WFHT Provided Programs & Services

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

High blood pressure affects one in five Canadians and is often called the silent killer because you may not know it is there. The Wawa family Health Team’s Hypertension consists of two components aimed at detecting and managing blood pressure:

  • Early detection/prevention facilitated through:
  • Community blood pressure screening clinics
  • In office blood pressure monitoring
  • Community health promotion events
  • Management of patients with hypertension outside of clinical office visits is provided for three main groups
  • Patients that have a high normal BP
  • Those who are newly diagnosed
  • Patient that are not at target (140/90)

Blood pressure checks, medication adjustments, education on lifestyle modifiable areas are some of the interventions used to assist patients in maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

Resources:
www.hypertension.ca
www.heartandstroke.ca