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Changing Values in Medicine

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I recently read an article reporting that the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have lowered the range for high blood pressure to 130/80 from 140/90, which had been used in the past.

This decrease in the blood pressure readings considered hypertension will significantly increase the number of people diagnosed with hypertension.

Hopefully, it will not increase the amount of medication prescribed, but will increase lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, and weight problems to control the hypertension.

Another change that is occurring is the recommendation that elderly people should ask their physicians to check for hepatitis C, as it can be present in the body for a number of years before it becomes a problem. hepatitis C is also treatable.

Another test that patients should ask their doctors to perform is one that measures the homocysteine, which is related to arthrosclerosis and some of the other problems.

These changes in medical measure are important and should be considered by those that are in the potential range for hypertension and elderly people who have not been checked for hepatitis C and those who also need a check on their homocysteine levels.

These areas should be checked out and changes made to improve longevity and decrease the incidence of disease.

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I recently read an article reporting that the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have lowered the range for high blood pressure to 130/80 from 140/90, which had been used in the past
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