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Credit: Getty Images. New, more intensive high blood pressure treatment guidelines could increase the number of adults in the US categorized as having high blood pressure by 31 million. The guidelines could also bring the number of people receiving antihypertensive treatment up to 11 million, according to a new study.
Hypertension is the leading modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and is the leading risk factor for death worldwide. Furthermore, being overweight or obese, being physically inactive, or having a diet low in fruits and vegetables significantly increases the risk of developing hypertension. These are some of the findings from two new studies released today in Health Reports.
The number of Americans at risk for heart attacks and strokes just got a lot higher. An estimated million U. The death rate from high blood pressure increased by nearly 11 percent in the United States between andand the actual number of deaths rose by almost 38 percent — up to nearly 79, byaccording to the statistics.
High blood pressure or hypertension is the most common of all the conditions of the circulatory system. Inhigh blood pressure was the greatest attributor to the burden of CVD accounting for InAustralians living in regional areas
High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition. Having high blood pressure means the pressure of the blood in your blood vessels is higher than it should be. But you can take steps to control your blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
To reduce the cardiovascular disease burden, Healthy People established U. From — to —, prevalent hypertension was unchanged Hypertension treatment
Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading contributor to disability-adjusted life years. Note 2 This has been attributed to several factors, including the efforts of health care organizations and professionals to reduce the burden of hypertension, and the efficacy of knowledge translation about hypertension and its risks. Note 3 Despite these efforts, hypertension affected almost 1 in 4 Canadian adults in Note 4 and is currently ranked as the leading risk factor for death globally Note 5.