Blood pressure of 130/80 is the new ‘high,’according to a recent review of guidelines. This now means almost half the US population is considered hypertensive overnight.
The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released new blood pressure guidelines that may have you thinking twice about your salt intake. They state that anyone with a blood pressure from 130/80 to 139/89 is diagnosed with stage 1 hypertension which affects millions of Americans.
These new guidelines are based on a 3-year review of 1,000 studies that the chances of dying from a heart attack or stroke are double at 130/80 vs the previous guideline of 140/90. This means 46% – almost half the US population – are now considered hypertensive overnight.
This is not a reason to run to your doctor and request to be put on medication. This is a call to action to be proactive about your health starting today. The recommendations for stage 1 hypertension are lifestyle driven we can help give you tips about at Integrative Urgent Care.
Focusing on a plant-based, mineral-rich diet while managing stress and regular exercise is the key to lowering blood pressure and reducing heart disease risk.
*The content presented on this page is not intended to diagnose health problems or take the place of professional medical care.
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