Tips and Resources — Covid-19

A Simple Guide to Choosing a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

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A Simple Guide to Choosing a Home Blood Pressure Monitor
Over 7.5 million Canadian’s have hypertension (high blood pressure). Frequently called “the silent killer”, most of us learn we have hypertension from our family doctors because there are no symptoms or pain to warn us we have the condition.

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Don’t Ignore High Blood Pressure During COVID-19

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Don’t Ignore High Blood Pressure During COVID-19
After six months into to COVID-19, several studies have revealed people with hypertension are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. In fact, there is mounting evidence that COVID-19 affects the heart, regardless of age and fitness levels of patients. The Center for Disease Control in the US has identified several underlying health conditions that put individuals at higher risk should they contract COVID-19. These include: serious heart diseases, COPD, obesity, cancer, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and people with compromised immune systems¹.

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Obesity: the New Risk Factor for Covid-19 Severity

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Obesity: the New Risk Factor for Covid-19 Severity
We know that data collected from Covid-19 studies across the globe shows that age is a common risk factor in the severity of the disease.  Put simply, older people get sicker from Covid-19.

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Canadians with High Blood Pressure Beware of Covid 19

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Canadians with High Blood Pressure Beware of Covid 19
Over 7.5 million Canadians have high blood pressure (hypertension). Analysis of other COVID-19 countries, including China have shown that individuals with hypertension or other heart related conditions are at higher risk of complications from Covid-19, including higher death rates. 

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Does Covid-19 Attack your Heart?

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Does Covid-19 Attack your Heart?
Medical researchers are perplexed by data from Covid 19 patients. The data shows that cardiac arrest is the cause of death in 20% of cases.(1) This is not particularly significant because severe respiratory distress frequently can result in heart failure as the condition deteriorates.

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