Multidisciplinary Hypertension Counselling

An in-depth hypertension-counseling visit starts with either a Registered Nurse (RN) or pharmacist taking your blood pressure (we use a machine called BPTru that takes up to 6 readings to ensure an accurate BP). Next the RN/pharmacist will let you know what your BP target should be and how medications, diet and physical activity affect BP. The RN/pharmacist will then discuss how to modify lifestyle factors to lower your BP ending the appointment with a individualized ‘Hypertension Action Plan.’ The RN/pharmacist will then follow up with you within 3 months to gauge your progress and offer additional support.

Nutrition Counselling for Hypertension

  • nutrition education on current dietary guidelines to lower blood pressure
  • DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, strategies to reduce sodium intake
  • reading food labels, strategies when eating out, meal planning and more
  • education on how to have a healthier diet that helps you reach your health goals, while enjoying what you eat
  • step-by-step personalize approach, goal setting, supportive counseling