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Lifestyle changes may help you delay, reduce, or avoid the need for medication to treat your high blood pressure. Try following a healthy diet, exercising frequently, consuming less sodium, reducing your intake of alcohol and caffeine, losing any excess weight, checking your blood pressure at home, and having regular check-ups with your health care provider.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are pain relieving or reducing medications, many of which are available over-the-counter, such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Using such medications at high dosages and over a long period of time can increase the risk of side effects. Side effects range from headaches and indigestion to peptic ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding. Talk to your health care provider about how you can take these medications safely.
Facemasks in combination with the use of other infection prevention and control strategies such as physical distancing and practicing hand-hygiene can slow the spread of COVID-19. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization both recommend the use of facemasks. More information on how different types of masks work in this resource.
Hamilton, ON - July 23, 2020
Are you interested in learning how to reduce your risk of developing dementia? Learn six ways to promote brain health to optimize your physical mobility and social activity in the future with our free online interactive lesson.
Do you or someone you care for have osteoarthritis of the hip or knee? Learn how to best manage this condition through exercise and weight management.
Hamilton, ON - April 8, 2020
We are committed to supporting the healthy aging of Canada’s older adult population by highlighting ways to stay active and engaged while practicing physical distancing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Explore some of our latest content and continue to check back as new content is added weekly.