Are new guidelines setting us up for failure?

Are we destined for failure when it comes to heart disease? With recent guideline revisions for what defines blood pressure and cholesterol goals, there‚Äôs been a lot of debate about what to believe. Are drug companies behind this so they can sell more medications? Do doctors benefit in some way by diagnosing more people with high blood pressure and cholesterol based on lower cutoffs? Neither. … Continue reading Are new guidelines setting us up for failure?

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Suggest 1 in 2 Americans have Hypertension

In case you missed it, the guidelines for high blood pressure have been revised recently. Approximately around 1 in 2 Americans older than 40 years of age likely have high blood pressure.¬†Hypertension is now diagnosed if your BP value is greater than 130/80. Do you know how high BP can affect you? Stroke Heart attack Headaches Atrial fibrillation – Abnormal rhythm of the heart Blockages … Continue reading New Blood Pressure Guidelines Suggest 1 in 2 Americans have Hypertension