New guidelines say you might have high blood pressure
Thirty million Americans are getting some bad health news: They have high blood pressure and need to do something about it, according to new aggressive hypertension treatment guidelines released by heart doctors Monday.
The doctors and other experts, from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other groups, are moving the goal line for blood pressure control, meaning 46 percent of U.S. adults could now be diagnosed with hypertension.
That’s up from 32 percent under older guidelines.
Most of those added people will be urged to change their diets.