Low Blood Pressure Linked to Death Risk, Study Finds
“It’s a very sneaky thing.” High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a problem in which blood pushes too hard against a person’s blood vessels, potentially causing damage to the vessels and organs like the heart, according to WebMD . Risk factors for hypertension in children include obesity, sodium intake and family history. U.S. dietary guidelines suggest people eat no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day, while the AHA recommends an even lower threshold of 1,500 daily milligrams. The AHA estimates 97 percent of children and teens eat too much salt, putting them at risk for high blood pressure and eventual heart disease.
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Multiple ways to combat high blood pressure
It’s estimated that 1 in 3 people have high blood pressure. The symptoms can be silent and can be deadly, that’s why doctors say we need to take control of this epidemic in many ways. Updated: Monday, August 19 2013 4:21 PM EDT2013-08-19 20:21:19 GMT Joseph Hardman was doing his job. Trying to save a life with CPR, when suddenly his own life was in jeopardy. Joseph Hardman was doing his job.
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Relative risk of mortality was significantly increased, by more than five times, according to the study, published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The researchers found that blood pressures in the range of 130 to 159 mm HG systolic over 70 to 89 diastolic were associated with the best health outcomes for the population they studied men with kidney disease. Dena Rifkin, MD, suggested that the new study may not yet apply to the general population, but only to this large group of older veterans with chronic kidney disease . Dr.
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