Home > Medical > Hypertension > Living with hypertension Living with hypertension All sections in Hypertension » About Hypertension » Medication » Effects on the Body » Explaining Hypertension » FAQs » Health Tips » Lifestyle Changes » Living with Hypertension » Measuring BP » Hypertension News » Real-life Story » Stress, Women & Obesity » Types of Blood Pressure » Risk Factors Blood pressure, driver fitness and safe driving How does blood pressure impact on driver fitness and why is maintaining a healthy blood pressure important for safe driving? Changing your lifestyle Once you know you have hypertension, it’s important to follow a comprehensive programme of lifestyle changes. But what exactly does this involve? Self-monitoring at home There seems to be a definite trend toward self monitoring, as people are encouraged to actively participate in the management of their health. Quiz Am I at risk for hypertension? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Are you ready to quit smoking? » Subscribe Newsletters » 10 salty food culprits 10 foods with hidden fat Hypertension in the elderly Elderly patients, if treated for their high blood pressure, have fewer heart attacks, strokes and congestive heart failure, than the same age group with untreated hypertension. Alcohol and hypertension "Having a few drinks helps me relax, and relaxing lowers my blood sugar, so alcohol should be good for my hypertension, right?” Unfortunately not. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.