2 thoughts on “Blood Pressure Guidelines Can Be Loosened, Panel Says – NYTimes.com

  1. this seems to be a reputable source.

    In my own practice of nursing, it is obvious that we have a dramatic reduction in B/P -related hospitalizations compared to thirty years ago when I started hospital nursing.

    I would add one caution. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. For the victim, it is very easy to talk yourself into saying there is nothing wrong, and resisting treatment even when it is desperately needed. so, any “good news” needs to be taken with a grain of salt – if your doc says you should be on B/P medicine, then -you should.

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    1. Thanks for your comment,Joe. To me, the takeaway is, “But, it cautioned, although efforts to lower blood pressure have had a remarkable effect, reducing the incidence of strokes and heart disease, there is a difference between lowering blood pressure with drugs and having lower pressure naturally.”

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