Tag: cardiovascular risk

When normal blood pressure isn’t.

When normal blood pressure isn’t. A recent NY Times article questions the suggested normal blood pressure of (systole) 120/80 (diastole). A few years ago, normal blood pressure was considered to be 140/80 and when the recommendations were changed, more people were taking blood pressure meds. Was this reducing risk and helping them stay healthier? The problem with protocol-driven blood pressure readings is one size does not fit all. We are all different physiologically and while our current science behind our understanding of blood pressure has reduced risk, people still die from cardiovascular disease. For years, seniors had their blood pressure Read More »