Tips and Resources — Self-Monitoring

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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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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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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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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