New blood pressure guidelines

New blood pressure guidelines


in the healthy the number of people with high blood pressure has dropped up dramatically ever since health experts redefined it late last year your blood pressure is considered high now if it’s 130 over 80 it’s based on new data especially for older people Phyllis leaper has been fighting high blood pressure for more than a decade she’s taken different medications she eats right and exercises but it’s still a daily battle when I have high blood pressure I mean when if it’s over 120 or consistently I feel tired or I don’t have as much energy I mean I kind of sense that it’s not right now she’ll have to work harder to make her numbers her new suggested lower goal is 120 over 80 geriatrics researcher Mark Soup Rihanna was part of the trial that it targeted 120 systolic blood pressure the higher number for older people the major results from the trials suggested that there was a dramatic improvement and benefit for preventing cardiovascular disease so heart attack and stroke and in addition there was a reduction in all cause mortality incidents of heart attack heart failure stroke and cardiovascular disease dropped 25 percent in the trial 33 percent in folks older than 75 the results so dramatic the five-year trial ended at only 3 dr. seprieono says many patients did add a medication to get a lower blood pressure but none of it caused more negative effects both the doctor and Phyllis agree that a healthy lifestyle is the best medicine and that it’s never too late to make changes people need to know that they can’t change and if they do change they’ll feel a lot better now to get there doctors want you to use an automated blood pressure cuff take multiple readings and check your pressure at home often

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