Blood Pressure Guidelines Can Be Loosened, Panel Says – NYTimes.com

Now appears it is not all about numbers.

Blood Pressure Guidelines Can Be Loosened, Panel Says – NYTimes.com.

And another quick addition from NYT about this breaking news->

3 Things to Know About the New Blood Pressure Guidelines

 

 

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About tjamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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2 Responses to 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.

    • tjamrog says:

      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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