Hypertension - planning visits with your family physician

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 Family Physician, discusses hypertension and planning regular visits with your family physician.

 Family Physician, discusses hypertension and planning regular visits with your family physician.

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Featuring Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
,Annual Hypertension Planning Visits with your Family Physician
Duration: 2 minutes, 31 seconds

Hypertension or high blood pressure is very common, and is a very important medical condition.

As physicians we use a system to approach blood pressure management. It’s the best way to prevent heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and a whole host of other problems that you experience later on.

Blood pressure management involves visiting your doctor twice a year. It’s very important that you sit down with your doctor, bring all your medications, and they will review a plan of action for you.

This plan of action is something you can take home with you to refer to later on, but it encompasses principles of self-management such as diet, and exercise. It reviews what your blood pressure readings are and should be. And it also talks about preventative health maneuvers like vaccination.

Finally, the reason why you need to sit down with your doctor at least twice a year is so they can do a good job renewing your medications, and ordering bloods tests that look for damage caused by high blood pressure.

It’s important if you have any questions or any concerns, that you make an appointment to speak to your physician or your local expert. Treatments vary according to patient as well as physician, so once again, make an appointment and speak to your physician.

Presenter: Dr. Daniel Ngui, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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