New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Say Seniors 60 Up Do Not Need Treatment Below 150 Over 90
One of three editorials (below news story) in JAMA says it is likely that there will be considerable controversy in hypertension treatment for the foreseeable future; high blood pressure still 140/90 Dec. 18, 2013 – Seniors age 60 and over were given a ...
U.S. expert panel updates blood pressure guidelines for older adults over 60
Too aggressive blood pressure treatment can cause fainting and falls in older patients, or bad interactions with drugs they're already taking for other illnesses, panel members said. The panel does endorse the lower target of 140 over 90 for younger adults ...
My blood pressure measures 140 -149 over 72-79. Is my top number too high?
My blood pressure measures 140 -149 over 72-79. Is my top number too high ... When no other risk factors are present, the goal for blood pressure is typically less than 140/90. You may want to contact your doctor to best determine your specific blood ...
Why treat high blood pressure?
The usual goal is less than 140 mm Hg for systolic blood pressure and less than 90 mm Hg for diastolic blood pressure, or less than "140 over 90." People with diabetes should aim for less than 130 mm Hg (systolic) and less than 80 mm Hg (diastolic).
Tracking your own blood pressure may be useful
"A sheet of paper with lots of blood pressure readings over the last month ... their blood pressure is 150/90 millimeters of mercury or higher. For people younger than 60, drugs are recommended when their blood pressure is 140/90 millimeters of mercury ...