pumped around the body. You need a certain amount of pressure for the blood to be circulated. However, if this pressure is too high it can put a strain on your arteries and your heart. One in five of us have high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. This can increase you risk of cardiovascular disease, such as atherosclerosis, stroke or a heart attack.

Risk Factors

  • A family history of high blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • A high intake of alcohol or salt
  • Lack of exercise
  • Certain medicines

My Approach

There is strong evidence to support the role of diet and lifestyle in the management of high blood pressure 1. I take a detailed case history so that I can identify any factors which may be contributing to your condition. I will then work with you to develop a personalised programme aimed at normalising blood pressure and supporting overall cardiovascular health.

  1. Savica V, Bellinghieri G, Kopple JD (2010). The effect of nutrition on blood pressure. Annu Rev Nutr, 30: 365-401.