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#1 Baker Boy

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:46 PM

Under New Guidelines, Millions More Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure

The nations leading heart experts on Monday issued new guidelines for high blood pressure that mean tens of millions more Americans will meet the criteria for the condition, and will need to change their lifestyles or take medicines to treat it.

Under the guidelines, formulated by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, the number of men under age 45 with a diagnosis of high blood pressure will triple, and the prevalence among women under age 45 will double.

Those numbers are scary, said Dr. Robert M. Carey, professor of medicine at the University of Virginia and co-chair of the committee that wrote the new guidelines.

The number of adults with high blood pressure, or hypertension, will rise to 103 million from 72 million under the previous standard. But the number of people who are new candidates for drug treatment will rise only by an estimated 4.2 million people, he said. To reach the goals others may have to take more drugs or increase the dosages.
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Just one reason our healthcare costs continue to rise.

It is 2017 and we still have a one size fits all medical mentality. You would think we could get much more and much better out of a trillion dollar industry.
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#2 Patriotsfatboy1

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:52 PM

Pfew.  I am still under thanks to recent medications.  :banana:


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#3 RaiderHater's Revenge

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:54 PM

Oh good get more people on meds

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#4 Baker Boy

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:58 PM

Oh good get more people on meds


That is how the Swamp works, they feed each other.
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#5 NorthernVike

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:01 PM

More proof Big Pharma owns the guberment.  :thumbsdown:


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You guys have no focking clue what happened so you really should just shut it..

 


#6 penultimatestraw

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:49 PM

This is funny because there was recently a study which suggested a higher cutoff for older people. Then again, people will just assume everything is OK if their high BP doesn't cause symptoms right away or meds don't immediately correct the problem.



#7 penultimatestraw

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:50 PM

Oh good get more people on meds

Or get them to stop eating like sh!t and exercise consistently  :dunno:



#8 NorthernVike

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:52 PM

Or get them to stop eating like sh!t and exercise consistently  :dunno:

Fock that, give me a magic pill so I live forever :banana:


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#9 penultimatestraw

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:54 PM

Fock that, give me a magic pill so I live forever :banana:

Damn doctors and pharma made me fat and lazy  :cry:



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:58 PM

Or get them to stop eating like sh!t and exercise consistently  :dunno:


You and Digby have poor bedside manner. I wish our resident health professionals would be nicer.

#11 Patriotsfatboy1

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:01 PM

You and Digby have poor bedside manner. I wish our resident health professionals would be nicer.

 

I wish they didn't have sausage fingers.  :o


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