Knowing your blood pressure is just the beginning.
Wow Bee, yea, as a hypertensive following the news, that’s the understatement of the century. And now they’re telling us that if you’re an old guy (like me, 81) that hypertension is good for you and lets you live longer
.......... 140/90, the starting point for hypertension, or above spells trouble.
Latest target (for the younger folk anyhow) is 120/60
.......Knowing your blood pressure is just the beginning.....Most adults with high blood pressure are being treated these days.....more than half of all Americans with hypertension ...... still haven't got it under control.
Some 80 percent of us oldsters however don’t follow the prescribed routine—we simply lack the braincells. Therefore the Establishment should make it easier for us to get the prescribed dosage on sked
.........One plank of that plan is to improve the proportion of people with controlled blood pressure to 65 percent from 46 percent. So what will it take to achieve a goal like that? The CDC has some ideas.
Take the blood pressure medicines you've been prescribed.
Re oldsters see my comment above
Lose weight and stop smoking
Good luck there fellas
Measure and keep track of your blood pressure between doctor visits.
Modern inexpensive instruments make this feasible
Doctors can help by prescribing 90-day supplies of drugs
Or 180 days or even 360 days. It’s an awful nuisance to be continually running out
and choosing drugs with lower copays.o what will it take to achieve a goal like that?
A whole new Establishment. Neva hachi