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OHIP-Funded Blood Pressure Management Group Counselling

My doctors told me this morning my blood pressure is down so low that I can start reading the newspapers.

–Ronald Reagan

Globally, hypertension causes an estimated 19% of deaths (9.4 million annually) and 7% of disability.  Hypertension is responsible for up to 50% of deaths due to heart disease and stroke and is the leading cause of kidney disease and kidney failure.  In Canada, 25% adults have it with 50% of these being not yet diagnosed.  50% of those over 60-years-old have hypertension.  Only 16% have adequate blood pressure control. 


The starting point in the management of hypertension is educating yourself about the condition and what you can do to get control over your blood pressure.  In these sessions you will learn the factors that contribute to hypertension and methods you can take to bring your blood pressure down.


These four sessions will cover:


  • Session 1 – Impact of high blood pressure
  • Session 2 – Monitoring and functional management of high blood pressure
  • Session 3 – Behavioural & lifestyle interventions for high blood pressure
  • Session 4 – Psychophysiological management of high blood pressure

Duration: 4 weeks. 45-minute sessions/per week online over OTN

Counseling facilitator:  Dr. Taher Chugh

Please note:
While we endeavor to limit the session to the allotted time, at times, the sessions go overtime because of discussion and questions. Please keep this in mind when scheduling group counseling appointments. We recommend that you do not book anything else for 30 minutes after each group session.