I have just put up a 2 part web page on the subject of high blood pressure. On this page I mention that the "new" revised standards now consider that 120/80 which used to be the standard of normal healthy blood pressure is now considered the beginning of high blood pressure or "hypertension" as it is also called.
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Interestingly,there is evidence that these new "revised" standards were influenced by the pharmaceutical industry which of course would gain many new customers if the threshold for medicating patients has effectively been lowered.
Now understand that I am not suggesting that people should never be medicated for this condition. There are times when the best course of action in the short term is medication, when the purpose is to immediately address a blood pressure level that is dangerously high and could result in a stroke.
However, common sense suggests that this should only be a temporary or short term solution, and that the goal should be to make the diet and lifestyle changes that will bring blood pressure back down into the normal range, so that the medication can be safely withdrawn and normal pressure maintained..well....NORMALLY!
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