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Health & Fit Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

21:01  14 november  2017
21:01  14 november  2017 Source:   ap.org

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New guidelines lower threshold for high blood pressure . New lower threshold for hypertension means about half of all U . S . adults are now considered to have high blood pressure .

— New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure , adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition. That means now nearly half of U . S . adults have it. High pressure has long meant a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90.

FILE - In this June 6, 2013, file photo, a patient has her blood pressure checked by a registered nurse in Plainfield, Vt. New medical guidelines announced Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this June 6, 2013, file photo, a patient has her blood pressure checked by a registered nurse in Plainfield, Vt. New medical guidelines announced Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

ANAHEIM, Calif. — New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition. That means now nearly half of U.S. adults have it.

High pressure has long meant a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90. That drops to 130 over 80 in advice announced Monday by major heart groups.

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About half of U . S . adults are now considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines announced Monday that set a lower threshold for the "silent killer," second only to smoking as a preventable cause of early death. (Nov.

— New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure , adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U . S . adults . High pressure , which for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90

The change results in an additional 14 percent of U.S. adults with high pressure, but doctors say only 2 percent of these newly added people need medication. The rest are urged to try healthier lifestyles first.

High blood pressure raises the risk for heart disease, stroke and other problems.

The guidelines were announced at an American Heart Association conference in Anaheim, California.

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<p>There aren't any obvious signs when a patient's blood pressure has drifted into dangerously high territory, other than a cuff reading, which is why many call hypertension the "silent killer."</p>There aren't any obvious signs when a patient's blood pressure has drifted into dangerously high territory, other than a cuff reading, which is why many call hypertension the "silent killer." It can be tough to see outward signs of pressure building up in a person's blood vessels until it's too late, and the extra stress on arteries leads to a heart attack, stroke or heart failure.

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