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15 November 2017, 01:07 | Franklin Nunez
New high blood pressure guidelines
America's leading heart experts on Monday issued new guidelines for high blood pressure that mean tens of millions more Americans will meet the criteria for the condition, and will need to change their lifestyles or take medicines to treat it.
The definition of high blood pressure is now being defined as readings of 130/80 instead of 140/90. The findings mean that an additional 14% of USA adults, or about 30 million people, will now be diagnosed with high blood pressure, bringing the total number to 100 million people living with the condition in the U.S.
High blood pressure accounts for the second-largest number of preventable heart disease and stroke deaths in the United States, second only to smoking.
The normal limit for blood pressure is considered 120 for systolic, or how much pressure the blood places on the artery walls when the heart beats, and 80 for diastolic, which is measured between beats.
The changes were announced at the American Heart Association's 2017 Scientific Sessions conference in Anaheim, California. He says they will prevent disease by encouraging early treatment.
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Potentially deadly high blood pressure can be brought under control with a wide array of medications, many sold as relatively cheap generics.
Damage to blood vessels is already beginning once blood pressure reaches 130/80, said the guidelines, which were based in part on a major USA government-funded study of over 9,000 people nationwide. The association recommends that those with stage 1 hypertension will only be prescribed medication if they have a heart attack or stroke.
However, the AHA advises "stage one" patients with blood pressure between 130/80 and 140/90 to lose weight, exercise and eat lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains before trying medication. "According to what the guidelines say go a head and use what we call lifestyle modification", said Dr. Gordon.
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