November 2004 Issue

“Prehypertension” Calls For Lifestyle Changes Now To Avoid Meds Later

High blood pressure is on the rise. Health professionals are gunning to get those numbers down, and the numbers they’re shooting for are even lower than before. That’s because during the past 10 years the death rate attributed to high blood pressure has climbed 36%. It is the major contributor to cardiovascular-related mortality, including heart disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease.

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