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An_244012 posted:
In the UK,I am told that 140/85 is considered a safe measurement and not needing treatment.This is true in other countries too.In the US i20/75 is considered as the safe number.
Is there evidence then the the rate of strokes and heart attacks is higher in the rest of the world compared to the US?I believe the opposite is the case...
Why ten is the medical coimmunity promoting 120/75 and putting people over that on drugs? Is it to sell more drugs?Perhaps selling more drugs will help the economy?
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billh99 responded:
In the UK,I am told that 140/85 is considered a safe measurement and not needing treatment.

I am not sure where you heard that, but the guildlines from the British Hypertensive Society don't agree.

http://www.bhsoc.org /

And here is the guildlines.

http://www.bhsoc.org/pdfs/Summary%20Guidelines%202004.pdf

Optimal <120 <80
Normal <130 <85
High normal 130-139 85-89
Hypertension
Grade 1 (mild) 140-159 90-99
Grade 2 (moderate) 160-179 100-109
Grade 3 (severe) "265180 "265110

This classification equates with those of the European Society of Hypertension6 and the World Health Organization-International Society of Hypertension7 and is based on clinic blood pressure and not values for ambulatory blood pressure measurement. Threshold blood pressure levels for the diagnosis of hypertension using self/home monitoring are greater than 135/85 mm Hg. For ambulatory monitoring 24 hour values are greater than 125/80 mm Hg. If systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure fall into different categories the higher value should be taken for classification.


These are similar to the US designations except 120-139/80-89 is called pre-hypertensive.
 
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