High Blood Pressure Travel Insurance
If you have High Blood Pressure and are planning a trip abroad, a Travel Insurance policy should be taken out before the journey starts.
It is essential to include this condition as it will protect you against any medical situation that occurs whilst on your trip.
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Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical Expenses and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Scheduled Airline Failure||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
|Overseas Return Quarantine||Included||Included||Included|
*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
JS Travel Insurance has partnered with Goodtogoinsurance.com to provide this Travel Insurance that covers High Blood Pressure. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.
You will be asked several questions when obtaining a quote for Travel Insurance to cover High Blood Pressure. These will include:
- How many medicines does your Doctor advise you to take for High Blood Pressure?
- Have you been prescribed new tablets in the last six months?
- Have you been advised to take Medication to lower your Cholesterol Level?
Most cases are considered Primary Hypertension. This is when no medical cause can be established.
5 - 10% of cases are considered Secondary Hypertension. This is when a diagnosable condition causes elevated blood pressure.
Treatment for Secondary Hypertension involves directly treating the underlying medical condition rather than the elevated blood pressure.
If left untreated, people with Hypertension are three times more likely to have Heart Disease, six times more likely to develop Congestive Heart Failure and seven times more likely to suffer a Stroke.
- Consult your GP before travelling; only travel if your blood pressure is stable and controlled.
- Ensure you have enough medication to last the entire trip, and take a blood pressure monitor with you to check your blood pressure whilst away.
- People with high blood pressure can have circulatory problems & sitting in a cramped plane seat can lead to the development of Deep Vein Thrombosis.
- To decrease the risk, wear flight socks to improve circulation and regularly walk up and down the aisles. Do not forget to request an aisle seat.
- Stretch and move around in your seat as much as possible, avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- Don't forget to keep your medication in your hand luggage, but ensure you comply with current Airport security procedures; contact your departure Airport and Airline for information.
- When you arrive at your destination, try not to overindulge and remember your good habits from home.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to cold temperatures as this causes the blood vessels to constrict to conserve body heat, increasing heart rate and blood pressure and increasing the likelihood of heart attack or stroke.
- Do not travel to high altitudes, as there is less oxygen in the air, which could aggravate your condition.
- It is advisable not to use spa facilities that involve a sudden change of temperatures, such as saunas, steam rooms and cold baths.
- Avoid sudden exertions such as climbing many steps too quickly or pushing a broken-down hire car.
- Remember to drink plenty of fluids in hot and humid weather and avoid caffeinated drinks. The wearing of loose-fitting clothing will help reduce fluid loss from sweat.
- Be mindful that high altitude forces the heart to work harder and raises blood pressure, so consult your GP before travelling.