By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services one million additional Michigan residents are currently considered to have high blood pressure. MDHHS reports that many of theses residents are under the age of 30. Theses figures are due to new hypertension guidelines.
The MDHHS states that The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have recently redefined high blood pressure as a reading beginning at 130/80. The previous definition for high blood pressure was 140 systolic over 90 diastolic.
According to the MDHHS, “The new guidelines highlight the importance of primary prevention and lifestyle changes related to nutrition, physical activity, smoking and other risk factors,” said Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon. “Identifying and controlling high blood pressure early on helps prevent serious and costly complications later in life, resulting in improved quality of life for all Michiganders.”
According to a press release from MDHHS, under the new blood pressure guidelines, over 100 million people may now have high blood pressure.
The importance of having your blood pressure checked regularly cannot be over stated, so
check in with your doctor have your blood pressure checked.