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Sunset Country Family Health Team
Sunset Country Family Health Team
Hypertension

Hypertension

This is a program designed for people with high blood pressure to learn the skills needed for the daily management of their condition. At each visit, a Registered Nurse will help you set and meet specific goals.

Your doctor or nurse practitioner may make a referral if you:

  • Have a blood pressure of 140/90 or greater (with or without symptoms) or 130/80 or greater if  you have Diabetes
  • Have been diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • Have been living with chronic high blood pressure

In this program you will learn:

  • What high blood pressure is and how it can affect your health
  • Self management of hypertension
  • How to develop a plan to make healthier  lifestyle choices
  • How to communicate with your health care team
  • How to set & achieve goals (i.e. smoking cessation, healthy eating, more active lifestyle)
  • How your medication(s) work & how to take them effectively
  • How to self-measure blood pressure.  A referral may be made to other HealthCare Providers (Dietitian, Pharmacist, etc)

Our Hypertension Team

  • Brandi Milko, RN
  • Colleen Snyder, RN IBCLC
  • Stacey Greer, RN
  • Kate Wilson, RD

High Blood Pressure is one of the most preventable disease in Canada and a leading risk factor of death. Hypertension affects 1 in 5 adult Ontarians (HSFO’s 2006 Ontario Survey). Blood Pressure increases with age. Hypertension can cause heart attacks, strokes, heart/kidney failure, all of which can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle.

Questions? Call us at (807) 468-6321 or send us an email for more information.