Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol (hypercholesteremia) are serious, independent health issues but they can both increase the risk of cardiovascular complications, such as heart disease and stroke.

High cholesterol affects almost half of Canadians aged 40 to 59. It has no signs or symptoms, so the only way to know if you have it is to get your cholesterol levels checked through a blood test.
When you have hypertension (high blood pressure), it means the pressure against the blood vessel walls in your body is consistently too high. Often, there are no signs or symptoms, which is why it’s important to see your family doctor or health care provider for regular check-ups.
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Health Effects of High Blood Pressure
Understanding Blood Pressure Readings
Early Awareness and Diagnosis (Cholesterol)
Cholesterol: Fact or Fiction?
Cholesterol Good or Bad (video)
Know Your Risk for High Cholesterol
Living with High Blood Pressure
Common Blood Pressure Myths
Mediterranean Diet
The DASH Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure
Living with High Cholesterol
How to Manage High Cholesterol
Improve your Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Medication and Treatment (Blood Pressure)
Managing Your Blood Pressure
Medication and Treatment (Cholesterol)
Cholesterol-Lowering Medications (Statins)
Managing Cholesterol
Reducing Your Risk for Heart Attack & Strokes

How ASEBP Supports You

ASEBP’s Extended Health Care benefits provide coverage for a range of cholesterol and high blood pressure medications and medical supplies, such as blood pressure monitors. Talk to your family doctor or health care provider if you think you may be at risk for high cholesterol or blood pressure.

If you have ASEBP's Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), you also have access to four cost-free hours of health coaching each calendar year. Get support from registered nurses, dietitians, and other practitioners on a range of topics from how to eat a more balanced diet to incorporating  more physical activity into your day.

Get in Touch

Your ASEBP benefit plan covers a range of health and wellness services.
For more information, email or call us at 1-877-431-4786. You can also schedule a phone, video, or in-person meeting with a benefit specialist at

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