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11/17/17 9:36 P

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There is more than one medication. Have they tried more than one for her?

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11/17/17 6:58 P

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I am a little concerned about the new guidelines, not so much for me but for my mother. She had border line high BP. When she went on meds the side effects were worse than the BP. So doctor took her off. New guidelines she would be put on them. I worry that people who are doing ok may be put at risk.



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11/17/17 2:15 P

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Thanks Niteman... I didn't copy correctly!!

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11/16/17 11:50 P

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This'll work:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=sprint+s
tudy%2C+NEJM+2015


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Did you read the article? The first line says who funded it:
"Findings from a landmark study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) support a key component of  the new 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines announced  by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) at the annual AHA meeting in Anaheim, California."

At the end of the article it also states: "In addition to primary sponsorship by the NHLBI, SPRINT is also co-sponsored by the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and The National Institute on Aging."

You might also find this PUBMED link good reading..especially the comments at the bottom by different groups. (SEE NITEMAN"S POST up above... my link didn't work!!)
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I have been trying to find out exactly who funded the studies because it just sounded like something that the pharmaceutical companies would do so that they can make more money.

I have been getting mine under control with diet and exercise but it is still a bit higher than the "healthy 120/80". The doctor was not concerned about it on the last visit, but I would still like to get it down a bit.

I definitely would rather keep mine under control with natural methods and my doctor is happy to have me control it with diet and exercise. I was just sort of wondering what others thought about this new information and if anyone else was able to figure out just who did fund the study or had found good and trustworthy information on line. Fortunately, I have not had any sort of cardiovascular event and hope to keep it that way.

Thanks for the input


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11/16/17 1:34 P

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That was kinda my point. I didn't even know the old guidelines, so the new one is still okay with me. Most of my life has been spent in a partial state of ignorance, so it's nothing new.

DW has been on various blood thinners for over a decade now (had a bypass at a young age). Warfarin was the worst. She had to be very careful with bruising. I think one adult Aspirin is the only thinner part of her regimen these days. Good luck at the Doc!

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The last I heard Dr's told me 120/80, not 60. Min is 85/60. I need lots of extra salt ordered by Dr. to raise it. I have blood clots in both lungs with makes my blood harder to flow. I see a Dr. next month on clots. I am on blood thinners 2 times a day.

I have pleurisy, 3 types of anemia from Iron,folic acid,other vitamins not working,chronic pneumonia,chronic kidney disease and low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years..I am 55 years old. I had 6 operations recently. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 3 years as well.


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11/15/17 5:53 P

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You're welcome. I was already pushing lower as I didn't know the guideline was that high to start with. I always thought the goal was 120/60. I get there sometimes, but not always. I got rid of the Diabetes meds and I'd like to do the same with the BP meds. Good luck with yours!

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11/15/17 12:36 P

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Here is a different article than I posted elsewhere:

www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/data
-landmark-nih-blood-pressure-study-sup
ports-important-part-new-aha-acc-hyper
tension-guidelines


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11/14/17 6:40 P

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From what I've heard, it doesn't really change much. Doctors might prescribe medication a little earlier if lifestyle changes don't bring BP levels down naturally, but most of these drugs have few side effects and the side effects are not outweighed by the benefits of having a BP level in the normal range. I'm not a doctor, this is just what I've heard in the news. If you're concerned, talk to your doctor to get their educated opinion about it.

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11/14/17 4:46 P

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I wasn't sure which board to post this under and I know that I am trying to control my blood pressure with exercise and diet. I just heard that they have now changed the guidelines for high blood pressure the other day and was wondering if anyone had any input on these new guidelines.

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