Recently the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology changed the guidelines for blood pressure, stating that anything higher than 130/80, instead of 140/80, will be considered hypertension or "high blood pressure." With the new definition, millions more Americans (46 percent of the adult population) will now be diagnosed with high blood pressure.
Lauren Boleen, PA, discusses simple things you can do at home to help keep your blood pressure at a healthy level in the video below:
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Lauren Boleen, PA, discusses the recent changes in blood pressure guidelines and how you can keep you blood pressure in check.
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