Blood Pressure Guidelines Are Changing: Come to Discuss

At Women's Health Practice we want our patients to know their blood pressure, track it at home and keep their blood pressure normal. For many women aggressive lifestyle changes will keep them off medicine, and that's where we think we can help our patients make those positive changes.It is also true that those with other conditions are more likely to need medicines than just lifestyle changes. Those There have been some disagreements as to what is hypertension and what is pre-hypertension, and when to treat. Some people on treatment need to use more medicine to get their blood pressure lower. Others can avoid blood pressure medicine all together. Women should know that the newest guidelines from the recent  The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have released a new set of numbers as the guideline on hypertension with a new definition that will call 130 to 139 mm Hg systolic and or 80 to 89 mm Hg stage 1 hypertension. Some women previously told they do not have hypertension will be getting reassigned to a different group. If you want to dig into the report it was just released and can be found below:
Officially the 2017 "ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults,"The guidelines were released here at the American Heart American Heart Association (AHA) 2017 Scientific Sessions .


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