US: New guideliness have been released regarding high blood pressure cases that will force Americans to change their lifestyles or take medicines to treat it
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology formulated new guideliness under which the number of men under age 45 with this diagnosis will triple, while the prevalence among women under the same age will double.
Dr. Robert M. Carey, who is a professor of medicine at the University of Virginia said that “Those numbers are scary.”
The number of adults with hypertension is estimated to rise to 103 million from 72 million under the previous set standard. However, those who are now condidates for drug treatment will rise by an estimated 4.2 million. To reach the goals, others may have to take more drugs, increase the dosage or change their lifestyles.
There are many factors that are highly important to health. High blood pressure is on the second place only to smoking as a preventable cause of heart attacks and strokes, while heart disease remains the number one killer of Americans.
On the other hand, people are strongly advised to act on the guideliness and lower their blood pressure by exercising more and having a healthier diet, which will eventually lead to reducing the risks of heart attacks.