Wearing a Medical ID Bracelet for High Blood Pressure
Last Updated: June 30, 2021
If you have hypertension, wearing a medical ID necklace or bracelet means that, in an emergency situation, first responders who are caring for you can be made aware that your high blood pressure is not a symptom of an acute problem but rather your normal baseline.
If a first responder reads your engraved medical ID, they will know to pay particular attention to your heart while treating you, and they won't need to search for an immediate cause of your current high blood pressure reading.
Should I wear a medical alert bracelet for high blood pressure?
In short, yes, you should.
A medical ID bracelet can help first responders quickly recognize and account for your medical condition in the event of an emergency. Your medical ID should also note whether you’re on any medications and any additional conditions or allergies that could affect your treatment.
What should I include on my medical bracelet?
At Lauren's Hope, we custom engrave your medical ID with your vital health information. So when you're trying to decide what to engrave, we recommend starting with the information you would want someone to know if you were unable to speak for yourself.
We recommend that your ID include your name, diagnosis(es), medications, allergies, and emergency contact information.
Common medical abbreviations can help create more engraving space. Here are a few that might be helpful:
- HBP - High Blood Pressure
- HTN - Hypertension
- HX - History
- ICE - In Case of Emergency
- ALGY - Allergy
- NKA/NKDA - No Known (Drug) Allergies
Here are some examples of common engravings for medical ID jewelry for those with hypertension:
T2D - ON METFORMIN
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
ON MANY MEDS
BEE STING ALGY
SEE WALLET CARD
NO BP/IV/STICKS RT
HBP - ON MANY MEDS
Which hypertension ID is right for me?
The right alert bracelet for you should be custom engraved, and ideally, it’s also a piece of jewelry you enjoy wearing daily because the best medical ID for you is the one you want to wear. Most of our jewelry can be custom engraved, so any style can work for you.