Tips and Resources — Blood Pressure Measurements

Self-Monitoring = Lower Blood Pressure and Greater Control

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Self-Monitoring = Lower Blood Pressure and Greater Control
Whether you have been diagnosed with hypertension (>135mmHg / >85mmHg) or your BP is in the “pre-hypertensive / elevated” range (>120mmHg / 80mmHg) self-monitoring blood pressure at home is highly valuable and clinically preferred to measurements at your doctor’s office…. here’s why.

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Do you have White Coat or Masked Hypertension?

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Do you have White Coat or Masked Hypertension?

Does your blood pressure rise when you go to your doctor?  White Coat Hypertension, sometimes referred to as “isolated hypertension” or “white coat syndrome” is defined as a phenomenon in people that have higher than their normal blood pressure in a clinical setting.

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Measuring Your Blood Pressure at Home is Better Than the Doctor's Office

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Measuring Your Blood Pressure at Home is Better Than the Doctor's Office

Over half of Canadians' over the age of 60 have hypertension (high blood pressure).

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