How do you feel about the changing of Blood Pressure guidelines?

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It would be interesting to note what the new parameters for treatment of hypertension are before making a decision on this.  Here's one article and there are more circulating out there.

 

http://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20131218hypertensiongdln.html

 

I think the professional juries are still out as to whether to endorse the new guidelines or not.  It's really not for us to say as laymen but any changes should be individually patient-based.  Those of us with severe hypertension are probably not going to be affected because it won't change our medication regimen.

 

I do think it's interesting to note that the AAFP and the Heart Association are not advocating the change in guidelines yet.  The AAFP will apply it's own testing methods prior to making a decision and the Heart Association continues to endorse the guidelines already established for treatment of hypertension.

 

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Do you think it is okay to change these guidelines or is there a bigger risk involved?  Do you suffer from high blood pressure?

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