Friday, February 24, 2017
The decision to medically treat for hypertension, is based on blood pressure (BP) numbers reviewed annually by the International Society of Hypertension. One reading in a doctor’s office is really not a good representation of your BP, as random fluctuations can occur. BP is unique to an individual and measuring it with a consistent machine, at a consistent time, and in a consistent setting is actually a better reflection of true BP.
There is overwhelming evidence that increased BP is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The Wellness Centre can provide you with a document sheet to present to your doctor providing them an important assessment tool to aid in prevention of cardiac disease and stroke. It is easy and cost efficient to self-monitor at home, or you can come to weekly clinics held in the Luther Village Wellness Centre. Call the Luther Village Wellness Centre for more information 519-783-3236 ext. 2023.
Joy Hancock, RN
Wellness Coordinator, Luther Village