Under New Guidelines, Millions More Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure


If Americans act on the guidelines and lower their blood pressure by exercising more and eating a healthier diet, or with drug therapy, they could drive an already falling death rate from heart attacks and stroke even lower, experts said.Now, high blood pressure will be defined as 130/80 millimeters of …

Blood pressure of 130 over 80? That’s the new ‘high,’ according to an update of guidelines

The nation’s heart experts tightened the guidelines for high blood pressure Monday, a change that will sharply increase the number of U.S. adults considered hypertensive in the hope that they, and their doctors, will address the deadly condition sooner.Acting for the first time in 14 years, the American Heart Association …

New guidelines mean half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure

New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High pressure, which for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90, drops to 130 …

Saunas May Help Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Spending time in the sauna may help lower your chances of developing high blood pressure, say the authors of a recent study in the American Journal of Hypertension. Finnish men in the study who used the sauna four to seven times a week for about 19 minutes each time cut …

Health Short: Regular sauna visits linked to lower blood pressure – News – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Regular sauna visits linked to lower blood pressureA Finnish study suggests that regular sauna visits can reduce the risk for high blood pressure.The study, in the American Journal of Hypertension, included 1,621 middle-aged men with normal blood pressure who were followed for an average of 25 years. During that …

Is your blood pressure under control?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is consistently high, eventually increasing the risk of health problems such as heart disease or stroke. As of 2016, a shocking 75 Blood pressure better controlled with ‘MAP’ for doctors

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A third of Chinese adults suffer from high blood pressure, says study

Beijing: More than a third of adults in China suffer from high blood pressure, but only one in 20 are able effectively to manage their condition, according to research published Thursday. Strokes are the leading cause of death in China, accounting for one in five deaths annually, researchers said, with …