Tips and Resources — Hypertension

The Insidious Nature of High Blood Pressure

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The Insidious Nature of High Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure- HBP (hypertension - HTN) is the leading cause of premature death worldwide¹. In Canada, despite the highest treatment rates in the world, the prevalence of hypertension and the number of people who have uncontrolled HTN continues to rise².

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Measure to Manage! The link between Diabetes and Hypertension.

Type 2 Diabetes and Hypertension often develop together in people that have metabolic syndrome, obesity, and
cardiovascular disease.

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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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