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    The new definition of high blood pressure is 130/80 millimetres of mercury or greater: the first number represents the pressure on the blood vessels when the heart contracts, and the second is when the heart relaxes.

    The old high blood pressure level was 140/90, which remains in place in other parts of the world like the UK and Australia, at least for the time being.

    Experts say they want people to understand more about the complications that can occur at those lower numbers, and have also stressed the need for check-ups by qualified health professionals to get accurate readings.
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    A change in meds a couple of years ago put me down to 130/70, so I'm good to go.

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    Wonder if big pharma had any say in this...
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    Big Pharma came to my mind too when I heard this
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    One is not healthy if you are taking meds.

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    I need know NOTHING!

    I say, Nothing, Jon Snow!

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    Reminds of the joke about the doctor who informs his patient that his heart is in such rough shape even the shock of receiving bad news could send him into cardiac arrest.
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    Iím 112/65. Big pharma is behind the cholesterol lowering craze, so Iím sure their complicit in this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Wonder if big pharma had any say in this...
    It's the M.D.s & G.P.s - they must hate all the new high-tech portable/wearable sphygs.

    have also stressed the need for check-ups by qualified health professionals to get accurate readings.

    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time...

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    (Keeley - Sherrard translation)

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