Will new blood pressure guidelines cost Americans?

Nearly Half Of US Adults May Have High Blood Pressure Under New AHA Guidelines

Nearly Half Of US Adults May Have High Blood Pressure Under New AHA Guidelines

Under the new guidelines, 14% of more people will be diagnosed with high blood pressure, making almost half of American adults at risk for major health problems.

The American Heart Association released a major update regarding new blood pressure guidelines and under the changes, more Americans are considered to have high blood pressure. "And for those patients that are at highest risk, those that have had a cardiovascular event in the past, stroke or heart attack, or have diabetes, those are the kind of people we're going to be adding medication for it to bring their blood pressures down", Farrell said.

You might have high blood pressure and not even realize it.

It's safe to say most people would be overwhelmed with the new guidelines - 167 pages, citing 367 scientific publications, titled "2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults".

For the first time since 2003, the American Heart Association has redefined high blood pressure.

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"Now, hopefully, people who didn't think they were at risk now realize that a blood pressure of 130 or more is actually something to be concerned about", Dr. Mookherjee said.

Dr. Larry Gordon from Aspirus said the association most likely made the changes to be proactive and lower the risk of people being diagnosed with more serious illnesses later on.

The new guidelines indicate that 46 percent of American adults suffer from hypertension a huge increase from the 32 percent measured by the old standards.

The American Heart Association says falling into this category won't always call for medication, but it's rather a yellow light to lowering blood pressure. There are no obvious symptoms, which is why it is often called, "the silent killer". Five years later, when that patient has a reading of 140 over 90 and is overweight, he or she is at significantly greater risk of cardiovascular disease so they are immediately placed on blood pressure medicine and counseled on exercise and healthy eating.

"Elevated blood pressure is not our friend".

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