During Hypertension Month in May, health professionals from across Canada – primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurses and specialists – will hold blood pressure screening events to encourage Canadians to know their numbers to help prevent and control hypertension (high blood pressure) and avoid its serious and deadly complications.
Hypertension is the leading preventable cause of death and disability around the world, and can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and dementia. Over 7.2 million Canadians have hypertension, and 7.5 million more have high blood pressure that will lead to hypertension without preventative action.
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