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CDC Vital Signs: Getting Blood Pressure Under Control

CDC Vital Signs: Getting Blood Pressure Under Control

August 12, 2016 @ 11:51 am
by Heart News 247

About 67 million adults have high blood pressure. More than half (36 million) have uncontrolled high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States, leading to nearly 1,000 deaths a day. The majority of people with high blood pressure are being treated with medicine, yet their condition is still not under control. Millions more are either aware they have high blood pressure but aren't getting any treatment with medicine or don't know they have high blood pressure. The September issue of CDC's Vital Signs highlights the importance of awareness and treatment for adults with uncontrolled hypertension. Adults with high blood pressure can gain control by taking their blood pressure medicine. Find out why you should know your blood pressure numbers and what to do about it…

CDC Vital Signs: Getting Blood Pressure Under Control

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About 67 million adults have high blood pressure. More than half (36 million) have uncontrolled high blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States, leading to nearly 1,000 deaths a day. The majority of people with high blood pressure are being treated with medicine, yet their condition is still not under control. Millions more are either aware they have high blood pressure but aren't getting any treatment with medicine or don't know they have high blood pressure. The September issue of CDC's Vital Signs highlights the importance of awareness and treatment for adults with uncontrolled hypertension. Adults with high blood pressure can gain control by taking their blood pressure medicine. Find out why you should know your blood pressure numbers and what to do about it...

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CDC Vital Signs: Getting Blood Pressure Under Control
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CDC Vital Signs: Getting Blood Pressure Under Control

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  • Ben Robertson
    September 9, 2012

    It seems to me that your post focuses too much on pharmaceutical remedies
    for high blood pressure: “Adults with high blood pressure can gain control
    by taking their blood pressure medicine.” What about diet and exercise? It
    is not that I disagree with your statement, it is rather that pills seem to
    me like a last resort rather than a first step.

  • Alister McNeish
    January 8, 2013

    Have to disagree, it clearly states that if your blood pressure is slightly
    high, you should monitor and make healthy lifestyle changes. If you ALREADY
    have high blood pressure you are at high risk of developing cardiovascular
    disease (including strokes and heart attacks) and the best thing to do is
    to lower BP to a safer level QUICKLY AND AGGRESSIVELY this requires
    medication (or surgery but that is a last resort!) as well as adopting
    lifestyle changes (which give slower changes).

  • ln2iceage
    July 10, 2013

    1.) Lose 5-10lbs via exercise (if overweight), or maintain healthy weight
    2.) Decrease sodium intake from processed/restaurant food/frozen dinners
    (<2000mg/day) 3.) alcohol - 2 beers for men - 1 beer for women/day 4.) Diet
    free of trans/saturated fats (diet w/ sterols/stanols) 5.) stop
    smoking/limit caffeine Medication is absolutely the last resort. Exercise
    (at least 30 minutes a day) has been shown to be at least as effective as
    one prescription medication. Some people do need meds though.

  • Ridoy Biswas
    November 13, 2015

    It is not that I disagree with your statement, it is rather that pills seem
    to me like a last resort rather than a first step.

  • Biplob Nahid
    December 10, 2015

    It’s still surprise me just how lots of people have no clue about Hybetez
    Remedy (do a search on google) even though many people cures their diabetes
    naturally using it. Thanks to my personal buddy who told me about it. I’ve
    eliminated my cholesterol problem for good with healthy approaches.

  • Rosalina 751
    July 22, 2016

    There Is Stage II 2 High Blood If Its 160/100 Or Higher To 300/200

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