“Hypertension” is a common term in the health industry, but many people don’t know what it means. Dr. Mark Gelfer of Copeman Healthcare sat down with Linda Steele from the CKNW Health Check to explain what it is and how you can help to prevent it.
“I have the heart of a 20 year old,” says BC senior, Margaret Rees after overcoming high blood pressure and revitalizing her health. Read her story here.
This fall, CKNW’s Lynda Steele tapped into the expertise of Copeman’s clinical team for the latest information on stress management, skin health and more!
The objective of this paper is to present evidence for a revised algorithm to diagnosis hypertension. Two major deficiencies in the current diagnostic process must be discussed.
The objective of this study was to compare a series of blood pressure readings from an automated in–pharmacy kiosk, to those taken at regular intervals from individuals performing daily life activities in a real-world setting.
The objective of this research is to build a solid, evidenced-based foundation for managing hypertension and to help clarify uncertainties within current blood pressure guidelines.
Dr. Gelfer is currently serving as interim board member on The World Hypertension League and as a Recommendations Task Force Member for the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP). This fall, Dr. Gelfer will speak at three prestigious national hypertension conferences about the new CHEP Guidelines.
New, improved technology exists for the accurate measurement of blood pressure, yet in Canada many doctors and clinics are still using a sphygmomanometer – popularized in 1990.
Jim was able to get his health back under control by breaking realistic goals down into manageable steps. Within a month, he saw visible results. In six months, he had lost 23 pounds and his waistline had shrunk by almost three inches!
The first tip for making the most of your dietitian visit is overcoming the fear that you are visiting the food police.
Copeman Healthcare physician, Mark Gelfer, MD, CCFP, FCFP, along with Eric Mang, MPA; Tara Duhaney, MHSc and Norm Campbell, MD,FRCPC, address the impact on our health, the health of our children and the action required to address the federal government regulations over the marketing of unhealthy foods.
Adults need ongoing blood pressure assessment through their lives because 1 in 4 Canadians is affected by hypertension (high blood pressure) and 50% of 50 year-old adults are hypertensive.
Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) is a stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease events than office based readings.
Research supports careful management of hypertension for brain health. It is also helpful to monitor psychological health and treat symptoms of depression.
“DASH” was initiated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and is scientifically proven to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health.
A regular, structured exercise program can decrease blood pressure by 5-7 mm Hg- this can occur as early as 3-4 weeks after introducing a new exercise routine
The most important risk factor for death and disability is Hypertension. The World Health Organization chose Hypertension as the theme for World Health Day 2013
Metabolic Syndrome, sometimes referred to as the plague of the modern era, traces its roots back to the period of rapid urbanization around the time of ancient Greece. Learn more about this condition and how to avoid it.
Dr. Mark Gelfer was awarded the prestigious Certificate of Excellence from Hypertension Canada “in recognition of his outstanding efforts and contributions”.
Metabolic syndrome is a term used to describe a group of risk factors that collectively increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Prehypertension is the precursor to a hypertension diagnosis. As prehypertension does not cause any symptoms, the only way to detect prehypertension is to keep track of your blood pressure readings.
February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month. This article is dedicated to these very important topics.
Context Hypertension, or elevated blood pressure, affects an estimated 7.3 million Canadians. One-third of the hypertensive population remains uncontrolled today, while 17% remain unaware that they have it. While it is the most common modifiable risk factor for death or disability in the world, when left untreated, it can lead to complications affecting numerous organ […]
Context High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects 40% of adults worldwide, 30% of Americans, and 22% of Canadians. Despite being highly treatable, it is the leading cause of death or disability in the world. Accurate blood pressure measurement is critically important to ensuring that hypertension is optimally diagnosed and managed. Because in-office, manual blood pressure […]
Context Elevated blood pressure is the number one risk factor world-wide for developing cardiovascular disease leading to death. Also referred to as hypertension, it is responsible for approximately 7.1 million deaths annually and 4.4 % of the global disease burden, including stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease. Hypertension affects almost 30% of […]