You can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease:
Manage Your Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is dangerous when it is not treated. People with
high blood pressure are more likely to have a heart attack or a stroke.
High blood pressure is a silent disease. Most people with high blood
don't have any symptoms, so they don't know if they have it unless their
blood pressure is checked. One out of four people with high blood pressure
is unaware of their condition.
Looking for more information?
Programs and Services in the Calgary Area
- Lifestyle Classes
Attend one of the lifestyle
classes for people who have high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol
levels. For more information call: (403) 943-2665, or to register call:
- Check Your Blood Pressure
Have your blood pressure checked
by trained staff at any fire station in Calgary, between the hours of
1:00 pm and 9:00 pm, seven days a week.
- Talk to Your Health Professional
Talk to your family doctor and work with them to understand your high
blood pressure and manage your blood pressure.
Don't have a Family Doctor?
If you don't have a family doctor, call 403-943-LINK (5465) or check
out the online
list of Doctors who are accepting new patients in the Calgary Health
- Locate Community Health Resources in the Calgary Region
They provide a directory of community, health and social services in
the Calgary Region. Once at the Web site, enter blood pressure screening
into the search area. The City of Calgary Information Centre at (403)
268-4636 (INFO) can also provide you this information.
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Do you know your blood pressure?
Get it tested for free
at your local fire hall.
Professional Education Material: Hypertension
2003 - An Overview