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It would be wise to educate people on the signs of hypotension, too. Especially if people are going to be lowering their BP: "Even moderate forms of low blood pressure can cause dizziness, weakness, fainting and a risk of injury from falls." https://www.mayoclinic.org/.../symptoms-causes/syc-20355465
Americans especially need to start taking responsibility for their health by exercising and eating more healthily. It is ridiculous that SO MANY think there is a magic pill that will take care of their poor lifestyle decisions and correct their bodies.
Seems just as arbitrary as the agreed-upon threshold for "high cholesterol". I guess Pharma decided it wasn't selling enough hypertension medicine. 🤔
There was a suggested guideline a year ago to raise it to 150/90 for 65 years and over! Pharma probably flipped!!!! $$$$$$$!!
Why is the AHA guideline in direct contradiction to the JNC 8 guideline released in 2014 or 2015 which supports the pharmacologic treatment of SBP >140 in adults <60yo? American Heart Association