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.