HEART HEALTHAccording to Statistics Canada, heart disease is the second-leading cause of mortality in the country, accounting for nearly one in five deaths. It is therefore important to take care of your heart to live a long and healthy life.
It is possible to rejuvenate your heart and reduce your risk of heart disease by taking steps to alter controllable risk factors, for example, by carefully following your diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol treatment, and by adopting healthy lifestyle habits.
Hypertension and Self-Monitoring
It can sometimes be difficult for people with high blood pressure to understand or feel the benefits of their treatment. Blood pressure readings are an important indication of whether the treatment for hypertension is working, and can help determine whether your treatment needs to be adjusted.
* The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide complete information on the subject matter or to replace the advice of a health professional. This information does not constitute medical consultation, diagnosis or opinion and should not be interpreted as such. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions about your health, medications or treatment.