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Part 6: Blood Pressure and Your Brain

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada recommends that you get your blood pressure checked at least once every year by a healthcare provider.

There are certain factors that can increase the chances of a person getting high blood pressure.

There are factors you can’t change such as your age and family history of high blood pressure.

There are other factors that you can do something about such as your weight, eating habits, activity level and lifestyle.

Healthy lifestyle habits can reduce your chance of getting high blood pressure. If you already have high blood pressure, these same habits will help control your high blood pressure and reduce your risk of future health problems.

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (or other related conditions), your doctor may recommend that you get it checked more often. Be sure to ask your doctor how often you should have your blood pressure checked.

Source: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada


Managing Your Blood Pressure

Download this resource from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada for more information about managing your blood pressure.

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