What is normal blood pressure, anyway? Before November 14, 2017, when America awoke to news of new blood pressure guidelines by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, we all thought normal blood pressure was 120 mm hg/80 mm hg. Or, just 120/80. People with blood pressure creeping up to 130/90 were just told by the doctor to go home and keep monitoring, watch the food intake, do more cardio exercise, and we’ll check it again later.
Today, each of us is going to have to pay more careful attention to how the doctors define normal blood pressure. What’s more, we’re all going to have to work a lot harder to stay within the confines of normal blood pressure. And, those doctors? They say it’s going to be a big challenge for people to stay lower than 130/80 all by themselves.
With these new numbers, “the number of adults with high blood pressure, or hypertension, will rise to 103 million from 72 million under the previous standards,” according to the New York Times in its story announcing the new normal blood pressure guidelines, ‘New High Blood Pressure Norm to Affect Millions.’
Normal Blood Pressure Minimizes Heart Attack and Stroke
Managing blood pressure is so important to overall health. In fact, keeping a normal blood pressure lowers your risk for heart attack and stroke. While the doctors who reduced the blood pressure numbers did so based on a federal study, most Americans need to do better about keeping normal blood pressure. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death among Americans.
Did you know that cardiovascular disease is a lifestyle disease? You have the ability to lower risk factors for cardiovascular disease and minimnize your risk of heart attack and stroke.
The Sara Soulati Health for Life Program
When Sara Soulati invented the patent-pending Health for Life program, she based it on lifestyle. She listens to people when they visit Global Cardio Care for the best Los Angeles EECP therapy services. She asks about their daily nutrition and exercise, and then suggests they become vegan. By incorporating plant-based nutrition into their lifestyle, people eliminate animal byproducts and thus contribute to the health of their arteries. Also, by reducing sodium from the diet, people minimize high blood pressure. By reducing carbohydrates and saturated fats, the risk of heart disease is also minimized.
Sara knows that nutrition and exercise have a high impact on cardiovascular disease. She also knows that hypertension is a risk factor for serious cardiovascular illness and when it’s reduced, people can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.
EECP And Hypertension Research
Sara Soulati and her team aligned with Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and University of Chicago Medicine to present a research poster on the effect of EECP on hypertension. A poster was presented at the San Francisco meeting of the American Heart Association Hypertension Conference in September 2017. The Global Cardio Care Centers data showed that lifestyle does indeed positively influence normal blood pressure ranges.
People who visit Global Cardio Care for the Sara Soulati EECP Method as part of the Sara Soulati Health for Life Program are educated every day about the importance of reducing risk factors for disease, becoming a vegan, exercising daily, and getting EECP therapy to prevent and reverse cardiovascular disease.
In summary, if you are already suffering from hypertension, then consult your physician about these new blood pressure guidelines. You may need to begin taking blood pressure medication or to increase the dosing of what you’re already taking every day. The other alternative is to change your lifestyle by reducing bad food choices and to also incorporate some preventative EECP therapy into your lifestyle regimen.
Learn More About EECP
If you’d like to see what EECP is all about, then be sure to phone us at 310-412-8181 or 310-473-3030 to schedule your complimentary program experience. You get a session free. You can also complete our contact form, if that’s easier.
Regardless of what you choose to do, remember that these new blood pressure guidelines are nothing to sneeze at. You’ll need to be more vigilant to keep normal blood pressure part of your daily routine.