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Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can I lower my blood pressure?

A:

A main approach to lowering blood pressure involves lifestyle modifications. There are many positive effects on blood pressure with regular exercise and healthy eating. Lowering your salt intake is a mainstay in treating high blood pressure. In some individuals, these lifestyle efforts are not completely sufficient to treat high blood pressure and medication may be needed.

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Lowering High Blood Pressure

Dr. Dean Foti

Dr. Dean Foti

MD, FRCPC, Behavioural
Neurologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can I prevent dementia?

A:

It's difficult to give a magic formula for ensuring you won't develop dementia in your lifetime. The basic recommendation is to make sure that you are actively managing your health along with the help of your family doctor. You should be taking care of any health risks, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, and getting regular exercise.

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Things You Can Do To Help Prevent Dementia

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Victoria, BC
Q:

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

A:

There are many symptoms that could be caused by an under active thyroid gland, or hypothyroidism. They include fatigue, sensitivity to cold, weight gain, hair loss, mild depression. If you think you may have thyroid issues, you should speak with your family doctor to be screened.

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What are the Symptoms of Hypothyroidism?

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