There has been a new change in the definition of hypertension.
Up until now, hypertension has been defined as blood pressure of greater than 140/90. This has now changed on recommendations from the American college of cardiology and American heart association.
They are advising now that hypertension be defined as a blood pressure of greater than 130/80.
This will mean millions of more people will have hypertension and need treatment. Health care professionals need to start testing more people today, as, under these new guidelines, millions of new people will now have hypertension.
If someone is found to be hypertensive, encourage them to treat it via lifestyle changes and medications as to prevent heart attack strokes and kidney disease.
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