Tips and Resources — High Blood Pressure

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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Take the First Steps toward a Longer and Healthier Life

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Take the First Steps toward a Longer and Healthier Life
September is “Self Improvement Month”, who knew?

If you are a Baby Boomer, there’s a good chance you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension, and 90% of us will develop hypertension over the next number of years.

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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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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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Is there a COVID 19 - Hypertension Connection?

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Is there a COVID 19 - Hypertension Connection?
There has been speculation on social media sites that people with hypertension should stop taking ACE-1 and ARB medications. To date, there hasn’t been any conclusive research on COVID-19 and hypertension, but based on statistical evidence there appears to be an association, as there does with age.

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