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Did they change the normal blood pressure?

Did they change the normal blood pressure?

In 2017, new guidelines from the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and nine other health organizations lowered the numbers for the diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure) to 130/80 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and higher for all adults.

When do you need to change your blood pressure medication?

Experts urge a change in medication to decrease risk of death. Share on Pinterest. For people with high blood pressure, fluctuating readings are a warning sign that you might need to change medication.

When to stop taking medication for high blood pressure?

Do not stop taking medications if you reach “normal.” When taking medication, it remains important to track and manage your blood pressure. Healthy lifestyle changes and tracking are effective ways to manage your blood pressure, reduce heart risk and maybe even reduce medication.

Are there any over the counter medications to lower blood pressure?

Both over-the-counter and prescription medications can impact your blood pressure. Some medications, like diuretics and blood pressure pills, are designed to lower your blood pressure numbers.

Is it true that high blood pressure can be cured?

Myth #2: You have been cured when meds lower your BP to “normal”. The belief that once you reach a healthy blood pressure range your medication can be stopped is a dangerous myth. It is based on the second myth, that you have been cured.

Experts urge a change in medication to decrease risk of death. Share on Pinterest. For people with high blood pressure, fluctuating readings are a warning sign that you might need to change medication.

Do not stop taking medications if you reach “normal.” When taking medication, it remains important to track and manage your blood pressure. Healthy lifestyle changes and tracking are effective ways to manage your blood pressure, reduce heart risk and maybe even reduce medication.

Are there any side effects from high blood pressure medication?

However, many people do not have side effects from taking hypertension drugs, and often the side effects are mild. Still, it’s important to stay informed and work closely with your doctor to manage any side effects you may have.

Which is better high blood pressure medication or combination?

A combination of medications sometimes works better than one medication alone by not only improving high blood pressure control but also by reducing side effects. Also, when you first start a new high blood pressure medicine, be aware of rare allergic reactions.