You should know that about 50% of Americans are classified as hypertensive. High blood pressure can lead to diseases such as Heart Attacks, Strokes, Aneurysms, Heart Failure, Kidney Disease or Failure, Eye Problems, and issues with memory or cognition just to name a few.
Recently the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association changed the definition of high blood pressure. Previously, it was 140/90, but now it is 130/80. In addition, a new category of “elevated blood pressure” was created—it’s those people with a systolic (top number) of 120 to 129 with a normal diastolic (bottom number -- less than 80).
Along with the changes in the definition of high blood pressure, there was also an increased emphasis on Lifestyle Modification—principally thru 6 goals: weight loss, reducing sodium, increasing potassium, following the DASH diet, 90 to 150 minutes per week or physical activity, and reduction in alcohol consumption.
Here at Body Structure we can help you with those goals. Please contact us if you would like more information or a complimentary blood pressure screening.