Blood pressure is the amount of work your heart has to do to pump blood around the body.
High blood pressure (hypertension) means your blood pressure is consistently higher than it should be.
You can have high blood pressure for many years without any symptoms. Even without symptoms damage to blood vessels and your heart continues.
The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of heart attack or stroke. Normal blood pressure is usually about 120 over 80.
What information should my client provide?
Your customer should complete the High blood pressure fast-track questionnaire
Over half the adults in Ireland over 45 years of age have high blood pressure.
About 4 in every 5 men and 2 in every 3 women with high blood pressure are not being treated.
Likely Underwriting Acceptance:
|Specified Illness Cover
|Controlled on Medication and no other risk factors present
*The outcomes above assume the condition is controlled with diet or medication and no other risk factors are present i.e. family history of cardiovascular disease, overweight, smoking >20 cigarettes a day, raised cholesterol
Please note that likely acceptance terms are indicative only and cases are subject to full underwriting.