UM study challenges current blood pressure guidelines

UM study challenges current blood pressure guidelines


LEFT LANE WITH SPEEDS CLOCKING IN AT 22 MILES PER HOUR. Janine: TOPPING TODAY’S HEALTH NEWS THE LATEST RESEARCH OUT OF UNIVERSITIES OF MIAMI MILLER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IS CHALLENGING CURRENT BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDELINES. LOCAL10 MEDICAL SPECIALIST KRISTI KRUEGER HAS DETAILS ON THEIR FINDINGS. Kristi: SOME BIG CHANGES AND CONTROVERSY WHEN IT COMES TO BLOOD PRESSURE GUIDE PIPELINES SOME EXPERTS NOW SAY THAT BLOOD PRESSURE NUMBERS CAN BE A LITTLE BIT HIGH INNER OLDER OTHERWISE HEALTHY ADULTS BEFORE MEDICATION NEEDS TO BE PRESCRIBED. THE NEW NATIONAL GUIDE LINES CLAIM THAT TREATMENT ISN’T REALLY NECESSARY UNTIL SYSTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE IN PEOPLE 60 AND OLDER IS OVER 150 BUT DR. RALPH SACCO, THE HEAD OF NEUROLOGY AT U HEALTH LED A STUDY THAT FOUND THAT FOLLOWING THESE REVISED GUIDELINES COULD ACTUALLY PUT THIS POPULATION AT A GREATER RISK OF HAVING A STROKE. WE LOOKED AT THIS PATIENT POPULATION OVER AGE 60, NO DIABETES, NO KIDNEY DISEASE, THEY HAVE BLOOD PRECIOUS OF 140 TO WANT 50, AND WE FOUND THAT HAVING THAT ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE WAS JUST AS BAD AS HAVING IT ABOVE 150. THEREFORE, WE DISAGREE AND SAID IT SHOULD BE KEPT AT 140 BEFORE YOU TREAT. Kristi: DR. SACCO SAID THE INCREASED STROKE RISK WAS NOSE NOTABLE IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN AS WELL AS HISPANIC PATIENTS. AND NEW RESEARCH IS ALSO SHOWING THAT THOSE AT RISK FOR HAVING A STROKE MAY TASE AN INCREASED RISK NOW THAT WE’VE SWITCHED OVER TO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. NOW, WHILE THE FINDINGS DIDN’T SHOW A DIRECT CAUSE AND EFFECT HERE, THEY DID AFFIRM THE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS STUDIES WHICH HAVE SHOWN THAT AN UPSET IN OUR SLEEP PATTERNS CAN IMPACT OUR HEALTH GREATLY. DOCTORS SAY THE STUDY HIGHLIGHTS WHY PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THEIR STROKE RISKS FACTORS. SO SOME OF THE THE MOST COMMON RISK FACTORS INCLUDE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, DIABETES, SMOKING, A SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE, AND WE’RE NOW LEARNING THAT EVEN HAVING AN IRREGULAR SLEEP PATTERN HAS AN ASSOCIATION WITH STROKE. Kristi: LOSS OF BALANCE, CHANGES IN VISION, FACIAL DROOPING, ARM NUMBNESS AND SPEECH DIFFICULTY ARE ALL POSSIBLE SIGNS OF A STROKE, AND EVERY SECOND COUNTS WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING TREATMENT. IF YOU SEE ANY OF THOSE SIGNS, IT’S TIME TO CALL 911.

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