LifePlus CLINICAL PATHWAY
Hypertension, defined as blood pressure above 140/90 mmHg, has become the single most important risk factor for death and disability worldwide.
According to the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation 19% of the adult population has high blood pressure. Of these, 83% are aware of their condition and 17% are not.
Those that are unaware of their condition are unintentionally putting themselves at risk. Those that have been diagnosed with hypertension are advised to take a thoughtful approach to managing their blood pressure down to within a healthy range.
Copeman Healthcare Expertise
Hypertension is a complex disease that results when the pressure within the arteries rises above an accepted maximum level. When this occurs the heart must work harder, straining the cardiovascular system and sensitive organs such as the brain, kidneys and eyes. Complications resulting from sustained high blood pressure include congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and blindness.
Thankfully, it is also a disease that can often be managed through therapeutic lifestyle change and, if necessary, medication.
At Copeman Healthcare we use leading edge, evidence-based standards for how high blood pressure risk is managed. Our Hypertension Pathway uses a collaborative approach to preventing, assessing, treating and managing hypertension.
Copeman Healthcare Approach
In the Copeman model of care, a physician works with a family health nurse, a kinesiologist, a registered dietitian and other care professionals. This structured approach facilitates early diagnosis for those with the disease, or assessments to identify those who are most at risk of developing hypertension. Early detection and intervention are critical to produce the best health outcomes.
If you have been diagnosed with hypertension, or you are at risk of developing it you can take advantage of the Hypertension Pathway in the LifePlus Program. This program will ensure you get the best possible health outcome for lasting wellness.
Enroll in the LifePlus Program from Copeman Healthcare for better health today.