During Hypertension Month in May, primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurses and specialists across Canada, hold blood pressure screening events.
These events encourage Canadians to know their numbers to help prevent or better control their high blood pressure and avoid the risk of developing serious and deadly complications.
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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 7.5 million Canadians have hypertension, and 7.4 million more have high blood pressure that will lead to hypertension without preventative action.
Each year, Hypertension Canada Promotes Hypertension Month and World Hypertension Day (May 17) in partnership with the World Hypertension League and the International Society of Hypertension.