Manage and Prevent Hypertension

Managing high blood pressure can reduce your risk of heart attack by 25%, stroke by 40% and heart failure by 50%.

What is hypertension?

Hypertension or high blood pressure is where blood flows through your veins at a higher pressure than normal. Hypertension affects one in five people and can lead to damage to the arteries and complications such as stroke and heart disease.

Controllable risk factors: diet, inactivity, overweight/obese, smoking, alcohol intake, stress…

Uncontrolled hypertension can increase the risk of: stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, blindness, diabetes, aneurysms…

How can a dietitian help you better manage and prevent high blood pressure levels?

Registered Dietitians are food and nutrition experts who transform the science of nutrition and best available evidence into practical solutions for living a healthy life. They can provide guidance in managing and preventing high blood pressure through:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Weight management
  • Healthy eating and guidance regarding specific diets recommended for hypertension such as the DASH diet
  • Deciphering food products and labels
  • Meal planning/preparation
  • Recipe ideas and more!

All of which are tailored to your needs and goals. These services are offered at no cost and on an ongoing basis at an unrestricted frequency to provide adequate support.

Take the first step in reducing your risk today… Schedule an appointment with the dietitian!

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