My name is Jules and I work as a Registered Nurse in the UK. I have been working within the operating room, since 2005. I specialise in orthopaedic and general surgical procedures.
I work as part of the medical team. Every day is different and I enjoy being able to positively impact people’s lives.
WHAT HAS CHANGED ?
While working on shift in 2013, I had the misfortune of suffering a major nose bleed while at work. I was immediately referred to the Ear, Nose and Throat department within the hospital. After further investigations were made, I was diagnosed with hypertension [high blood pressure] and prescribed 5mg of Amlodipine to be taken daily. Aged 40, I felt fit and healthy. To be given this diagnosis, came as a complete shock.
I have grown up seeing both my parents taking prescribed medication for hypertension for over 40 years. It was a daily part of their life. But I was determined that I did not want to follow this same path.
I am fully aware that high blood pressure, puts you at great risk of developing cardiovascular (heart) disease, stroke, kidney disease or impaired vision. Instead of just simply relying on prescribed medication, I have been very focused on adopting lifestyle changes that would help to improve the health of my heart and minimise any deterioration.
WHAT IS MY GOAL ?
It is well documented that high blood pressure is the number one risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It is essential that treatment is sought and we explore lifestyle modifications in order to prolong our lives.
The goal of this website is to highlight lifestyle and dietary changes that can be adopted, as effective strategies for improving your health and minimising your risk to developing serious cardiovascular disease. The latest research studies will be highlighted, which will be used to support recommendations made. This website will also focus on product reviews, so that customers are aided in making those important purchasing decisions in relation to their health.
This website will be a valuable resource for people looking to improve their health and to minimise their risk of heart problems.
WHY DO I WANT TO HELP ?
I am passionate about helping people and improving their quality of life. I have done this during my nursing career and I hope this will continue to define my life. Diet and lifestyle change are options that do exist, that can be explored in order to improve the health of your heart and reduce your risk of heart disease. This is important to me and I feel that many people can really benefit from the information that is shared on this website.
All the best,