Cholesterol & Hypertension
We provide medical nutrition therapy for Lowering Cholesterol as well as lowering high blood pressure/hypertension
All our nutrition consultations are done via our telehealth online platform and app. Wherever you are, you can speak to our expert dietitian's & nutritionists.
Our process is simple
1. You book an initial consultation
2. You activate your practice better account (our online software)
3. We send you the pre-assessment forms
4. You will receive an email with your zoom link
5. You meet your dietitian.
High cholesterol is when you have too much of a fatty substance called cholesterol in your blood. It's mainly caused by eating fatty food, not exercising enough, being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol. It can also run in families. You can lower your cholesterol by eating healthily and getting more exercise. Some people also need to take medicine.
Too much cholesterol can block your blood vessels. It makes you more likely to have heart problems or a stroke.A dietitian can help lower cholesterol through providing medical nutrition therapy. This is done by assessing your current dietary patterns and replacing certain fats , increasing fiber and modifying lifestyle as a whole.
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
As a general guide:
high blood pressure is considered to be 140/90mmHg or higher (or 150/90mmHg or higher if you're over the age of 80)
ideal blood pressure is usually considered to be between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg
Blood pressure readings between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg could mean you're at risk of developing high blood pressure if you do not take steps to keep your blood pressure under control.
Everyone's blood pressure will be slightly different. What's considered low or high for you may be normal for someone else.
Dietitians can help with medical nutrition therapy to lower blood pressure resulting in life long changes to your health.
What to expect
You will complete the pre assessment questionnaire and activate your online account.
Initial consultations are 60 minutes in duration, you will meet your dedicated dietitian and discuss your goals, analyse your lifestyle and symptoms. After your initial consultation, you will have a clear plan of what is expected going forward. We we provide you with a personalised meal guide and individualised advice.
If you require blood tests a letter will be written to your GP after your initial consultation for those tests to be done before our follow up.
Follow up sessions will be booked in advanced. Depending on what your dietitian feels is best suites, you will have 3+ follow ups sessions.
An email will be sent to activate your telehealth portal. You can also download the ‘better by practice better’ app , and log in with your details
Complete the pre-assessment form and terms and conditions
Join the 1-1 consultation via the zoom link provided on the telehealth platform. Here you will meet your dietitian.